23 February 2012
My boyfriend, Ira Glass, is the nerdy dream host of NPR's This American Life, which is pretty much the best hour of broadcast you will find any given week (no offense, Downton Abbey).
He doesn't know he is my boyfriend yet, and I think he might be married, and I sort of doubt he is into women who are the human equivalent of Miss Piggy, but that's ok. I can wait. I'm cool like that.
Anyway, as I was saying, my boyfriend, Ira, is giving out some great advice on creativity. These snippets are called "Ira Glass on Storytelling" but I think his words apply to something much broader than writing stories for the radio. Anyone who is looking to improve their creative abilities, or improve themselves through creativity, could benefit from his advice, which is, in short: stick to it.
The one below is a particular favorite of mine as it pertains to relationship between good taste and good work. Newsflash: they are not the same thing.
It's five minutes well spent. So here is my dude. Don't slobber, y'all.