Reflections on Stories, Human Nature, and Creative Mastery
When we can't put a novel down or we get chills at the end of a great movie, we feel hopeful that we can do the same for others some day by starting our own creative projects.
But we often think of writing a book, teaching a course, or creating things in general as some mystical, esoteric process opaque to anyone without the gifts of genius or some kind of privilege.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
If you are open to new experiences, willing to dedicate yourself to long-term projects, and happy to trust in an often gruelling process, then you have the tools to create great things that help others and fill you with pride.
Here are a few entry points. Start with what inspires you...
Storytelling StrategyHow to Generate Story Ideas
Jungian Psychology for Storytellers
Writing CraftEliminating Cluttered Prose
Writing Advice from John McPhee
The Power of Dialogue
InterviewsK. M. Weiland
James Scott Bell
Mauricio Velazco (Browntable)
Creative MasteryHow to Achieve All Your Goals in 2019
The Two Keys to Mastering Your Craft
5 Strategies for Focused Concentration
Creativity, Inc. — Lessons from Pixar
How to Read 109 Books in 10 Months
Story AnalysisDeconstructing My 5 Favourite Movies
Shazam! — Movie Review
Human NatureLouis XIV — Ego and Grandiosity
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