My name is Liam Smith and I am a writer living in New York City. I am fascinated in how people who work in creative disciplines do what they do. What is their daily routine? How do they plan projects? How do they bring them about to the final end result? Do they have any specific or unusual methods of trudging through the slog of hard work?

The ultimate goal is to give a kind of guide, through a look at historical figures and contemporary ones, of how to go about working on projects from beginning to end. How to stay motivated. How to bounce back from failure and disappointment. The hope is that by learning from the figures of the past and present we can learn a valuable lesson about creativity itself.

5 comments
  1. zstick said:

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on how creatives work. I invite you to learn about my creative work by visiting my website: http://www.ZeorlinArt.com . Your comments are welcome. Be well!

  2. mrcosbysweaters said:

    Hi, Liam!

    I really, really enjoyed your article on Louis C.K. I’m so glad I found it! He’s my favorite comedian and currently my most admired creative. A lot of the information you presented was new and inspiring to me, but I have to ask, where did you get all of it? Did you interview Louis personally? Did you collect information from multiple interviews/articles? I just want to know this is all true before I start patterning my life after this incredible stuff.

    Hope to hear from you,
    Akil Harris

    • Hi Akil and thanks very much for your comment and compliments! No I didn’t interview him personally (that would have been awesome though) but I did get my information from interviews/articles etc. It is all true so pattern away!

  3. Sounds like a really interesting site Liam. It is great that you have devoted it to a fascination with creativity. If there is one lesson I have learnt so far, it is that things keep bloody changing everyday and there is no rulebook! But, not to discourage the project, rather I am all in favour of learning new methods and engaging with the legends that you profile. I think it’s time to put the structure back into chaos!

    • Thanks Charlie. My mission is to provide creative people like yourself with information about creativity and other creative people and methods in order that they can improve their own processes. If my site is helpful to you in that way then I have accomplished my goal and there is no greater compliment.

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