New Year’s Thought

January 1st, 2014

New_Year_wallpapers_New_Year_2014_-_the_year_of_the_horse__a_white_background_047049_I was asked this question today: Is there something you feel you must convey each time you write?

Here is my answer and my wish for you for the New Year.

Think bigger.

Don’t stop at the media, the desire, the skill or the thought that you just had; push it prod it, stretch it, until you can include as much of the wide world as possible in it.

If you’re reading a comic book, learn about the artists who inspire the artist, the dance it referred to, the novel it resembles. Visit the place (at least via the Internet), read the sources.

Always, always think bigger than you are at this moment.

Let this be what drives us all to be greater things than ever before in this New Year. Happy 2014 to all of you!

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3 Responses

  1. Ellen says:

    This is something I learned *making* things, rather than writing, but it carries through: look at what something *is* rather than at the label on the box it came in.

    In anime and manga, the famous Mallet is used only to chastise perverts. Nonsense! It’s a MALLET! Next time you have to pound a stake in the ground, learn to use it *as* a mallet. I’ve used hot stew as a weapon, a ship’s mast as a lever, and battle-axes to bring down buildings instead of people.

    Think out of the box.

  2. I’d say think even bigger than that. What is it made of, how did it get to be this form, where can we take it, evolve the form and function of it. Think bigger.

  3. Josh says:

    A lovely little journal.


    Never forget: chastising perverts is also a standard/typical function of the mighty mallet!

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