Best Albums of 2023, According to Dane

Best Albums of 2023

I’m not so presumptuous as to present my opinions as facts, but some interesting albums came out this year that others may enjoy just as much as I have. So here they are, in no particular order. Grails: Anches En Maat If you’re interested in psych synth-wave doomjazz post-rock, as you should be, you might … Read more

My Simple Story Editing Process

Are you struggling with editing your writing? This article provides a process to help you trim down what doesn’t matter to the reader. Learn how to effectively edit your writing and reduce the overwhelm. Read more

The Evolution of the Multiverse, from Olympus to Today

Parallel Universe

The idea of alternate realities has always inspired me to think beyond what’s possible in our 3 dimensions of time plus space. Fantasy, by its very existence, brings to mind the possibility of a time and place where physical laws work differently from our own, or are more flexible, leading to very different lives for its inhabitants. Read more

Official Release: The Mythos Cycle by Dane Clark Collins

The Mythos Cycle

About The Mythos Cycle A mythic adventure through madness and transcendence. A mind lost in the lonely outer reaches of consciousness. A frail old man, tortured by grief and delusion, is dying a pitiful and horrifying death, and he is utterly alone. How has it come to this? Scars and bleeding wounds in the shapes … Read more

Making Art and Shaping Reality with Magic and Creativity

Creativity and Magic

Magic is created every time we make a piece of art or choose to live our lives creatively. Art and creativity are a communication between our thoughts/experiences and the less conscious, more powerful part of the mind that controls our perceptions and behavior. How can we use that magic with intent to shift our experience and to create better, more creative art? Read more

A Relentless Drive to Create

The Creative Drive

Why are people driven to create—to leave behind something that did not exist before—an extension of the self, willed and manifested outward into the world where it can leave an imprint on the minds of others? How do people produce such complex and beautiful artistic creations? Why are some considered creative geniuses while others believe themselves uncreative? Read more

Frank Frazetta’s Influence

The Frank Frazetta Museum

Frank Frazetta’s paintings showed me that art could be primal and terrifying, portraying an ancient and primitive world, where the terror of the unknown lurked in every shadow. If you stare for a while, his paintings can make you forget that civilization exists, surrendering the notion that you’re protected from those monstrous creatures and cruel gods that tormented early humanity. Read more