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.
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.
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.
There exists a space between the desire to write and actually sitting down to get the words on the page: This is the abyss. Too many writers fall into it and never return.
Sometimes the words won’t come. Or your pencil hovers over the page, unsure what to draw. These are all symptoms of art-block.
Everyone keeps telling us to think outside the box. But what if that’s the wrong advice?