Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts:
I hope you’ll make mistakes. If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something. And the mistakes in themselves can be useful. I once misspelled Caroline, in a letter, transposing the A and the O, and I thought, “Coraline looks like a real name…”
…the rules, the assumptions, the now-we’re supposed to’s of how you get your work seen, and what you do then, are breaking down. The gatekeepers are leaving their gates. You can be as creative as you need to be to get your work seen. YouTube and the web (and whatever comes after YouTube and the web) can give you more people watching than television ever did. The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are.
So make up your own rules.
An incredible address with wit, humor, and wisdom, Gaiman doesn’t lead you on. He even explains how he got his first job by lying. Make no mistake, whatever career you are interested in, some of this insight applies.link • •neil gaiman• •writing• •speech• •arts• •motivation• •wisdom• •tips• •inspiration•