Advice to Creative Beginners (and Everyone Else Too)

In October of last year, I was invited to Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshop, where I coached a team of video producers. This essay is an abridged version of my evening talk, in which I passed along some advice I wish someone had told me when I started.

Mind the Gap

When it comes to encouraging beginners, no one in my book beats Ira Glass, radio host of This American Life, who by his own admission was a terrible storyteller at the beginning of his career. This passage comes from a video interview…