This is a Creative tip.
Growing up, I used to desire to give feedback to makers of movies I watch and books I read. But being mostly foreign, there was no means for little me to send an email, or post a note to Enid Blyton and the other book authors I admired. There was no way to send a fan art to Stan Lee and the other marvel comic makers. No way to tell Walt Disney studios/Pixar makers that one character was a little flawed…
I wanted to tell them how the book was, give them constructive criticisms on their movies, answer promo and quiz questions and win their prizes. I wanted to attend their book signings and events and meet them in person too…
But it wasn’t possible, so as I kept buying those books, I resorted to reading the comments of privileged kids from Colorado, New York, Stanford, Scotland, UK etc., who could post things and even attend book signings and events.
Now 2015. I am a creator too (in a progressive way), and I realize that
people who create things do really desire feedback from their audience.
But looking at the present scene, especially in Nigeria, it seems to me that readers of books and viewers of movies aren’t keen on giving feedback to the makers of these great work of art.
Could it be that audience absent-mindedly consume works of art, or they are too busy?
Many creators need that little encouragement your question or feedback will give on their work. I think it pushes them to produce something better for you. It nudges them to greater discipline and helps them realize they should hone their craft a little more. It tells them that someone is listening. It boosts their morale.
And if we don’t give it to them, they may get discouraged. And we turn around to blame them for poor output.
Today, give feedback on a piece of art you have consumed (movie, book, comic, song).
God bless you,
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