Completing projects can be hard, particularly when you’ve worked for a long time on a piece of work, a book or a script or a visual work. Letting the project go, saying goodbye to it, can feel strangely painful. Or scary. How will it be received? What on earth are you going to do now? (more…)
‘Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.’
We all have heroes or idols. The authors we love to read, the musicians we love to hear, the directors whose films we love to watch. So entertaining, so thought-provoking, so inspiring. So overwhelming. (more…)
New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t you hate ‘em? We make so many and we stick to so few. A 2007 study showed that 88% of people who make resolutions fail. Which is why the gyms are packed at the start of January, but empty by the end of the month. (more…)
Many people identify totally with their work. They may never actually put this into words, but they live as if they were what they do.
When the work goes well their worth as human beings goes up. When the work goes badly, they are failures, useless, fit for nothing. (more…)
‘There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.’
Creative projects start with a seed. To grow, that seed needs many things, above all commitment and time. But finding time, regular and productive time, is hard. (more…)