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Working methods: STUDIO vs HOME OFFICE

Working methods: STUDIO vs HOME OFFICE

I have always been in favor of a studio space or office – away from home. And yet here I am, settled with my coffee at my new office set up. At home. There are a lot of reasons why I felt now was the time to try to work from home. One reason is that […]

Working Methods: FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION ADVICE #1

Working Methods: FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION ADVICE #1

I’ve often been asked what’s most important as a freelance illustrator. I always say: “Respect your deadlines”. But what about talent? Sure, that helps. But that’s like a basic thing. Like you need a bunch of shoes to open up a shoe store. When customers rate the importance of personal relation with a salesman higher than than […]

Working Methods: OPPOSING WILLS

Working Methods: OPPOSING WILLS

A wants B. B wants C. Drama ensues. This is page 1 in the book. But just because it’s bleeding obvious, doesn’t mean you can’t miss it. I almost did, in teen crime book I wrote recently. The idea had been simmering for a long time. It had taken on different forms through the years, different […]

Working methods: SEEK KNOWLEDGE

Working methods: SEEK KNOWLEDGE

Ok, this one’s a no-brainer. Off course you need to seek knowledge. Right? It’s bleeding obvious. Not to me, it wasn’t. I read my first book about writing long after I finished several books, scripts and scenarios. Linda Seger’s “How to make a good script great”. See the problem here? I already thought I was […]