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Anonymity and Diversity
On this episode Gary and I talk about a serious issue. But like all other issues, we can get through this. With friends and family and coming together to share what we love. Art. See what we think. And if you want to comment, or interact, drop us a line. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please subscribe.
Objects and places have a way of influencing art. They can inspire the best in us.
Sometimes I drive into work and I see this burned out sort of house thing that is propped up on stilts, just off the West Side Highway. The stilts protrude from the water. I believe around 90th street.
It’s strange. But looking at this structure, I can see a story, characters. A recluse vampire, or a being who does not want to be seen by the public.
I don’t have to write the story down to feel it inside, as though it has taken place. That character is waiting there, hiding within, behind the doorway, peeking out now and again. He/she is waiting for me to flesh out their tale.
I can see it all, now to just get it on paper the way I witness it in my mind, so readers can see it the same way.
Not too easy, but it’s possible.
Though, isn’t it funny how just looking at something, or being somewhere specific can bring these feelings and visuals to you? They scream out to tell the story they invoke. The characters c…
So I've been trying something. It's a mix of a few things I've said on here, just doing it, meaning writing (or insert anything creative you are going for).
I was talking to a writer friend of mine, Gary Buller, and we were discussing another writer who puts out stories at a pretty fast clip. He mentioned that they try to write a story a day. I've heard about some who do this, the level of polish depends on the writer, but I've heard of it. Then I thought, what if I apply this every time I get a thought. Instead of just letting the idea get away like usual, I'll act on it and push out a full story, good or bad. So far the results gave been pretty good. I've noticed that stale thoughts are being emptied, making way for new ones. New techniques are being thought up, and I have more room after the purge to think up new ideas. What I do is grab any device closest: phone, laptop, work computer (if you have access to one at your job) and get down the story. No hesi…
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. And if you think about it just the way that horror writing and some genres were easier back maybe 20-30 years ago, it got harder to break through. Things were new back then, there was unchartered territory.
And now with YouTube and other social outlets, it's becoming harder to be seen not only above others with the same intention, but space is being given to big outlets.
That's not good for the little guy, but we still try. We still create.
I've noticed social media soaks up lots of time that could be used to create more, read more, practice your craft.
You get hooked on views and likes and what someone is saying next. And don't get me wrong, if you don't go overboard it's cool, I mean who's going to look at all the artists if they aren't looking around.
What I mean is when we stop writing, or making music, or anything else we are doing, to tweet through the day and night.