Story Block Cards

I had two ideas earlier and they seemed to have collided: collect small piece for stories like characters, character traits, descriptions, scenes, situations, stories ideas, object, etc use index cards for note I think putting these story blocks onto cards will work better than putting them in a notebook or into a program of some…

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Creative Poison

We all like to think that creative people are another class; that they exist on some higher plane than the rest of us where everything is easy and amusing. We like to think that they have a clear vision of what they are doing at all times; a clear vision of where they’re headed, and…

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Finding Lights On

As a creative exercise Lynda Barry often suggests people to vividly visualize a scene from their past. She suggests a granularity I had never considered with things like: look down at your feet & what do you see. This process has been something I find myself doing, not as a journaling habit but rather as…

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Thanks-Give-In

Cold weather makes me anti-social. Ok. Yes, I’m already anti-social but cold weather makes it worse. And to be fair I’m not really anti-social so much as introverted. Many of you may not believe that I’m introverted but it is in fact true. They say that extroverts get their energy from talking to and being around…

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Knowing When To Stop

Neil Gaiman said in his 2012 Keynote Address at The University of the Arts: “…the biggest problem of success is that the world conspires to stop you doing the thing that you do, because you are successful. There was a day when I looked up and realised that I had become someone who professionally replied…

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The Commonplace Book

I’ve always been the type of person who underlines things in books or collects quotes in abused spiral notebooks. As an early teen I used to read books of quotations and circle the ones that struck a chord with me. I always assumed I was just weird or that over a decade of Catholic school…

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