Awhile back I shared some tips on how to use social media without being annoying, which was also the title for one of my Muse & the Marketplace sessions in May. In that article I talk about the 80/20 rule and I give some examples of how to think about the types of content you are posting on your social channels. I am not going to rehash the article here, so make sure to check it out.
Every other Wednesday morning I meet with a friend who is working on a screenplay, assisting him with matters of craft such as dialogue, character development, description, etc. My friend doesn’t have a lot of experience in the writing profession, though he did originally have—and has ultimately produced—a terrific story. The questions he presents to me often challenge me to think deeply about my own approach to the creative process; even though he’s in some ways a beginner writer, his project demands the level of attention and toil of a full-length work, and he has high aspirations for it. ...
The Myth: Social Media is Free
Last year at the 2014 Muse & the Marketplace, I sat at a table with the wonderfully talented Randy Susan Meyers (whose latest book, Accidents of Marriage, needs to go to the top of your To-Be-Read list right now)
Check out this fabulous reading from Mark Fogarty's master scriptwriting class and while you're at it, think about deepening your craft by taking an advanced or master level class this Spring term!
For years creativity experts have agreed that for most people, creativity comes to them in a cyclical fashion. It's a rare person who can create and create and create nonstop (people with hypergraphia come to mind...but that almost seems more like torture in many ways).
When it comes to creative effort, motivation goes hand in hand. Creativity researcher Raymond S. Nickerson explains his 1999 essay, Enhancing Creativity, that: