It was in college when I realized that graphic design was all about writing—that was an unbelievable discovery for me. I had always viewed writing and art as two separate things…I knew that I liked language and words, especially cartoons and visual puns. Even in high school, I liked creating conceptual illustrations that were visually funny, but I never saw myself as a writer.
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Hate yourself like nobody’s looking. They’re not.
Right now, there is a group of 14 year-olds listening to Piano Man who will write a world-beating record in five years. One of them gave it a spin expressly because their parents were mocking The Longest Time over chardonnays and fillet mignon, and decided it must be OK. They will admire his showmanship, his songwriting chops and his cheeky vaudeville stylings. They will embrace it, and they will make it cool.
Write with the same voice you talk in. You’ve spent your whole life learning how to communicate with that voice. Why change it when you communicate with text?
Sometimes, a curious streak of fancy invades an obscure corner of the very hardest head, so that no amount of rationalisation, reform, or Freudian analysis can quite annul the thrill of the chimney-corner whisper or the lonely wood.