The Podcast about Art and the Creative Process

Episode 8: Artist Schedules

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

-Gustav Flaubert


Pt. 1: Rise n’ Grindrs


Artist Schedules:


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dude only did about 3 hours a work a day, spending most of his time eating, walking, and socializing.
But he did compose the 1812 Overture


FRanz Kafka

Kafka had a weird schedule and wrote some weird books. You weird people can read some of his stuff here


Maya Angelou

Girl does work! Check it out on her kick-ass website


Hunter S. Thompson’s Crazy Fucking Schedule


3:00 p.m. rise
3:05 Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills
3:45 cocaine
3:50 another glass of Chivas, Dunhill
4:05 first cup of coffee, Dunhill
4:15 cocaine
4:16 orange juice, Dunhill
4:30 cocaine
4:54 cocaine
5:05 cocaine
5:11 coffee, Dunhills
5:30 more ice in the Chivas
5:45 cocaine, etc., etc.
6:00 grass to take the edge off the day
7:05 Woody Creek Tavern for lunch-Heineken, two margaritas, coleslaw, a taco salad, a double order of fried onion rings, carrot cake, ice cream, a bean fritter, Dunhills, another Heineken, cocaine, and for the ride home, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jig­gers of Chivas)
9:00 starts snorting cocaine seriously
10:00 drops acid
11:00 Chartreuse, cocaine, grass
11:30 cocaine, etc, etc.
12:00 midnight, Hunter S. Thompson is ready to write
12:05-6:00 a.m. Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, clove cigarettes, grapefruit, Dunhills, orange juice, gin, continuous pornographic movies.
6:00 the hot tub-champagne, Dove Bars, fettuccine Alfredo
8:00 Halcyon
8:20 sleep


Joe Rogan Slogan’s!



Pt. II: Doing Your Time

Stephen King: with or without coke, a paragon of artistic productivity and creativity.


Mini Inspirations

What’s the optimal way to do your work? Are word counts an arbitrary metric for progress? Do we really need a structure to effectively make our art? Make your case!

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