Tag Archives: Artistic Growth

The Three Ways to Get Better at Something

There’s three ways to get better at something, and by something I mean any kind of work, art, or skill, anything from drawing to math to football to making friends.  Three ways: Study. Instruction. Reflection. Study is reading books about the subject or watching videos. Instruction is somebody teaching you, imparting their knowledge in some […]

Making Less Art Leads to More Art

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about focus in artmaking.  More and more, it seems to me that in order to make great art – of whatever kind – you have to achieve a balance in side projects and distractions. A lot of the great achievers I read about – artists, scientists, whoever – seem […]

The Terror Gap (for Beginning Artists)

It’s a gap that causes terror, not a gap made of terror, nor one related to terrorism. “The Terror Gap” is the term I recently thought of that, for me at least, captures a particular feeling I get as a writer.  Often, when I think about a piece I’m working on – or even one […]

31 Plays in 31 Days: What I Learned, and a Table of Contents

Last week, I completed the 31 Plays in 31 Days project along with several dozens of other playwrights from around the world. The rules of the project were simply that you had to write 31 new plays, at least one page long, with a beginning, middle and end; none should have been started before August 1, […]