ABE #25: Take the First Step

August 26, 2014 in Art Block Execution


Art Block Execution #25: Take the First Step

This ABE is all about getting started. Laying the groundwork for the Thing you want to make.

Where other ABEs have been warm-ups, or exercises, or distractions, this one is a Challenge.

We challenge you to take whatever it is you’ve been putting off, and commit the first few lines to paper.

That’s it. You don’t need to finish it- you just need to break the ice.

Put something down, start roughing out a layout. Write a bunch of cusswords on the page so that it’s not blank anymore.

Ideally, get it complete enough that you’d feel okay calling it a First Draft.

And then relax a little, because you got over the first hurdle. The Blank Page cannot defeat you.

Difficulty: 4/5

How Does This Kill Art Block: Like it says on the tin. It’s all about gaining momentum.

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