All art is selfish art

by hellomynameisscott on August 22, 2014 in Creativity with No Comments

When it comes to writing, I’ve always been as selfish as possible.

I write about myself, to myself and for myself. I don’t care about being right. I don’t care about being the best. And I’m not trying to deliver some systemic worldview for people to follow. I’m just trying to explain my own life to myself. I’m trying to metabolize my experiences, organize my thoughts and process my feelings.

That’s why I make art. It’s completely selfish. Because it’s not about the product, it’s about the transformation inside of me that happens during the process of making it.

Like my mentor used to say, first you write the book, then the book writes you.

Proving my theory, that we should be selfish when we create art, but generous when we share it.

What are the barriers to getting your work in people’s hands?

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