How To Be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro

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shyam kumar : thanks for the inspiration

Analytical Street Sweeper : The amateur dreams of the magic after the work, the professional feels the magic during the work.

errol700 : Tears, just tears running down my cheeks watching this...five years, numerous books, incomplete screenplay, limp stories...disappointing love ones, away from my children. Can Resistance be this powerful ? Brilliant , Thanks.

Westwood Films : Great inspiration, writing a script at the moment and this inspired me. Just wrote 23 pages today.

David Avila : "Rest In Peace, Motherf**ker."

Nkanyiso Innocent Khwane : *I think every artist needs to read this book* you did a great breakdown, I hope it reaches people who never had the chance to read it

Rodolfo Fava : This was the most useful youtube content I have seen. Hands down. Thank you so much for the work of making this video, the references are perfectly timed, it is straightforward in its message but rich in insight. Simply amazing.

Kevin Camonayan : no, bukowski is not wrong. that is how it was for him. how it was for sorkin, tarantino, others that you mention is the way it is for them. it's not one or the other. i've experienced the struggle that facing the page and i've also experienced work come out of me in the way bukowski says.

Mana : You lost me when you put J.K Rowling anywhere near Fitzgerald and Bukowski

Daniel Sánchez : *YOU SHALL NOT PASS*

DaDavidVids : *Procrastinating while watching this*

amanieux : i think you may be misreading bukowski's poem. he is not saying "if you are a procrastinator then you are not an artist", i think he is just saying that the filter between your good artwork and your bad artwork is the level of urgency you felt putting it out

Malcolm Watt : And that's why all the literature is the same. Do successful writers suffer from mental constipation? No, good writers have a constant flow they can tap into at will. The pressure of a deadline seems to drive so many writers, and that's why the stories they produce live up the expectations of their mass audience who are receptive to the variations of the same old story. It's finding the variation that causes the staring at the blank page. Occasionally writers produce something truly unique. It's those stories that move the culture forward.

Olger : Isn't the approval of others, that give you that addictive dopamine rush, the fight you have with yourself? Isn't it more the addict figuring out away for him to have his next shot. Feeling pathetic in his need for appreciation. I prefer to write when I want to capture a moment in my life that sheds a different light on things. Or even a sort of ankerpointe of my human existence that amazed me and the reaction my body had on specific circumstances. Desperately holding on to fleeting moments that meant everything back than. Charles Bukowski isn't wrong in the sense of even thinking in terms of whats right or wrong, (thats a bit old testament). He does not talk about the writersblok but more on the fact that if you don't contribute something you beter not write. Don't waste my time and i will not waste yours that kind of thinking. Go out live life and than write, it will come naturally.  If it takes a life time to write one sentence that changes a humans perspective on life so be it, but don't indulge in capitalist rhetoric of productivity because than you are writing for them will it always been about you.

Esi 420 : I'm not stating this lightly. This is the BEST video I have seen on youtube ever. Period. Thank you.

Siim Land : “I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.” - W. Somerset Maugham

Jakub Hejna : > J. K. Rowling > Creative Genius > Successful thanks to massive pop-culture appeal and a bit of luck choose two, lol

Morgan Kane : There is a difference between beeing a pro and beeing a great ARTIST..

Bhardvaj Lukhi : How do you make this type of video I watched this video 7 to 9 times and every time this look more and more amazing and give me motivation and keep me on work. This is mind blowing keep making this type of video I love it thanks for this video

Nathan Felsch : Damn dude, you really understand what your talking about. You've clearly given it a lot of thought, and came up with the right answers. I feel the resistance all the time, but have never really been able to put a finger on it. So thank you, this has been very useful for me.

Hayden Perno : "When he is face down in the arena chewing on sand and everyone's laughing at him, he knows it is still better to be in the arena, than standing on the sideline"

BUTER BUTTER : This video is Phenomenal 😁

littlestbroccoli : But where does the ending music come from

Evasive Blue : I usually fall off, but my fear of never doing anything with this thing that is in me will die inside me. That is my biggest fear.

Comet : You cant become creative, its a trait if you already are you can further it if you're not expressing it but most people just simply arent creative. If you don't believe me do your own research from actual psychologists not media outlets.

Drew Travis : "It was easier for Hitler to start World War II than it was for him to face a blank square of canvas." _Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art

suresh keesari : can any one name the movies list on this video

maro ashraf : could someone help with movies names ? 3:54 4:37 5:27 12:05

Ashlee Jimena : This is what I call "inspiration video"

FOG MFD : Watching this video everytime I need a lil boost!

