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Ira Glass on Working Through the Suck

YouTube - Ira Glass on Storytelling #3

Video featuring terrific advice from This American Life’s Ira Glass on having the tenacity to get better at the creative work you’re passionate about — even through the times when you know what you’re making isn't as good as you'd like.

I admire Ira's courageousness in using himself as an example of how to do it wrong.

(Also, now that I’m aware of that tic where radio people punch every third word, I’m hearing it all the time.)

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Re: Ira Glass on Working Through the Suck

Great video - painful but true.

You might be able to continually halve the gap between taste and quality.

But that distance can always be halved - again -

Snatch the Pebble From My Hand, Grasshopper.




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