A couple times a week, someone who’s interested in writing or filmmaking or some other creative pursuit asks me something along the lines of “how can I get started?” And I usually respond something along the lines of, “I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but here’s what I know …”
I love talking about art, whether it’s writing, filmmaking, music, photography, or another medium. And I think there are some universal truths to creating it. I find myself going back to a few ideas, quotes, and pieces of advice I’ve lived by over the past several years.
I might not be a big deal in the grand scheme of the creative world, but I do work full-time making stuff, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned, because I think the world is a better place when more people are making art. And I think a lot of people are looking for a sort of spark, or permission, to do something creative, whether they want to make a living doing it or simply have an idea or feeling they want to express.
So today I’m putting out this book: Make It Till You Make It: 40 Myths and Truths About Creating. It’s a quick read, 40 very short chapters, less than 100 pages, and it’s only $7.00 (or $3.00 on Kindle). I’m not going to get rich off of it, but if it provides a spark for a few would-be creative folks, then maybe we’ll all be a little richer someday.
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