June was down from May, but that's because I stopped writing regular updates on weekends. The fastest, easiest way to get hits is to post updates daily, but you get into a quality/quantity signal/noise issue, and the burn out factor can be pretty high. Hopefully I'm taking W.A.W. towards more "short controlled bursts."
I wrote out ahead of myself last week, and that's the only way to fly. The writing was better, the editing was better, and the pressure to write and post was far less. Unfortunately, I cannibalized my lead time when I went to Texas to see my mom, so I have to start over on that. Once I have a week or two of lead time, I will work on putting some fiction up here.
Big things are coming.
|That's a whole lot of whup ass to risk ignoring.|
This is an amazing Ted that cuts to the core of connection, empathy, and compassion. This isn't about art particularly, but it is about all the things upon which art and humanities are based. Her ideas about being seen leading to vulnerability are particularly poignant to young writers struggling against tidal waves of rejections when they first try to be seen. I knew I would love it in the first two minutes when she said: "Maybe stories are just data with a soul."
Vulnerability as the birthplace of creativity: powerful stuff.
It makes me think of how many writers say when you're writing the best stuff of your artistic career, your heart will be pounding because you are afraid.
I could watch this twice a day and be a better artist for it.
These are years old, but always good for a laugh. The Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay.
Grammar rules you can ignore. Those are my favorite kind!
Pixar has 22 rules of storytelling that are absolutely brilliant. You may find Pixar's storytelling to be a little formulaic, but most people need to learn the basics before they think themselves above it.
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