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mediocrity and the creative process; or, it’s ok to suck… a little… at first.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

saw this on Gnat Gnat. it’s quick and fantastic. i might need to watch this every freaking day.

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3 responses to “mediocrity and the creative process; or, it’s ok to suck… a little… at first.

  1. This is so encouraging… especially on those days a fabulous idea turns to crap on the page.

    • kerry, you are so far past this beginners stage…
      it really is discouraging sometimes. i was looking back through things (poems, essays, journal entries) from last year today and really… just… wincing in pain. i never feel completely satisfied with anything, but … this was just … ugh. which makes me kind of cringe to think that i could look at my current stuff in a year and think of how much it sounds like a freshman effort.
      makes me not want to publish, is what it does. not for a while anyway.

  2. Shawnacy! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this…freaking brilliant. So glad we ‘met’ today in those comments 😉

    p.s. have you ever heard of prezi? It’s a free web app that lets you make anti-powerpoint presentations super similar (though not as personalized/artsy) as this vid…

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