how to find a gallery to represent and sell an artist’s work Continue reading Artists getting gallery representation
One way to begin a large fiction writing project and increase its chances of being published. Tips by author Steven Pressfield Continue reading Starting to write that novel/play/film
If you’ve ever wanted advice on “How to be a Poet”, there’s a book with precisely that title, by key UK poetry publisher Nine Arches press, published in a few days’ time (20th December 2017.) It’s written by Jo Bell and Jane Commane – who are poets and editors in their own write (right).
The book is a sizeable 200 pages long, on sale for about £15 (depending whether you’ve buying in a real bookshop or an online retailer) and as well as Jo and Jane’s insights, includes articles by “special guests”.
How will this book help my writing?
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, screenwriters or producers on such diverse projects as “The Lego Movie”, “21 Jump Street”, “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs”, TV’s “How I met your Mother” (3 episodes), “The Lego Batman movie“…. give a masterclass on screenwriting and producing. They break it up really well. So although they speak for 53 minutes, they’re worth hearing. They have a relaxed way … Continue reading Screenwriting Masterclass: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
I’ve just found a great resource for beginning to paint at thoughtco.com. Have a look at this article by Marion Boddy-Evans. If you’ve got a question, you’re very very likely to find the answer here. (be aware that the host site also covers different hobbies such as dangerous sports and gambling!) https://www.thoughtco.com/aint-your-first-ever-painting-2578681 Questions answered: What’s the difference between oils, acrylics or watercolours? How can I … Continue reading Beginning to paint art
Advice on beginning to write poetry by US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. (Video under 3 mins.) Read other people’s poetry. Read widely. Read. Read. A lot. ABout 10,000 hours worth, to get a sense of what has gone before. As you read, you are naturally absorbing the technique and rhythms of poetry. It’s like learning to play the cello – you don’t just … Continue reading Poet with L plates
In the same day, I came across some lessons on art from the famous Paul Klee – at the same time and place as a glorious coloured painting from Paul McKee, “Headland”: http://cheltenhamgroupartists.org/gallery_663629.html Paul McKee is an art teacher as well as freelance artist – and his blog pointed out some free lessons on becoming an artist by Paul Klee, posted by Sarah Gottesman … Continue reading Paul Klee and McKee