Posts in For Makers
Break the law, bag the contract, ignore your lawyer, be yourself

For even the most assured and self-referencing person, legalities and money matters are major character testers. I've made my most heart breaking mistakes—and my greatest personal strides in these departments. I've caved to advice that didn't match my conscience, and I've crusaded for love when it seemed foolish to be so...trusting…so generous…so transparent.

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The story of Freddy & the iPhone -- and 4 questions for Creatives

I've been thinking on behalf of Creatives everywhere. I have some questions for us: What have you got in your archive that can be turned into art today? We’re so occupied with creating new and innovative that we can forget our past experiments or the ideas whose time hasn’t come yet. Remember that one idea you had…? Dust it off now and see if it’s got some glimmer to it....

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Random notes on my writing process

I wrote The Fire Starter Sessions in 6 months. The Desire Map poured out in 3 months (but I didn’t leave the house for those three months. Not even kidding.) I write mostly late at night. I’m diligently trying to changing this habit and write more in the morning. I’m a night owl, so this is problematic. As much as I swear, it’s never fucking gratuitous...

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What's your Creativity Pattern?

As artists (and we’re all artists) we have patterns of creating. A way that we typically make things happen. A style in which we pull ideas down from the ethers and put them into form. It usually takes a while to figure out what your pattern of creativity is. You need to have cranked out a few projects, raised a few babies, made a few flops and masterpieces to have something to ‘retrospect’ on...

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