I'm pretty over being told to put my hands up in the air...
Brandon O'Brien is a writer and poet from Trinidad. This is his other brain.
Caution: May contain intense critical analysis, long rants, and uncomfortable (but necessary) subject matter.
99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.
To add to that? You probably already are this writer who had affected someone and made their life richer.
and lets not forget
Character is Artman
Authors ARE artists.
Writing is a form of art, friendo.
We go forward.
Basically, the art canon is little more than a feat of tastemaking – fascinating essay by Ian Leslie, author of Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It. Leslie concludes with an important reminder:
The social scientists are right to say that we should be a little sceptical of greatness, and that we should always look in the next room. Great art and mediocrity can get confused, even by experts. But that’s why we need to see, and read, as much as we can. The more we’re exposed to the good and the bad, the better we are at telling the difference. The eclecticists have it.
Perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright was right when he wryly observed, “Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don’t have to taste.”