Tag: ideas

Live a Little

This past weekend, I had a conversation with a friend of mine from college, Travis (check out his creative Facebook page here). He’s one of my friends who is also passionate about writing, and we enjoy discussing our latest projects now and then. This time, he was telling me about a big project he wants…

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An Artist’s Vision

There’s a certain expression an artist gets on their face when inspiration strikes, isn’t there? It’s a somewhat faraway look and the beginnings of a smile, imagining the magic touch they’ll put on their next project. And when we experience art within the confines of our lives, we get such different vibes from each artist,…

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Embrace the Rejected

Nowadays, it’s so easy to criticize. It’s simple to dish out critiques online or even to look in the mirror and tear ourselves apart. Trends are so easily established and shared that it’s glaringly obvious when we aren’t participating in them, and social media has implemented this heightened mob mentality that sways our opinions before…

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The Art of Goal Setting

It’s incredible how much we can glean as adults from children’s stories we’ve heard our whole lives. Take Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, for example. We can relate goals to this story pretty well, actually; some are too big, some are too small, and some are just right. A goal too big can overwhelm…

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Back to Basics

When I was in third grade, my teacher made an exciting announcement: we were able to submit our own creative writing to my school’s literary magazine. If our writing got picked, we would be published in the magazine available to the whole school. As you might be able to imagine, the thought of that left…

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Excuses, Excuses

My creativity intimidates me. It sounds backwards and odd when I actually write it out, but it’s true. Something that used to be my escape is now something I fear. But I don’t think it’s necessarily the creativity or the writing (in my case) themselves that incite this fear; it’s the potential for failure. In…

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