I've just finished reading The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy through the lens of who I am as a writer.
In the previous article of this series, we talked about the importance of balancing your creative input and output. In this article, we’re just looking at the input, and then discussing the importance of balancing it.
When moving from good to great, creatives need to be conscious of their consumption habits. An imbalance of input vs. output can lead to some major issues. This isn’t a problem that can be solved prescriptively. This takes a measure of intra-personal intellect.
Today I’m beginning a series on a concept I like to call your creative metabolism. In this article, I’m going to break down the essential concepts, and in the following blogs, I will dive deeper into each.