What does the blues have to do with creativity? In this episode, we’ll look at another way to get past your creative blocks using the 12-bar blues as a musical example. Links The music theory behind the blues: Though the titles are annoying, this YouTube piano lesson will show how […]
Month: May 2016
#12: If You Don’t Know How, Play With it
One of the worst creative experiences is getting started on a blank page, screen, canvas or the like. In this episode, Steve talks about why you don’t want to be serious but have a little fun instead. Show Links: Big Hero 6: IMDB listing Play: How it Shapes the Brain, […]
#11 Finding your Milestones
The problem with goals is getting the priorities straight. In this episode, Steve talks about using two simple and nearly free tools to organize your creative life. Show Notes: An example of a mind map. click image for a better view. Same calendar as last episiode showing how I […]
#10 Don’t be SMART, Go for the Milestones.
I’m not a fan of SMART goals. They lack what’s necessary for a creative indie. Creative indies work towards their story through milestones. In this episode, we discuss how to use milestones effectively. Show Notes: My mind map for this show(Click to enlarge): My March Calendar with milestones and scheduled […]
#9.5 A Special Bonus Show…Live!
This is a special bonus episode. For the last four episodes we’ve been talking about story and motivation. Stories change, and you need to grow into them and fit them. I wrote those four episodes two months ago, and listening to them, particularly episode eight, in my car after broadcast […]
#9:What do Mantras and Elevators Have in Common?
In this week’s episode, we’ll shorten the long story from last week into two very short stories you could probably Tweet. Why two? Because they have very different purposes. https://media.blubrry.com/sliceofapppie/content.blubrry.com/sliceofapppie/episode_9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS