Does your art move people to tears?
On a recent call with several artists, one woman stated, "We need art that moves people to tears."
I found her statement provocative and challenging, dismantling any notions of short-cuts and easey-peasey pathways to excelling in my craft.
So far, I've poked fun at Precious Moments figurines,...
Have you stopped to consider where you are in your story?
To understand where you are in your story as an artist, it's critical to know what a story is and the key elements for what makes a great story.
A story is a character who wants something and overcomes tremendous obstacles to get it.
As a writer and lover of the craft, not only do I...
In every great story or tale, something is at stake.
Let me repeat that: Something urgent and desperate is at stake.
If Indiana Jones doesn't stop the Nazis, the whole world is doomed to destruction.
If Luke Skywalker doesn't blow up the Death Star, the Empire will rule the galaxy.
If Wonder Woman doesn't defeat Ares, the god of war,...