Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Dreamkeepers
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
9 Warning signs of an amateur artist...I just found this article through a random google search that was unrelated to the topic, but I read it and it was a bit of a shock... because pretty much every bad sign on the list is something I'm extensively guilty of!Wrinki
The original article is here: http://skinnyartist.com/9-warning-signs-of-an-amateur-artist/
And here is also a copy/paste to keep around in my journal so I have this here as a reminder of how I need to revise my attitude from top to bottom:
9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist
Are you a “Professional” Artist?
I’m not talking about if you have a corporate sponsorship or whether or not you are earning the big bucks. I’m not even talking about quitting your day job, if