Art should spark conversations and controversy. It is part of its job. It is supposed to make you think, to make you search your feelings, to argue with others on its meaning. The audience is important, a vital player in the "game" that is Art, because an artist without the will to be presented to, and … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 23: The Artist – Audience relationship
When you open up that Word, what is it that you want to do? I mean, you obviously want to write stuff. Stories, articles, whatever. What I mean is, what do you want to convey? Are you writing in order to educate? Entertain? Send a message? You see, we all have our reasons for writing. … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 17: Why are we doing this?
When writing a new chapter in my mini-series, my book, or a short story, it is always about something that either troubles me, or an adventure I've been dreaming of since I was a kid. It is part of our nature: we all love fantastic tales, worlds unlike our own. Deep down, we all want … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 10: You are always in your stories.
Creating something from absolute zero is a) too friggin' hard and b) a sign of divine powers. Since none of us is an omnipotent deity (and if any of you is, let us know, so that we can build you a shrine), we are going for option 'a'. What does it take to create a … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 7: Almighty Creators
I am an aspiring writer, having just recently completed my first book and currently hoping I will get it published soon. It is not an easy task, as probably many of you know. You know how hard it is when your brain is emptier than the Boötes void when it comes to new ideas. What … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 5: Don’t give up on your writing.
I. Hate. It. Well, not really. Actually, 'hate' is a fairly strong word... whatever. I'm going to explain so that we both are clear on this. This isn't called "thoughts before coffee" for no reason, after all. Everything is still a bit fuzzy. For starters, why are love stories almost always the same? It's "meet … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 3: Romance
You are, with a 98.23% certainty, a human being. If not, hail to the Supreme Lizard Overlords! Humans (or S.L.Os for that matter) build societies, complex systems not unlike a spider's web. Each stroke on this web can send off vibrations which affect the entire system. How did we do that? Dull, boring answer incoming: … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 2: We don’t communicate anymore.
You are not fun at parties. Wanna know why? It's because you are way too smart. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about it. It's just this attitude of yours... You see, you have become anti-social. I know what you're gonna say: "Yeah, but society is so full of idiots! Just look at them, … Continue reading Be fun at parties.