Sunday, 16 June 2013

How To Make Art

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I saw this quote the other day on Pinterest and fireworks went off in my head...and my heart.

It reminded me of finger painting in kindergarten. As a kid, I could care less about structure or balancing the color wheel, I just went for it—globs and all. I used to mix every color together, ending up with swirls of greyish green, like a tornado that just hit a green pepper farm.

As a non-published writer (or as I like to say, 'pre-published' writer) the hardest thing about writing is wondering if what I've created is any good.

Are the characters believable?

Is the plot moving forward?

Will anyone care if I kill off the love interest?

Self doubt is the killer of all joy...no wait, that's comparison. Self doubt is the enemy of creativity.

I'm not going to say it's easy to write without caring about how you're work will be received, especially when the tower of rejections grows steadily higher. I think self doubt will always creep into a writer's conscience (even the post-published ones)!

What I'm suggesting is that you read this quote every time you're about to write.

Imagine the freedom to create when you don't care about landing an agent or a publishing deal.

Go ahead, use all the colors you want—make your tornadoes.

Write without fear.

If you're looking for some more inspirational quotes, check out my Pinterest boards!



3 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

Love that quote, now to learn how to make myself apply it. :)

Tuan Ho said...

Great post! Love that quote by Andy Warhol.

Laila N Mysis said...

Absolutely wonderfully beautifully inspiring post. Donno if that made sense, but oh well ^_^

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