On Writing
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on storytelling, by ira glass.

Often times, I’ll chase quotes on writing and creativity. In my handwritten journals, they are everywhere: clipped to pages, scribbled in corners. I’ve been thinking it would be nice to compile them somehow, and maybe, I’ll figure that out. In the meantime, I’ll sprinkle them in here. This one is from Ira Glass. It’s part of a storytelling series to budding creatives. But it makes so much sense no matter how or when you discover it. Here’s an excerpt:

“For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

I especially loved watching this version of it, and have replayed it a couple of times. Do you love this as much as I do? Any nudge in the right direction when it comes to writing or perspective…

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