Sunday, 13 January 2013

Neil Gaiman speaks about the importance of Making Good Art ~

The New Year is a time when many people consider what they hope to achieve in the year ahead. 

In this speech to university graduates Neil Gaiman, who has been described to me as a rock star of the literary world, gives advice about choosing and securing work, working for money, the value of mistakes and the pitfalls of success, and above all he advises his listeners to Make Good Art.  His speech is the antithesis of what is likely to be suggested by the average career advisory service and is delivered in his characteristically quirky way. 

So if you're wondering what you're doing with your life and whether to instigate changes, this video may provide inspiration: 


Note: Neil Gaiman is married to Amanda Palmer, a few of whose performances feature in my earlier article in The Entertainment Chronicle which can be found via the link below:
Nice one, Neil and Amanda!