Episode 004

by | Nov 7, 2022 | A Kick in the Art Podcast

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In this episode, you’ll learn some tips and tricks for stepping away from your art, strategically, and with an eye towards coming back fresher and stronger than before. 

If you listened to our last episode,  5 Signs You Should Step Away from Your Art, then maybe you’ve already made the decision to step away. Today, we’re going to talk about how to do that in a way that will make you happier and your art better.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn…

  • How to step away from your art. 
  • How to know when the time is right to go back.
  • What your approach should be when you return to your project.



“Stepping away doesn’t just mean filing it in a drawer, not looking at it. When you step away, you want to have somewhere to go.” 

“Avoid jumping right back into whatever the problem area was. …Don’t get sucked into the details.”

“When I came back, I was able to see everything different with a broader perspective. And to see that I still love the story, that I still believe in the story, that I still think it is a great story, and that it’s going to be worth the time to resolve the issues that are preventing it from showing its greatness.”


  • 5 Signs You Should Step Away from Your Art: Blog | YouTube



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Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek at is a published nonfiction author who has recently turned his pen to fiction and art.

He’s the author of the short stories The Tear and The Enemy, the novella The Fox, and is the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock.