Pour your entire self into whatever you’re painting or writing or filming, and don’t give up. In Holiday’s words, “Don’t just make it. Make it happen.”
Writing is boring. It’s unnatural. It’s basically sitting and staring at a screen and typing into a keyboard.
What I am taking away from the show is that the problem is very big and we EACH have a role in the problem/s that occur within schools.
I get bad reviews all the time. One star reviews are just as much a sign of passion for your work as five star reviews. And normally I never look at them. But this one I did. I picked it apart.
“I was basically the perfect candidate for DBT even though my actual diagnosis was only depression with a bit of an eating disorder. (I say “only” and “a bit” like this wasn’t absolutely ruining my life. I was going to die. LOL.)”
In a way, “Dunkirk” is about the human capacity for courage and rising to high places despite a million obstacles. And even though a movie can’t capture the drama of war as well as history books, Christopher Nolan knows how to use this medium to make us transformed, resilient human beings.
The more you brood about it, the more time you waste.
The authors that do this tend to succeed. The authors that don’t…tend to fail.
With the right strategies, you don’t need to start with a huge following to stand out in sea of tweets, posts, and updates.
Those two pieces of advice have shaped my career as a writer and a producer of books for other people.