Tag: art

Career

Not All Liberal Arts Degrees Are Useless

Liberal Arts Degrees

I have several friends and acquaintances whose kids are coming up on college. Several of them are taking the, “Let the kid study whatever she finds interesting and suits their talents,” while others are taking a much more militant, “You’re going into some STEM degree program because all liberal arts degrees are useless,” approach.

Creativity, Writing

Surviving the Creativity Dark Ages

Dark Ages

Sooner or later, in any creative/artistic occupation or hobby, it happens: The Dark Ages of Creativity descend upon you. Your creativity dries up or there’s simply no time or energy left to create. The love of the work which once fueled you turns to hate. (Or at least a mild loathing.) You can’t see a …

Career, Creativity, Writing

Are You an Artist or Businessperson? How About Both?

Artist or businessperson

I recently finished Write. Publish. Repeat., by Sean Platt. It’s a book about self-publishing and being an indie author. It basically asks the question, “Do you want to be an artist or businessperson?” The majority of the book focuses on the business end of things and assumes that “art” is for those who don’t care …

Board Games, Reading

What Books and Board Games Have In Common

Books and Board Games

Board gamers are a diverse bunch. Some are techies who work in the worlds of science and computers. Others are doctors, artists, executives, lawyers, or activists. But what’s always struck me about board gamers is just how many writers, readers, and other literary folk play games. Clearly there is some common link that attracts word nerds …