Posts Tagged ‘creative process’
Grab your audience’s attention with the XY Story Formula
Where do you get your ideas from? Notice what you notice.
The best stories come from people following their taste, diving into something that inspires them. Your taste matters.
And how do you know what your taste actually is? You have to listen to yourself, pay attention to what excites you, what you talk about.
Which idea is keeping you up at night thinking about it?
Which idea are you telling your friends about?
And then invest in it: invest your time and your attention.
Pay attention to what you pay attention to.
Discover your next step so you can start walking towards your goal.
You have an frighteningly long list of things to do, many with deadlines, many of those deadlines pressing. Have you gotten traction on those things? No? I can tell you why, without even knowing what they are: you don’t know your next action.Read More
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
The alchemical art of combining words and pictures to make comics: go in with nothing, and come out with a finished comic in just 15 chapters.Read More
How you can set creative goals without setting yourself up for failure…again.
Living as a creative person is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you want to be painting, or singing, or writing poetry at 90? You won’t finish your creative marathon strong without hitting your stride a hell of a lot sooner.Read More
Know where you are so you can plan where you’re going.
Identify your true creative goals with the Creation-Communication Matrix, so that you can build the practice that will feed the next version of yourself.Read More
Are you waiting for proof that you’re really an artist?
Radio: An Illustrated Guide
A collaboration with Ira Glass and This American Life, all about what happens behind the scenes at TAL and how they make their show.Read More