The Fool’s Journey
No way in hell are my grubby fingers going to ruin this moment.
It’s a beautiful image. Hamburg, maybe. Someone’s magnificent eye shot this brief still of magic.
And here I am sploshing it with slapstick words.
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Picasso
This is the beginning of a project.
Purposefully designed to build awesome habits and do good work.
But lately the writing has degenerated into angst ridden self-pitying.
“Oh dear I have nothing to write about here I am writing about not having anything to write about so I hit my blessed word count”.
Let’s place constraints and structure to unleash freedom while enabling creativity. Here’s my hypothesis:
Structure + Flow = Good Shit
- Find amazing images and art. Use them as writing prompts. Write daily.
- Throw self-judgment out the window. Edit and hit publish. At least 3 pieces per week.
- Credit artists and photographers. Thank them for generous use of their craft. Send audiences their way because they’re awesome.