Monday, 17 February 2014

"The Gap" - Ira Glass

The following video is a short speech by Ira Glass, illuminated by German art director, Daniel, who places things online under the brand name frohlocke, a German verb meaning 'to exult' or 'to rejoice.'


Now, Ira Glass. Who is Ira Glass? He is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. (Click on the link to learn more.)


1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

I really enjoyed this motivational talk by Ira Glass because he was expressing my own belief, that creative work takes practice.

Susan Johnston at The Urban Muse has the original quote that writers should write a million words to learn to write well: “Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while.” ~David Eddings.

I met Sean Williams at a seminar a few years ago and he said he was living proof of this adage. I believe he wrote a million words before he sold, 2 million words before he made a major sale, and he was a best seller coming up on 3 million words when I met him.