Genius Project Update #3

March started very well for the Genius Project. I was writing consistently every day and complementing the writing with research/reading or watching some plays. But it was short lived. March Break happened and we went for a brief visit to Montreal. I didn’t get any writing done during the visit. When we got back home…

Are You Ready to Turn Pro?

When I read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, I felt like I was in a Bible Revival meeting. After each page, I wanted to yell, “Amen, brother!” I identified closely to Pressfield’s description of the creative process. I was anticipating a similar feeling when I read his follow up book Turning Pro. “Turning…

Genius Project Update #1

My intention was to get this post out sooner, but the siren call of procrastination beckoned… This is my first update for the Genius Project — my attempt to spend 10,000 hours developing as a playwright. My efforts in January were a little disappointing. But I started the month recovering from a holiday cold and…

The Genius Project

I have been fascinated with the concept of the 10,000 Hour Rule since reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers a few years ago. He talks about the concept that people who are masters or geniuses in their field of expertise have spent upwards of 10,000 hours delving into that topic. Mozart wrote his first “masterpiece” when he…