Trusting Ourselves and Our Audience

I want to talk about something called trust. Not the usual kind though, I want to talk about trusting ourselves, our content, and our audience. Trust is often hard to come by as many of us deal with instances in our lives where trust can and does become an issue. Perhaps we're let down one …

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Can you overthink an idea?

Do you ever just mull your ideas over so much that you end up disillusioned? Can you end up overthinking an idea? I don't mean in terms of making something overly complex, though that's also an issue, and I don't mean in terms of talking yourself out of something. I mean in terms of thinking …

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Angela Noel’s Work in Progress – A WiPW Guest Post

One of my favourite topics to write about is the messages we weave into our work, be them intentional or not. Sometimes, the very existence of the work itself is it's own message and, sometimes, that message becomes outdated and an ill representation of who we are. In today's Guest Post, there's a lot to …

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Entertainment Vs Technique: Part 1

Is being entertaining good enough? Or should our work reach new technical heights? Recently I've been seeing a discussion flying around the internet. I first saw it centered around Films, then after I saw it get mentioned somewhere else regarding Video Games, and, it seems as though it's a discussion that could aptly apply to …

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War Dragon: A 3LT

Dead. Finally, it was dead. Her breathing heavy, her body coated in a vile mixture of bile and blood, she slumped against the corpse of the War Dragon. The reptiles body would remain here forever, its skeleton too big for mortal hands to move, but, at long last, its reign was over; it would bring …

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Little Changes in Art

Have you ever noticed the subtler things we do with our art? The little changes we make that hold a bigger impact? When creating art, be it writing, photography, or anything else, it can often be improved with little touches. That doesn't mean to say that big changes can't help, perhaps you're working with a …

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The Furnace: A 3LT

  The flames licked up through the sockets, dancing between teeth and flashing behind nostrils. The rest had already burnt away; turned to ash in the intense furnace heat. Finally, he was gone, she thought, but still... she didn't trust the flames. ***** This one took a fair few iterations... but here we are. Thanks to Sonya and …

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