Lessons

If you’re here then that means that my declaration of “be prepared to spend a long time refining your craft” hasn’t scared you off. If I were a wise man in a film I’d say something along the lines of “you have passed the first test yadda yadda”. But in all seriousness, if you’re here that’s because you’re truly interested in getting a bit of a head start with your work and a general direction in where you can take it. Below you will find a collection of “lessons” assembled from my own personal experiences and thoughts toward writing and artistic expression in general. For your convenience, I’ve tried dividing said thoughts into subjects and sections.

 

Workshop Lessons:

> 01 // THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT WORD

> 02 // NOTHING IS EVER “ORIGINAL”

> 03 // THE “F” WORD

> 04 // FINDING YOUR NICHE

> 05 // YOU SHOULD STUDY SCIENCE, TOO

> 06 // PEOPLE, PLACES, & FACES

> 07 // FIRST SECOND THIRD, ELEMENTARY NERD

> 08 // CHARACTER CREATION (people watching)

> 09 // YOU SHOULD ALSO STUDY HISTORY

> 10 // IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE

> 11 // QUOTE UN-QUOTE (writing dialog)

> 12 // MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (avoiding excessive wordiness)

> 13 // SCAFFOLDING & FRAMEWORK (making outlines)

> 14 // MAKING A REGIMEN (setting goals)

> 15 // THE END OF EVERYTHING (how to end a story)

> 16 // CHALLENGE YOURSELF (write new things to keep learning)

> 17 // THE “MORE” FACTOR (don’t lose sight of yourself)

> 18 // KEEP THAT SHIT UP (keep at it!)

> 19 // HATERS TO THE LEFT (dealing with criticism)

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