The one thing that will hold you back as you get started making the life you always dreamed of, especially if you are a creator.
Thankfully, you can shatter this number one limiter just by moving forward. If you continue your forward momentum, you’ll find that it will never plague you again.
All you have to do is start.
One of my favorite pieces of humor is when a character in a movie or comic remarks on something from the future and is told it won’t work.
Such as character A watching a silent movie and remarking “You know, they…
“Without A Good Question, A Good Answer Has No Place To Go” — Clayton Christensen
Some of the best worldbuilding questions come from not knowing where to start. Building a world is a lot like other seemingly insurmountable tasks. It often seems impossible to get started, even if you know you need to start.
So, where do you start? Well, much like many other things in the worldbuilding process, you can take inspiration from something that already exists.
Act Like a God
Now, you’ve heard of creation myths. Every religion, society, and culture has them. From Gods breathing life into…
If you want to achieve your hopes and dreams, you are going to have to practice the skills you need. There’s no way around that element of hard work, and you’ll need to set up a practice routine that will get you where you need to go.
I’m discovering the importance of a great routine as I revamp my own dream to become a musician. I’ve set aside 2 hours every day to work on guitar and singing, but setting aside the time isn’t enough.
If you are like me, you probably have tried to practice and have gotten into…
I recently listened to a motivational speech, as I do in the morning to get myself pumped up and ready for the day. It was by a speaker named Walter Bond, and he talked about sharks. Not the kind of thing you’d expect to hear in a motivational speech, but it made sense in the end.
You see, sharks don’t breathe like we do. We can sit on the couch, at our computer, or in our bed and still breathe. Whether we move or we sit, we are still able to breathe just fine.
Sharks, on the other hand, need…
Things I learned in all those extra hours.
I’ve never been a morning person or an evening person, instead, I’ve adapted to my circumstances. When I was younger I saw sleep as my best friend, and I was definitely more of a night owl. But when I began going to school I woke up at or around 6:00 every weekday, and transitioned to a morning person
Once school was over and I began Freelancing, I knew that one of the benefits of making your own schedule is sleeping in! So I’d sleep until 9 or even 10 on most days…
There is an old saying for gamers that says “You either die a hero or get bored enough to become the villain.” (Parodying the Dark Knight line from Harvey Dent) Basically, this means that you play through the game, do the quests, save the people, and become a big hero. Then, after the main quest and side quests are over… what else is there to do but go nuts and slaughter everyone you come across?
Now I’ve been around a lot of gaming websites and I’ve seen some crazy things. In RimWorld for example, you can turn humans into…
I am one of those people who stinks at seeing the little things in front of him. I focus on the big pictures, and if you want me to focus on the tiny details, then I need time to change my mindset. Basically, it takes a while for me to analyze details, and sometimes I still can’t see what’s right under my nose.
I’ll give you an example, whenever I go out, I have to memorize where I have parked and make mental notes of any landmarks nearby. Otherwise, I’ll never find the car!
Or as they say “All your base belong to us.”
As a writer, one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard when it comes to tension is “Just when everything seems peaceful, have the bad guys kick down the door.”
It instantly catches the heroes off guard, robs them of their safety and security, and forces everyone involved to think… what do we do now? It’s seen in countless stories (including some of my own works) as well as movies and TV shows. …
A Video Game Story Analysis Part 1: Can Survival Be Its Own Story?
I’ve played a lot of video games in my life, a great many hours have been spent in front of one screen or another as I battled the forces of evil and saved countless worlds. Above all, I remember the stories behind the games, and the moments that made each and every story possible.
I remember the moment in Skyrim where I stood back-to-back-to-back with my companions and the warrior Farkas in the ancient tomb of Dustman’s Cairn. We hacked our way through an army of undead…
It’s the dawn of a new year in the world. 2019, a year filled with promise, new beginnings, and of course resolutions. Whether the resolution is to live a healthier life, complete a project, start or stop doing something, or to simply be a happier person… we all have at least one.
And we probably all quit at some point, science even states that around 8% of people keep them going year round, while 80% of resolutions fail by February. We know that resolutions are good for us and can help us become better people, and yet we still quit.