Some astronomers and philosophers make the grand, if not absurd, claim that we are 10,000 things but one substance. Perhaps ancient stardust. Fair enough.
Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth has his own absurd claim: behind one single article by a seasoned writer is the weight of 1,000 books, 100 movies, hours of lectures, a litany of song lyrics, countless days of conversations, dozens of poems, and so on.
And it’s this sort of commitment to working, learning, and playing hard that separates the good writer from the great.
So the question for you is: How far are you willing to go to be absurd? How far are you willing to go to find that big idea? Because it is that big idea that will rise above the noise. But where do those big ideas come from? How do you find them?
Well, that is what this episode of Rough Draft is all about. And yes, there are two ways to go about finding big, absurd ideas: passive and active.
In this 18-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover:
- The simple thing you must do if your big idea is hiding from you
- What a sinkhole and a great writer have in common
- Why publishing ideas on a consistent schedule is a good thing
- How being well-traveled can help you find that big idea
- A lesson from a popular film director’s cutting room floor
- And more!
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