While there are a lot of very, very good resources out there, finding them can sometimes be an issue. So let me throw a few more out there for you.
First off, J K Rowling talks about failure – artistically, employment-wise, and in life. Because trying to succeed in the creative arts is going to involve failure, and adversity.
Second, Neil Gaiman on being a successful artist. This speech has been cut down and reprinted under “Make Good Art.” However, the full speech is full of a lot more interesting bits of advice, including valuable business advice and career advice, both when dealing with the problems of failure, and on dealing with the problems of success.
For a legendary rant, Harlan Ellison on paying the writer. It’s profane, (as Harlan usually is), but it’s referenced a lot. Now you’ll know what people are referring to!
And finally, not a video, Kris Rusch explains some scary concepts on what really happens if an agent negotiates a contract – hey indies! This’ll include foreign rights negotiations!
That’s all for this week!