April 2, 2020 🔗
Here’s what I want to say: every way of writing can work, and every reason for writing can work.
I think often of the kids’ cartoons of the 1980s, Transformers and He-Man and all the rest. These were pure commercial art: writers given an inventory of toys—already designed and, in some cases, manufactured—and instructed: “Come up with a story that connects and explains these characters.”
The resulting teleplays were not “literary,” but they were successful, and I don’t just mean commercially. They worked, as stories and as art. And now, of course, they’re beloved, not least for their ramshackle I’m-doing-the-best-I-can-here energy, which they couldn’t have acquired any other way.
Trying to get back in a mindset where I’m using this blog more and experimenting more. I had started a story excitement a long time ago through my design Instagram, writing a couple hundred words to go with a design that built on to each other. Might bring something like that back. Also need to think more about audio.
See also: Robin Rendle’s response