Writing (and other creative) lessons from Face Off
March 6, 2013
When someone asks, “What’s the concept behind your work?” be able to give a solid, specific answer. Because if all you can say is, “I don’t know,” it will show. It means your work probably looks like mush.
If you hear yourself say, “maybe they won’t notice this,” stop and fix it right now, because they will notice.
If a pro gives you advice it behooves you to listen.
If you’re working to guidelines… for goodness sakes follow the guidelines.
Know your genre. Then do something crazy with it. Your work should be recognizable for what it is, but you don’t want to remind people of every other thing like it they’ve seen.
Precision and skill trump wishful thinking.
Practice good time management. Planning matters.
Passion and beauty also matter.
Go big or go home.