We had the good fortune of connecting with Julius Charles Ritter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julius, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve always thrived in creating so I don’t know if there’s any other direction I could have taken other than a creative career. As a writer, I love telling stories and I never viewed pursuing an artistic lifestyle as something that was silly or unserious, because I believe storytelling and art as a whole is extremely important. I think that as a creative person you actually have a responsibility to cultivate that and nurture it, otherwise it’s one hell of a waste.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I worked my ass off to get where I am today and where I am today is nowhere near where I plan on being in the future. I’ve learned as a writer you only have yourself to hold accountable and if you’re not willing to put in the work and be disciplined you’ll never make it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a stay at home sort of person so this this question doesn’t necessarily apply to me. I would take someone from out of town to get food most likely. Thai food at my favorite place Ruen Pair. Maybe a nice dinner at Bestia. Los Angeles is pretty overrated and boring as far as going out, but that’s just my opinion. Stick to the small bars where really drinkers drink. You’ll see real people. You’ll hear better stories.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Friends and family.