Kristine Chester, a contributing writer for Fanboycomics.net, interviewed David Accampo about the imminent release of SPARROW & CROWE, as well as its connection to Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, and some of David’s other podcasts, including The Deceptionists and Fuzzy Typewriter.
Here’s a bit about writing advice:
KC: You also co-host on a number of podcasts including The Fuzzy Typewriter and The Deceptionists where you dispense invaluable writing advice. For the aspiring comic creators in our audience, is there any advice you’d care to share?
DA: I love chatting with the Deceptionists about various writing topics, but I hesitate to call it advice. I feel more like we’re sharing experiences and asking questions of one another. So, I feel like my advice would be to take your craft seriously and learn from everyone. There’s a Zen Buddhism concept called “Beginner’s Mind” which I feel is incredibly useful to writers. It just means that you have to keep yourself open – treat everything as a potential learning experience. When you do that, you’re open to learn from EVERYWHERE. And, I think that’s valuable, because the writing “opinions” I’ve formed over the years have come from so many different sources. Reading comics scripts, creative writing teachers, editors, director commentary tracks on DVDs, books on writing, interviews with writers, your peers. And, most importantly: the act of writing itself. You can and should be learning from everything. And, that’s something that Paul Montgomery and I also share in our sensibility with the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast – we both genuinely love stories and storytelling, and no matter what we’re talking about, I think we both are trying to examine the art and also crack it open a little to see what makes it tick.
You can read the whole interview HERE.