107: Creative Checklist
How to do creative work (notes to self).
This is based on a series of post-it notes posted around my desk.
Various pieces of creative wisdom, stolen from other people. And reminders to self.
I sometimes scan the list when I'm feeling stuck.
Borrow / remix as needed.
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- Use analog formats / techniques
- Write fan letters to your heroes
- Don't take $$ (unless you're ready to be told what to do)
- Get organized: Physically and digitally
- Ask for help: Feedback is a gift
- Know that people are smarter than you
- Don't take the criticism personally
- Practice your craft, every day
- Remember: First drafts are always bad
- Reinvent yourself, as needed
- Don't take yourself too seriously
- Go to sleep: Revisit things in the AM
- Demystify: Process > inspiration
- Be patient: Enjoy the slower, scenic route
- [ add your own! ]
Do you have something like this?
Curious what your list looks like.
Thanks for your replies :