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Sequential Non-linearity (GWTW271)

How did you learn the steps you follow to create your art and craft? I’m fascinated with process and a quote from Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletter inspired this thought: Is it better to have a sequential process you follow like a machine every time or do you allow yourself to circle and find “things that might have been overlooked”? I’m going to explore these questions through the lens of sequential non-linearity; incorporating both linearity and non-linearity on purpose.

Quotes Referenced in the Episode:

Austin Kleon quoting Gary Snyder: “Like most writers, I don’t educate myself sequentially, but more like a hawk or eagle always circling and finding things that might have been overlooked.”

The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell: “The multitude of men and women choose the less adventurous way of the comparatively unconscious civic and tribal routines…. It is only those who know neither an inner call nor an outer doctrine whose plight truly is desperate; that is to say, most of us today, in this labyrinth without and within the heart.”

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