Want to be a good writer?

I'm not a fisherman. But I could still tell you how to get started. You need a fishing pole. And you need a body of water that contains fish. Then you need to bring those pieces together. The same thing with writing. If you want to be a good writer,…

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Domai, Suicide Girls, and I’m in serious need of sleep

Years ago, I was shooting someone for Suicide Girls. She never pulled the trigger, which is unfortunate as she would have been a shoe in, considering she looked way better than most of them. Well, when she decided not to pull the trigger, I cancelled my membership. I still to…

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The continual push

It's hard when you've done your best works. But the artist must continually surpass the previous one. Tchaikovsky's greatest piece was his final one. And it wasn't well received so he killed himself. They simply didn't get it. They didn't get it until after his death. Now we know its…

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More sweat, less social media

I recently wrote about prioritizing social media last. Too many creative types spend too much time on their social media addiction and not enough time on their works. Then they wonder why they don't progress as fast as they'd like to. I've also recently discussed the four important things in…

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Adulting is awesome if you play your cards right

A lot of adults I talk to long for their childhoods. When I was a kid though, I couldn't wait to be an adult. You got nobody telling you what to do. You get to do what you want. You get to stay up as late as you want and…

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In search of sea monsters

You gotta love the old times. What we didn't know back then, we filled with imagination. Nowadays, we've lost that side of our psyche. We've become too logical, which leads to too dry. So unfortunately, people have replaced myths and legends with politics. And of course, politics brings out the…

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Beauty is a level up

When my son was little, he and I used to make up all these characters. We both had good guys and bad guys. I had one guy named Mean Gene. He would beat up random peasants just to get more experience points. Of course with enough experience points, you level…

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On Schadenfreude, Jealousy, Misogyny, Bitterness, and Bliss

I've been in too many bands to count. Some simply one off bands that played a party. Some lasted for years. Musicians come and go. You have disagreements over everything from minor things to money to babes. It's usually direction though. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Then…

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Brighter, more livelier colors

Last night on my Instagram account (update - I've since deleted that time waster), I was musing about how hard it is to write lyrics when everything is going well. What am I supposed to write about? I got a great relationship with my wife. My son is doing great.…

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On inking, becoming an artist, photography, and horror

You could split people into whatever types or categories you want. Some get offended by categorizing people. I don't. Let's now have some fun with artists. The way I see it, there are two types of artists. There are artists who like hard lines and artists who don't. I fall…

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