|I gave this original piece to a dear friend of mine. i was working on getting everything proportioned and my graphite technique|
The 10 Worst Story OpeningsLauraMizvaria
*disclaimer* I did not come up with all this all by my lonesome, it kind of evolved from things I read by other people when researching how I should start something I was writing, and I noticed a lot of people were saying pretty much the same things. I know I’m cynical and I know there are bountiful exceptions to these so-called “rules.” These are just things to avoid or be careful about.
1. Waking up.
“BEEEP BEEP RIIIING RIIING, the alarm clock jerks 14 year old Jessica Parker out of a sound sleep. She groans and fumbles to shut it off. Her mom calls from the next room, ‘Hurry up Jessie you’re going to be late!’ Jessie wills herself to get up, and get ready for school. She looks into the mirror at her frizzy red hair, which always turns into a rat’s nest after sleeping. As she begins to brush out her tangled locks, her annoying little brother comes running into the roo
Juggling work, family, and artI love guest speaking at an art school, comic or animation convention or some other event where their are young, eager artists "trying to make it" in the industry. There is so much passion, love, and STRESS in that crowd that you can cut it with a knife. And I remember being there so vividly. Part of me still feels like i should be in the crowd asking the questions during the Q and A, not answering them. (HA- I'm still a Qer, not an Aer, in my mind.) But, experience- and years- have given me SOME answers for people and I want to give them, since I have asked so many questions in my lifetime. ONE of the questions I think I enjoy- but I feel semi-unqualified to answer- almost ALWAYS gets asked by someone that is about to graduate, or more likely, has been in the working world for a few years: "How do you juggle a family/ wife with your work and climbing the ladder in a competitive job/studio?" That question gets me every time. (BTW, its ustombancroft