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Villains: The Real Issues

Let’s talk about villains. I’m not talking about the Empire. I’m talking about Darth Vader. Because the Empire wasn’t the real bad guy in Star Wars. They were just window dressing for the real thing. Vader. A very bad man with a seed of good in him. A conflict we can all relate to. The… Read More »Villains: The Real Issues

Art Synergy: When The Whole Is Greater Than The Idea Parts

I’m sure you’ve heard the adage: Good artists copy; great artists steal. It’s a saying that’s been bugging me this past Christmas weekend, so what better use of my time than following the link-rabbit hole to find information about origins and things. Found a fantastic article from 2013 by Quote Investigator.  Read it. Mostly because it talks about… Read More »Art Synergy: When The Whole Is Greater Than The Idea Parts

When a Writer Asks What If?

What do you want to be when you grow up? I must’ve cycled through a hundred answers to this as a kid. Dancer, marine biologist, professional traveler. The only one that ever stuck was writer. Call me crazy, but music, the ocean, and the world always fed me one thing. Stories. Then, in high school,… Read More »When a Writer Asks What If?

Inspiration Abyss: Turning The Heart Of Your Dead Muse Into Passionate Drive

So, as I lay me down to sleep last night, I realized…yesterday’s post encouraging any creative type – be you graphic artist, writer, sculptor, web designer – to assassinate your muse left out one critical point.  At the risk of sounding a little too much like a bad rendition of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, YOU… Read More »Inspiration Abyss: Turning The Heart Of Your Dead Muse Into Passionate Drive