How George Lucas Taught Me to Find a Good Story

At the risk of sounding insanely pretentious, I’d just like to say great art is mysterious. It burns through us and leaves us awestruck.

And it’s tempting to think of artists and creators as some sort of preternatural magicians or witches, wielding unknowable magic.

But the truth is, art takes effort. Creative work doesn’t just spring out fully formed. It…