Ryan Smith : motivating. thanks for this

Kolt Kloud : I feel a slight annoyance at the realization that I constantly need other people to explain me how I work and who I am. ... Thank you anyways. This video is very important to me.

Bumnapper Fannyfartle : *What is the name of the music in the beginning?*

akino darrell : Glad you debunked that poem by Charles. That is my biggest fear is that. If I'm not itching to draw or animate, it's not for me. Even though once I start I'm in a trance and work for hours. I am slow to get to it. And I wonder if other people who were 'meant' to do this attack it with a passion I dont have. Thank you for this video. I'll keep working hard and continue to do so

Masi Ahmadzai : ❤🙌I phucking love you man, Never have I ever felt like kissing a man but I just gave it some thought and yeah I don't think I want to kiss you, but I want to thank you and have you be my best man at my heterosexual wedding for this video alone. 😂📚🐙

Kaylah Crosby : I'm watching this as I procrastinate

Septimus 77 : I know I'm late to the party, but thank you. I've had the ideas for these worlds floating within my mind, but let fear keep me from setting them free. Your video has really inspired me to get back to writing with a vengeance. Thank you so much.

Miss Poste *argw27 : 7:08 <3

holyelisha : I'd say this is true with almost anything you want to pursue in life.

JuGGerNauTT32 : Insightful, but I believe you missed the point of being an artist... I have a question for you. If you didn't need money to make a living, will you still be an artist? If the answer is yes, then writing a book every month for the rest of your life, or a single masterpiece in your entire lifetime, shouldn't make any difference. Because, isn't expressing yourself truthfully, the most important thing? Writing, is the space between words. If you don't allow time to come in and settle your constant thinking, it doesn't matter how fast you are, you already stripped yourself of the best book you didn't write. Being pro has nothing to do being an artist, it just brings food to the table. Better do a mundane job that feeds your family and take the time to do what you love, at the speed you want to. Not just because some corporate giant forced you to, or because other writers do it. But because you want to tell something that hasn't being told before. All the greatest artists who ever lived, died poor. Don't be afraid, just do it with your heart :)

Franklin Carpio : Guys... I'm going pro. Wish me luck... or don't... Just gotta do the work!

holyelisha : What film/movie is that from 6:02 - 6:25 ??? Thank you to anyone who knows.

kyle kyle : True bro👏👏👏👏👏

patrick donakowski : Thank you

L.A. S. : He wanted to be the only writer

George Yeulett : yep, the deep pit of resistance my fingers scratch at the walls instead of the keys

Teevee : Motivating af

Aldo Zamarripa : Piano song? 2:04

Lamon : Ah! SpokenVerse! It's such a pleasant surprise hearing his wizened cadence at the beginning of the video!

Kek Network : You're absolutely right here, but I think you misunderstand Bukowski's poem. I don't believe he's talking about the actual process of writing, even Bukowski himself dealt with his fair share of perfectionism. He's talking about what drives you to write, if you don't have a burning desire to write then you should not. "if you have to wait for it to roar out of you, then wait patiently. If it never does roar out of you, do something else." What he's saying there is that if you don't feel it, you need to wait, are you saying George R.R. Martin isn't waiting for the right inspiration to hit him on his new book, I think he is, I think he's following the logic perfectly. "if you first have to read it to your wife or your girlfriend or your boyfriend or your parents or to anybody at all, you’re not ready." What he's saying is you ultimately will be the one who decides if it's worth your time, not your loved ones or the ones you respect, you have to sit there and write it and contemplate it. Andrew in "Whiplash" went to his family, and found nothing from it, they did not inspire him, they practically ignored his drumming in the film, even Fletcher wasn't the one who truly pushed Andrew to be great, it was Andrew, his determination, the fire in his gut. And he took his time to realize that, learning his lesson through the film. "if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don’t do it." What Bukowski means is if you don't feel it, don't do it, and that's an inherent truth in art, you have to train your mind and learn to be a pro, like you said, but that goes hand in hand with waiting for that fire inside you to come out, and if that fire never comes out, then don't do it. Bukowski always had a sense of cynicism, but he's using trick language in the poem. He's not saying "Never make art if you don't automatically have the fire in you." What he's saying is "Don't do it, unless you feel that fire inside you." Some people may never have that fire, and the only real reason they won't is because they become discouraged, because they mistook the information that they need to wait for that fire to come out as information that they'll never have the fire. This is a good video, and me even daring to comment on "YouTube: the world's most awful comment section" because you're video got me interested enough to do so, means something. Good work, hopefully my comment means something.