I’ve been thinking about creative patterns and behaviours a lot recently. So often we follow tried and trusted paths for our creative pursuits. It’s easier. It’s comfortable. It works. But sometimes it’s worth taking a chance. A risk. Doing something a bit new. A bit unexpected. Something that might even be a bit scary. And […]
Hate writing, love rewriting.
I recently had the privilege of going on my first work trip to California since the pandemic. It was a feast for the senses, with rich colours, unique scents, sea breezes, soft sunlight, city sounds, ocean spray and everything else in between. It was a truly rejuvenating experience. I feel lucky to have been able […]
I love these bold, brilliant posters that adorn the walls of Facebook Meta and ask a terrific question, that applies to creative work just as readily as it does to life choices.
Thanks for the crazy ad today, dearest internet. As Nicolas Cage himself said in the classic movie The Rock – “”Uh, yeah, okay, that’s about the most awful thing I’ve ever seen.”
It would have been my father’s 77th birthday today. He is gone almost 10 years now. I wrote this piece after BB King passed away and it is as much about my dad as it is about him. When I was a kid we listened to a lot of music in my house. My dad […]
It’s ok to fail. Bob Dylan said so.
Having one of those days where I need to remind myself that you can’t force yourself to be creative. These things take time. So, I am going back to some writing exercises and idea starters to just kickstart my brain. I often find that I just need to ease myself into a state of flow. […]
Such a great reminder to not be bound by rules and traditional forms. Play with it. Beyond Godard, modern cinema has so many great examples of it – like Memento by Christopher Nolan, Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino or Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa – and contemporary television shows like True Detective and Westworld thrive on […]
So much of the creative process is about crafting a good story that resonates and reverberates with your audience. The art of storytelling is something we have been raised with since we were kids – almost every one of us had someone who read to us at night before we went to sleep – and […]