‘Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you’

Despite popular belief to the contrary, there is absolutely no power in intention. The seagull may intend to fly away, may decide to do so, may talk with the other seagulls about how wonderful it is to fly, but until the seagull flaps his wings and takes to the air, he is still on the […]

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan shares her three rules for writing

In her book Why We Write, 2011’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan shares three writing tips for aspiring writers: Number two is my favorite piece of advice. Writing is like a muscle that needs to be worked out again and again, kind of like brushing your teeth. After you establish the habit, you should feel a bit empty […]

‘What art-MAKING advice would your older-self give your younger-self?’

Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine Jerry Saltz posed an interesting question to fellow creators on Instagram: What art-MAKING advice would your older-self give your younger-self? I’ll start with three. 1. Let go of being smart; don’t dismiss any idea as too dumb. 2. Bring the crazy. 3. Change the ways you use of making […]