• joshua chamberlain

the post-its on my desk

a collection of small proverbs I've collected over the years, about writing, making art, and living well...

  1. "so what?"

  2. make big plays TODAY!

  3. "I'm doing this thing because I believe in it."

  4. every scene is a chase scene

  5. Unity, Coherence, Development

  6. suffer the consequences

  7. Each paragraph is a single shot. Paragraph breaks are cuts.

  8. Your best work is the stuff you're embarrassed to share.

  9. go to a different discipline

  10. other people's expectations are not your responsibility

  11. why do YOU need to tell this story?

  12. action > reaction > action > reaction

  13. the secret to stealing is you have to steal around

  14. fire the judge

  15. we read to discover what happens next

  16. does it serve the work?

  17. your characters are their ACTIONS

  18. People love to pretend

  19. "Be patient..."


  21. "you're good. get better..."

  22. nothing moves forward without conflict

  23. process, not product

  24. what are you trying to say?

  25. the stories are what make us. we will overcome. we will endure.

  26. You are loved and capable of loving.

  27. You don't get a life--you build a life.

  28. Life is a gamble. Bet on yourself.


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