Getting into a doing creative work is an art, not a science. It take take several attempts to get it right. In order to keep yourself from going insane you need to give yourself permission to fail. I am joined by wife/actress Rene Bordelon and writer/comedian Jaime Jessup as we discuss not only how failure can help but some of our own failure stories.
Curtis Andersen: http://CurtisAndersen.com
Rene Bordelon: http://ReneBordelon.com
Jaime Jessup: http://calamityjay.blogspot.com/
We had a great conversation on Sunday talking about storytelling, how we do it, and what it takes to make that your career. I’ve trimmed down the over hour long conversation into about twenty minutes of just the most advice dense parts. And there’s a little bit of Skelly in there too.
Below is the full discussion if you liked what you saw above and want to see a bit more:
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Being a performer, or any kind of creative, isn’t always the most lucrative job. Most creatives have some kind of day job to keep the lights on. In this LIVE Discussion we talk about balancing the two and how to decide when your Dream Job can replace your Day Job.
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Anne-Michael @AnneMichaelS on Twitter and Instagram
Books that we covered today:
The Hollywood Survival Guide for Actors: https://tinyurl.com/HollywoodSurvival
The War of Art: https://tinyurl.com/ybq85me9
Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business: https://tinyurl.com/y73sqwla
Rene and I have only been in Portland for about 10 weeks, but we have hit the ground running! Here’s an update on what’s going on:
Over a year ago one of my oldest and best friends, Jeff Garvin, and I sat down in front of a camera and read from our high school journals. It was an embarrassing trip down memory lane. It was in response to this blog I posted: The Value of Journaling but was also something that Jeff thought might be neat for the readers of his novel, Symptoms of Being Human, since it would be a window into his actual high school self. What follows is the stuff we caught on camera after we edited out most of the swearing and inside jokes:
Way back in 2013 when I was still producing I tried to do a number of shorts/sketches in between projects. I really only did one, but it was a good one! Alexander Rossiter (who is recently engaged – Congratulations!) wrote this and it was directed & shot by Zeke Pinheiro. Please enjoy The Chili:
Yesterday I had a conversation with Author Jeff Garvin, Singer/Actress Rene Bordelon, Singer/Actress Jessica Hayes, and blogger Dan Zarzana about how feeling like we are imposters in our careers has actually helped to be a motivating force moving us forward. You can see the whole video down below:
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Dan and I talk about hobbies and how we find the time to do them and how we might monetize them, if we want to in this episode of Discussions:
What are your opinions? Do you have any hobbies you want to monetize? Let us know in the comments!
For those looking for a writing tracker, I found this blog with some handy links! I have not tried any of these myself so please use caution when downloading any programs: TracyLucas.net
And if you want the one I was talking about here it is:
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