January 02, 2013

Ramblings of an Artist...

The beginning is always the hardest part of writing a story, and I mean 'way' at the start, the point where you are trying to think of an idea. You might be a professional author, were you might have a deadline from the publisher... This means you are forced to write, and do it fast! You may just be trying to earn money and the easiest way if your a writer is write tons of cheap action driven screenplays, but you still want to keep them original.

Some people think inspiration comes from things that already exist, and from there, the inspiration will only suffer more from being altered again and again. I wonder where these original ideas came from in the first place, I just see lack of work and tons of people slacking off.
And when artistic integrity takes over the original goal – which is to become well respected in your profession. If your going to hold off your work, you might as well not be an artist at all, because your going to get nowhere with that attitude.

Maybe you're the type of person that feels like you're making something great at the time, but then later on your courage goes away and you feel its horrible. You may show it too a friend straight after you complete it, and in the case of a novel, while waiting for them to finish it, your thinking, “what have I done? They're going to hate it!” - this is what it is like for many writers, they might over think and start making things up, like they won't ever make it in their profession. Don't worry, maybe you should get inspiration from things that already exist and alter them slightly, that way we'll all get along and we already know its a good story. In all seriousness, this 'problem' where you may think your work is horrible is only at the beginning, you'll get used to showing your work to people, you just need to find someone that likes your ideas and actually 'wants' to read it. Then you'll have no problem with showing it to them again for more critique. Please try not to show off! Don't just give it to any random people, only do that, after polishing your work to perfection, that is when art can go on display, that is when you can finally feel proud.

I just ate dinner, now that I'm not deprived from food, and my brain is in full order, I am starting to think what the point of me writing this was...

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