Scott McCloud, comic guru, has a site he calls Morning Improv: “One hour each day, whatever comes into my head.” It’s not formatted as a blog, because each morning’s comic has its own page (there is, however, a bloggish compilation of links to go with the comics) but the idea of setting oneself a task and publishing the results at regular intervals is certainly bloggish. What task would you set yourself?
6 thoughts on “morning improv”
I’ve been meaning for some time to start forcing myself to write and post a piece of flash fiction each morning, something sparked by the first blog post I read that day. But it hasn’t happened yet because I’m lazy.
When I was young and pretentious, I forced myself to write poetry and/or fiction just when getting up in the morning – some of it was ok, some of it wasn’t. A brilliant exercise since it deprograms you from the romantic notion that in order to create anything, you have to be “inspired”.
3D characters…. I want to make faces… but for that, I ned Maya, and for that again, I need XP on my pc, and for that again… but it will happen! Does anyone have, by the way, any preferences on 3d software for the mac?
20 Lines a Day was one idea … along these lines … and Bradbury used to write drafts in the morning that he’d later revise (not directly publish), saying “Throw up in your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”
Serial serendipity, of sorts
I started with a frequent favorite, jill/txt, then clicked through Scott McCloud’s quasiblog Morning Improv to Jen Wang, then through to this totally wonderful sketchblog….
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