This week as a natural development of the Storymaker idea and The Artist’s Manifesto, I’ve launched The Storymaker publication on Medium. I want to build this thing out and reach more people, so the natural upshot of that is to invite others to contribute content.
Welcome to Creativity. Creativity is an inherent aspect of what it means to be human, therefore it must be given a central role in society. I am very passionate about creativity and you'll see it is a central theme of the site. These articles are dedicated to helping your realise and develop this critical function.
Are You Killing Your Children’s Creativity? Do we kill our children’s creativity and self expression with rules and regulations? Is our insistence that our kids do what they are told teaching them to be automatons? I’d offer a strong yes to those question. Consider this scenario; Yesterday I’m sitting at home, writing, and my son […]
The irrational fear of things is very prominent within the psyche of the creative person. It keeps us in our box and has quite an effect on our behaviour. It stops us booking that art class or starting the book we’ve been writing in our head for the last 10 years.
Many creative people have a hang up about getting their material out there. They think receiving a round of applause is selling out to the man. Forget that nonsense. Do you want to experience the joy of seeing a smile on someone’s face for the love of something you created? Or would you prefer to die and leave it all after you undiscovered?
“I’m 43 years of age, and these days I find I’m constantly asking myself, how did I end up here?” She said, staring at nothing in particular. I just listened for what I knew was coming next. “It’s like, is this all there is?”
Becoming an expert at anything takes time. Some say it takes 10,000 hours. That’s 8 hours a day for 5 years with the weekends off. I think becoming an expert takes more like 10 years. What kind of expert could be made of you in 5 years? Not much methinks.
Coming here to please others first, to work for money, to make a living, was not in the plan lads. Yes this is how society has been built but we don’t have to follow those rules. The creative process is automatic, it’s there waiting, willing and able to give us everything if we can only let it do its thing.