Come on, folks.
Don’t tell me you can’t fashion a fun, heartwarming book out of this video.
Took this photo recently and when I called it up on the computer, the title popped into my head and I saw a parallel with folks in the midst of creating.
“Be ruthless about protecting writing days…”
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This list, which I believe originated from a set of Tweets by Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats in 2012, is a go-to resource/set of reminders for me as I work on my fiction.
Multiple iterations are spread across the Internet.
Here is one: 22 Storytelling Tips by Emma Coats
Tim Ferriss, self-proclaimed human guinea pig, suggests we define our fears.
For creatives everywhere, I would think.
Opening comment: I hope readers gain even half the value as I do from writing this down freehand and rehashing/posting it.
But feel free to throw money, coffee, good pastries, or an ‘I adopted a shelter pet!’ certificate my way. [I’m a pretty simple guy, really.]
Become a Documentarian of What You Do.
“Whether you share it or not, documenting and recording
your process as you go along has its own rewards. You’ll start to see the work you’re doing more clearly and feel like you’re making progress.” [It’s what I’m trying to do at jrmays.com.]
Be an Amateur
“Because they have little to lose, amateurs are willing to try anything and share the results. They take chances, experiment, and follow their whims.” [I have a poster on my wall: If not now, when? Works for me.]
“The world is changing at such a rapid rate, it’s turning us all into amateurs. Even for professionals, the best way to flourish is to retain an amateur’s spirit and embrace uncertainty and the unknown.”
“Reading about people who are dead now and did things with their lives makes me want to get up and do something decent with mine.” [In his case, be a good dad and husband, create, curate, and share art and experience.]
He continues, “Take inspiration from the people who muddled through life before you–they all started out as amateurs, and they got where they were going by making do with what they were given and having the guts to put themselves out there. Follow their example.”
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