How To Kick Artists Depression’s Butt

As an artist of any medium (words, paint, digital, etc.) you have your highs and your lows. You start off your day feeling fired up and like a god as you let your imagination take over. You bust out a few chapters, get some rocking sketches out, and feel as if your future is secure. Then you hope online and find some’s “just a sketch” or “early draft” and you question everything. Suddenly, that epic first chapter seems like a total snooze fest. That bomb painting; yea, you messed up the eyes big time. You begin to downward spiral as you question your own abilities. Heck at this point you should just go and apply at Walmart since you’re not good at anything.

Four Things Writer’s Forget When Creating Their Protagonist

All of the above are probably synonyms you’ve used when talking about your main character. Most writers feel attached to their protagonists which can make them blind to just how bland or 2D their main character appears to the reader. Heck, even if you are completely unattached to your protagonist it doesn’t mean you’ve got him or her fleshed out. Here are four tips to get you started! Know How They’ve Grown Before The Story Are you the same person you were at age seven? How about seventeen? I

To Know Thy Enemy: Thinking Like The Antagonist

Since the beginning of storytelling, people have had a fascination with the all-evil villain. They commit their cruel deeds simply because they’re evil. Why did the stepmother in Cinderella hate her stepdaughter? The author never tells us. So we assume she does it because she’s evil. While the classic villains were allowed to get away with the, “because I’m evil excuse,” your antagonist should not. But how does one write a villain that’s not cliché? Why not try out these tips?
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