One Semifinal Thought for People Who Make Things
It’s so hard to put yourself out there and ask for help. In every way.
But think about this:
People pay to see movies.
I know, what a stupid thing to say, but hear me out.
People pay to see movies because they want to be entertained. But, more importantly, they want to feel something.
When people really let themselves feel something beyond themselves it’s not the new Lexus they are thinking about. It’s a song, or a scene from a book, or a poem, or a youtube clip, or an image, or a memory of something that happened to them.
You can’t usually do anything to those memories that are theirs, but you can sure as hell access the other parts.
If you are able to make people feel something, you have something people want. Focus on that. Focus on making something not to show people you can make things, but to really get inside people. And get as good as you can at that.
Who am I to say any of this? I have an infant of a project and a burrito rant.
I wrote a scene once where a man is handing over a deck of cards to someone in a diner. It was very short. But soon after, a friend messaged me to tell me it made her sad.
And I realized then that was exactly what I was after. I made someone feel something. And if I work hard, maybe I can really get good at that.
People want that. And they’ll support you if you try to give it to them.
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