When you work in a creative field, the one thing you think you always want is creative freedom. It's easy to complain about being constrained by oversight and not being able to let your creativity soar.
What people don't realize is that when you get that room to breathe and express yourself creatively, you come to realize a lot about yourself — namely, that you're not as creative as you think.
So here I am, a humor writer for Diply, with the incredibly vague assignment of writing a funny article. This is the story of how I (sort of) figured out how to do it.
"Just write something funny" is harder than it sounds.
You can end up doing some pretty ridiculous things when you're trying to avoid work.
One of our Senior Writers pointed out that Gritty's got "true grit," which obviously meant that I needed to spend the next 5–10 minutes in MS Paint making the monstrosity of a poster you see above.
Keep in mind that I should be working right now, but apparently, this is what I'm doing instead. Was it worth it to be able to include this poster in this article? The jury's still out on that one.
The internet can be a great source of inspiration, so maybe that's where I should look.
Some inspiration is best left ignored.
(About 45 minutes later)
Well, that didn't work.