It’s an age-old problem–or maybe a problem peculiar to the modern era. Humans are drawn to violence like moths to the flame. Warn them against it, describe its horrors, and you’ll only inflame them further. So how do you create art about violence without inciting it? This is something I’ve been discussing a lot of […]Read more "Torture Without Porn: Can You Write About Violence Without Fetishizing It?"
In the last post on this topic we talked about the Hoodoo vs. Hard Work continuum. This time we’ll talk about catching your dreams and visions. But wait! you cry. This is supposed to be about practical tips! How are dreams and visions practical? Well, they’re not, not exactly. But they are a key source […]Read more "Invoking the Muse: How to Get Inspiration You Can Use II (Dreams and Visions)"