Archive of all blog posts tagged 'inspiration'


Doing The You Thing (2019/09/11 05:00)
On defending that original burst of inspiration to the death.

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!"


Go Elsewhere, Young Man (2018/08/28 05:00)
"The best way to write fiction is to read, watch, and listen to anything but fiction." I am not sure that it is the best way, but I think it is ultimately one of the most valuable.

I Am A Rock, I Am An Island (2018/02/24 08:00)
People aren't flowers, of the hothouse variety or otherwise, and neither are artists.


Other-Upsmanship, Continued (2017/10/14 01:00)
More on why "I could do that, too" is an impulse to grow past.

The Justice League Project(ion) (2017/10/09 07:00)
If my theories about the movie prove wrong, I can make hay from them. I've done it before.

The Deep End Of The Pool (2017/09/09 08:00)
How to work with all those ideas swimming around in your head.


Copy Shop Dept. (2016/08/30 05:00)
Cloning isn't a creative act.

Inspired By A True Story Dept. (2016/08/09 08:00)
On finding the real source of inspiration inside someone else's work.


The Positive Snob Dept. (2014/06/22 10:00)
On making a *constructive* argument for creative snobbery.


The 10th Level Dept. (2012/12/30 10:00)
Spontaneous creativity is a grail for creators, but what precisely is in that particular cup?


Dream Machines Dept. (2010/02/14 01:10)
Francis Ford Coppola once said, "I like all kinds of films, but what I really want is to be moved by a film, to feel as I've never felt, to see things I've never seen before." Before I go any...

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