Archive of all blog posts tagged 'creators'


No Good Vs. Yes Good (2019/09/21 05:00)
Creative paranoia: when you know, just know, your work is worthless in a way only others can see.

Doowutchalike, Part Three Hundred And Six (2019/09/10 08:00)
What is the good, and bad, in saying "I do what I dang well want" in any creative medium? I know there's both.

Nobody Cares Enough About Your Idea To Steal It, Part Nine Thousand And Seven (2019/08/31 08:00)
"Don't worry about someone stealing your good ideas. Worry about someone stealing your bad ones!"

Advice And Consent (2019/07/13 05:00)
The very best advice I received was not a command but a seed for discussion.

My Own 'What' And 'Why' (2019/07/08 09:00)
How I used to get caught up in thinking about the surfaces of the things I admired.

The Wile E. Coyote Problem (2019/07/07 08:00)
Why much of what we call "genius" is mostly cultivated stubbornness.

Spero Meliora And All That (2019/06/28 08:00)
"Greatness is lived, not had."

The Bane Of All Curious Minds (2019/06/21 08:00)
What do you do when there's just so much to do and so many things to know? Focus. But how?

Bliss Is Ignorance (2019/06/08 05:00)
There was once a time when I felt I was a better writer when I didn't really know what I was doing.

The Refutation Proclamation (2019/05/21 08:00)
Make something that is your answer to all the things in the world you don't want.

The Case For Preferring Older Books (2019/04/04 05:00)
You miss out on less than you think.


Sympathetic And Practical Magics (2018/12/18 08:00)
It's hard not to be foolishly romantic about certain things, like the workspaces or utensils of great artists.

Our Respective Things (2018/12/08 05:00)
My work can only really be measured against my other work. Same with yours.

Paint Your Lunch (2018/11/20 05:00)

This Art-Too Unit Has A Bad Motivator (2018/11/15 08:00)
More from Steve on the whole vexed issue of doing what you think you want to do, not what you actually want to do.

Bad Fuel For Brooding (2018/11/14 07:00)
This whole business of how we become the stories we tell ourselves is so easy to get wrong and in so many ways.

Creativity Repeating Itself (2018/10/25 08:00)
“Every director has one film to make. He just keeps remaking it.”

Anxieties Of Influence (2018/09/04 05:00)
"...there’s a chance if you’re inspired by an author or a creator, you won’t do it quite right."

For Me Or For Them Or For Us? (2018/08/22 09:00)
When you start by trying to please others instead of yourself, you end up pleasing no one.

Watts Up (2018/07/15 08:00)
On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.

How To Tell Me Something I Want To Hear (So I Can Just Ignore It And Move On) (2018/07/05 05:00)
On not caring what other people think of your work, while at the same time caring about your work.

It's X Meets Y, But With Z! (2018/07/03 05:00)
"There is no reading experience in an idea, only in its execution."

The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.

No Second Guessing (2018/06/10 08:00)
More on why motives matter for creative work.

The Incuriosity Complex (2018/04/20 05:00)
Being generally incurious about life is bad enough; it's far worse when you're trying to create.

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