Category: Creativity

Just start

“Half of us are waiting for permission; for someone to say okay, for someone to say do it, for someone to say that is a good idea, [for] someone to give you the money, [for] someone to give …

Breaking the artistic comfort zone

Editing, shooting, writing, and graphic design are all in my wheelhouse. They’re skills I’ve honed for years–some for more than a decade. I’m always active in at least one of these on work days The more creative work …

Daylight savings, a haiku

Peaceful predawn sound Inky, navy, washed out denim The sun arrives.

12 Little Stories

12 Little Stories: a creative challenge for 2014

12 Little Stories is a monthly creative challenge designed to get you out making something new. Stretch yourself creatively, try a new technique, take a risk. In theory, each prompt could be completed from start to finish in …

Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006

“Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would …

Storytelling on Twitter

We live in an exciting time for storytellers. Technology and the Internet are providing so many opportunities to tell stories in fresh, exciting ways. I love that Fitzgerald calls Twitter storytelling a new frontier. Working out how to …

Slow growing oaks

Oak trees are slow to grow. This particular oak has been around since before I was born, yet it still looks more like a shrub than a tree. Makes me feel a little better when I think about …

Staying inspired through reading

My how time flies when you’re working hard on a new project. Before you know it, months have passed since the last time you wrote. Oops. I’ve been feeling a burn out coming on for the last couple …

Gut churn and the creative process

“At the beginning it always felt like life or death.”

Refresh your perspective

There comes a point in every creative project where you hit the proverbial wall. It might be writer’s block, designer’s block, or an unexpected problem. When you hit the road block you have a couple of choices. You …