- They are both things I procrastinate over.
- Chocolate makes both of these things better.
- Cats like walking over fresh artwork the same as they like standing on your keyboard and typing the letter Z three million times while you're in the bathroom.
- You can wear your pajamas to do either and not only do people not think you're nuts, they admire your individuality (or are too scared to argue).
- See number 4. but replace pajamas with dreadlocks.
- See number 5. but replace dreadlocks with naked. On second thought, don't.
- See number 4. but replace wearing dreadlocks with owning many cats.
- You get the picture.
There are more sensible comparisons too.
- Good composition = successful end product. In art, this means putting together the elements of your artwork in a pleasing way, generally by using the rules of composition. In writing, this means having a nicely structured plot.
- Artists develop an "eye". They notice things in the world that other people miss, like all the colors there are in something that looks white. Writers develop an eye too, and an ear. I've discovered that the artist's eye I already worked so hard to develop comes in handy for writing, and actually, vice-versa.
- Talent helps with both, but hard works counts for a whole lot more. Sitting your butt down and practicing and actively learning is the only way to get better. Talent might make you good, it might even make you great, but hard work and practice will always make you better.
- Both are fun.
And so ends my deep thinking for the week.