Tips for Creative Types

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Words Cannot Express How Much I Don’t Care If You Write ‘It’s’ When You Mean ‘Its’ Every So Often in Your Casual Uncopyedited Writing or Correspondance Even Though You Know Better

(This page of text -- which I have not closely examined for copy-edits -- comes from The Smithsonian.) I like things to be spelled correctly.   I like it when there's subject-verb agreement.  I like not having to strain through punctuation errors when I read a book. But do you know what? If I get an [...]

By |2013-04-18T17:15:10-04:00April 23rd, 2013|Tips for Creative Types|1 Comment

Peeking in the studio

I always relish the glimpses into an artist's process. Like these shots of Vera Brosgol's arsenal of tools for Anya's Ghost: or her tiny Moleskine thumbnails and character studies: Or how about this little piece of Art magic from Emmanuel Guibert, on Alan's War: Would you like to see more of these "peeks from the drawing [...]

on CCS and Marketing

CCS sent us over an e-mail last week about an Awareness Week they're having to -- um, raise awareness about the fact that CCS exists.  I'm not really sure if anyone who reads our blog hasn't heard of CCS, but if you are that sole solitary reader scratching his or her head over this curious [...]

By |2011-03-07T14:11:40-04:00March 7th, 2011|Tips for Creative Types|1 Comment

MENTORS CORNER/from Gene Yang

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful--here and elsewhere, green or seasoned--I've asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We'll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren't with First [...]

By |2008-05-01T06:12:00-04:00May 1st, 2008|Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types|3 Comments

MENTORS CORNER/from GEORGE O’CONNOR

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful--here and elsewhere, green or seasoned--I've asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We'll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren't with First [...]

By |2008-03-27T05:18:00-04:00March 27th, 2008|Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types|0 Comments