Creativity doesn’t care from where it comes.
Using that logic, I’ve learned to collect ideas and save them like stamps, without the crazy amount of binders and labels.
Without fail, if I find something I think goes perfectly with one of my ideas, I store it like a hoarder. It could be either a song, a picture someone drew, or even a fanart you saw on Deviantart. We can’t control what media inspires us. As much as I hate to admit, I’ve even found inspiration in really bad fanfiction.
When I first started writing and creating stories, I had no…
After writing posts for a few months, I’ve been thoroughly infected with the “Medium Effect.”
You probably know what that’s like- the sudden urge to chronicle every experience as a kind of lesson, online or offline. There can be many motivations for this, like favorable algorithms, money, a possible idea that can go viral, etc. The list is very long with possible reasons, but I have one idea- save some of them for yourself.
I’ve tried to live by the following quote:
“Today I finally overcame,
Tryna fit the world inside a picture frame.”
-John Mayer, 3x5
It always reminds…
Humans live to work, consume, and enjoy things, but only a select few get to create them. An even smaller group believe they’re reaching their creative potential.
Then are the ones who break into the outside world. Those who become famous and reach the mainstream get the chance at success most of us can only imagine.
Until they reach that untouchable level, those who attempt that climb must face the naysayers and bear the verbal punishment. …
I still remember the crowd’s stunned silence.
Picture a Super Bowl Sunday in a crowded college lounge. There’s a charged energy in the room, with smells of greasy takeout and pizza from a nearby restaurant. Some of the people there wore Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots jerseys. Most of them were taking a break from their studies and popped in to see the beginning of the game.
Then a certain commercial comes on.
At the time I studied marketing in my short stint in the business school side of my college. I had learned about the “1984” commercial from…
There are three ways to recount it, but only one is the best option
The internet has spoken, and it’s divided over what it sees in Cruella, the newest Disney remake slated for arrival on May 25th. Set to premiere on Disney+, it tells the origin story of Cruella De Vil, the dastardly, unredeemable villain of the 101 Dalmatians franchise.
The synopsis sounds, well, off:
“In 1970s London, young fashion designer Estella de Vil becomes obsessed with dogs' skins, especially Dalmatians. Finding herself at the mercy of an uncaring employer, she reinvents herself as the vicious criminal known as ‘Cruella.’”…
SPOILERS FOR WENDY BELOW
Wonder is objectively best seen through the eyes of children. There’s a way they watch the world unfold in front of their eyes. Their curiosity and fear of the unknown turn into flashes in their eyes upon finding something exciting.
Don’t believe me? Here’s something for you to do- Watch a bunch of kids try to catch a frog, or climb a tree, or explore an unknown landscape filled with the decaying of old and the tiny breaths of the newly born.
Luckily, we’ve always had a way to see those things happen.
“She asked where…
It all started with a “like” on Twitter, on a day when those mattered.
Every so often on Twitter, there’s an event called #Pitmad, where unrepresented writers can pitch their stories to agencies and publishing houses. If one of those people gives your tweet a “like,” then you can send them your pitch and the first three chapters of the proposed book.
I was working on a sci-fi story at the time, so I pitched that one first. However, another story was also coming together in my head, and I took a shot and tweeted it out as well. …
I’ve never laughed so much at a 45-minute joke.
I must have looked like an idiot, sitting at my desk for such a long time, glued to my phone and scrolling down with intense movements. It felt like time slowed down, and my mind started trying to dart my eyes away from the same text about some guy and a snake. But, I had already invested enough time into the story, and I didn’t want to abandon it, even though I was only five minutes into it. There was no turning back now.
I started pacing around the room, scrolling…
There’s a great quote from Neil Gaiman portrayed in a comic from Zenpencils.com.
Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.
Make good art.
I didn’t realize how appropriate that quote would be in recent times.
We’ve all been through some pretty crazy events recently. …
It was fun while it lasted.
There is a website out in the digital aether that hasn’t changed since 1996. It’s a glimpse into the era before social media, before YouTube, and before a billion people even thought of using Facebook. It’s a movie tie-in website.
Don’t believe me? I’ll give you the link at the end of the article.
While movie websites have been used for years as a landing page for every type of marketing, nowadays, studios link to the movie’s Fandango or social media pages.
So, are movie websites a dying trend or something to be kept…