“The truth is that I had all the opportunities in the world to sing and act, but I was too scared of failure, too busy comparing myself to my peers to tap into my own creativity.”
Editor and author Christoph Paul explains how writing notes (and being brutally honest) about a finished draft will make you a better writer, give you better standards, and help you write books you will feel proud of.
“It’s a relief to find someone you enjoy working with. Unfortunately sometimes the only way to know if you like working with someone is when you actually do it.”
“…if someone like Prince came up in your local scene, he or she would probably be ostracized for caring about musicianship and guitar work, for playing over the top solos, for creating original content, or for dressing and acting pretentious.”
“This is a hard pill to swallow, but it must be said. Idealism will not serve you well as an adult.”
“Among creative types–specifically authors–there is a lot of focus on aesthetic, and building a brand, and it results in a loss of authenticity within the writing they’re trying to promote. This is not a universal rule, but we are starting to lose touch with what it means to produce good work.”