Say if you’re a Gryffindor, it means you can be brave and bold, but sometimes we’re Neville Longbottom and need to rise to that occasion and grow into that.
A mentor, on the other hand, is trying to help their protege/mentee find the thing they want to be, and to push them toward that thing. I believe that’s best done by asking questions, but listening, and encouraging.
What can I do in the coming month to help you say “yes, and” yourselves? Do you want a reader/editor for a story/script/article? Someone to look over a project plan/idea? An extra/actor in that short film you’re not sure how to cast to get going?
This installment is so bogged down and overburdened with its own mythology that it’s lost its heart.
Elton John is the rare artist who transcends the hubris of the concept, in his case going on this farewell tour is an act of grace and kindness.
It’s been a busy week and Optional Irony drew the short straw. Lesson of life for this week: there are only 24 hours in a day and you have to be mindful and careful about how you’re applying them. The concurrent truth is that there’s a whole 24 hours in a day, and if you’re…
Nearly 3 years ago I deleted all the writing I’d done up to that point in my life and asked myself: “Does writing really matter to you?” No one was asking me to write. No one asked me to write Beneath the Wood, start this blog, write two more novels, or any of the hundreds of pages…
Last year I let my cynicism hedge my bets on Get Out winning, but I take credit for that as a correct call.
Masculinity is not violence, indifference, or cruelty in the name of toughness. Masculinity is courage to stand up in defense of someone who is being objectified or mistreated.
Find the core of your scene and build around it, don’t panic and have plagues of locusts fly in just because it feels “too small.”