“When you start out on a career in the arts you have no idea what you are doing. This is great.”
By Celeste Ng
This has been making the rounds for a little while now, but it’s so inspiring that if you haven’t seen it yet, you really should. In a commencement address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Neil Gaiman offers reflections and advice on writing, freelancing, and the artistic life—”everything I wish I’d known starting out… and the best piece of advice I ever got, which I completely failed to follow”
You can also read the transcript at the University of the Arts website, but there’s something about hearing in English accent that makes all this sound so encouraging and authoritative and the same time.