2 thoughts on “Ep 33 Dear 20 year old me

  1. Technically I’m still in my twenties until March of next year… but I’m gonna do my best to stay on topic. The first spark of the need to become a world builder hit me when I was 14 or 15 or somewhere about that age when I played Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver for the first time. The writing, the story, the epic characters, the verbose vocabulary voiced in the game by the actors just blew my mind and just needed and wanted to build something like that and as a consequence I tried feeding my drawing skill more. After having seen the commentary for the Spawn TV show I tried following Todd McFarlane’s advice to obsessively draw individual parts (hands, eyes, etc) to get better at the things I was bad at. Then some years later I happen to catch one of the Lord of the Rings movies on TV. Now at this point I had not read the books, but I did know the movie/s was based on books, which meant that my viewing experience of the movie was something like “holy shit! how, and what the hell is written in those books for the movie-makers to have created this beautiful world?” And that’s pretty much the moment when I decided to pick up writing instead of drawing. The better choice as I’m much better at writing than drawing.
    Now, if I were to give my younger self some advice it’d be to: read more, write more, work harder at your craft and lastly, you need to have patience. Writing is the ‘long con’ of the art world. You get where you’re going just very, very slowly. :)))

    thanks for the awesome podcast!

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