Sunday, July 8, 2007

Good Advice

I found this on Diane Patterson's wonderful blog Nobody Knows Anything. (Diane [and William Goldman] are right: nobody does. Especially not in publishing.)

"Via Theater Ideas, here is Ben Cameron’s excellent advice offered as he left TCG (Theater Communications Group?):

* Do not assume that you have to have some prescribed conditions to do your best work.
* Do not wait.
* Do not wait for enough time or money to accomplish what you think you have in mind.
* Work with what you have right now.
* Work with the people around you right now.
* Work with the architecture you see around you right now.
* Do not wait for what you assume is the appropriate, stress-free environment in which to generate expression.
* Do not wait for maturity or insight or wisdom.
* Do not wait till you are sure that you know what you are doing.
* Do not wait until you have enough technique.
* What you do now, what you make of your present circumstances will determine the quality and scope of your future endeavors."

In other words, what the hell are you waiting for?

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