The Artist Prince created so many finished songs, there’s a bank vault in his home dedicated to preserving them.
The Japanese method of Kishōtenketsu is the current plot system used for writing Manga. The focus is on the character and a twist near the end.
Make friends with that vague, undefined world of waiting. Then you can allow the best ideas to percolate to the top.
Writers, do you sometimes get so wrapped up in dialogue or action beats that you neglect some good, solid sensory description? Try a technique of grounding used to help sufferers of anxiety.
The true commodity for an artist is not the number of pages written or drawings produced, but time. There simply isn’t enough to go around. Rather than look for big chunks of this precious commodity, try to dice your time into smaller, easy to accomplish, bits.
Do you write more with your head or your heart? That’s the dividing point between Architect writers and Gardener writers.
We all want that perfectly crafted scene. The one that leaps off the page and captivates our readers. The trick to writing scenes that turn pages is using the technique of goal, conflict, disaster.
Often us writers want to create a perfect chapter right out of the gate. But this just isn’t practical.
The world is so jammed packed with details and input, it can lead to information overload. Nature, it turns out, has designed our bodies to cope with this flood of data.
Writers and artists can benefit from the tactics of thieves and tricksters.