Books re: the artist's journey
June 9, 2011 6:55 PM Subscribe
Please suggest some older (or not) books/films/things that talk about the idea that you're just going to be bad for a long time before you're really successful at, or really master something (particularly an artistic pursuit).
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posted by Glinn to media & arts (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
reminded me of this Ira Glass quote
, both of which were just really good (ymmv) presentations about, for lack of a better phrase, the path to artistic achievement. And I thought, this isn't a new idea, it's just presented particularly well. So can anyone recommend a book or film or another thing with this same kind of detail about the same kinda thing?
Now that I think about it more, I am probably looking for histories/stories of particular people who became masters at their chosen thing - not even necessarily an artistic pursuit (Or maybe all things one can master are arts). Do you have any favorites of this sort? Bonus if not written by a professional writer/filmed by a professional filmmaker (or maybe that doesn't matter as much. Or maybe it does.)