"The urge starting out is to copy and that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voice when we’ve sounded like a lot of other people. But the one thing that you have that nobody else has is you! Your voice. Your mind. Your story. Your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and mind and what exisits on the inside. Showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right."
Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman gives better advice to artists than anyone has ever given.  

My favorite part is where he says that every time he’s done a project “just for the money,” it’s backfired. To paraphrase: if you do something just for the money and it doesn’t work out, you’re left with nothing. If you do work you want to do, if the money doesn’t come at least you’re left with the work.

Uplifting, realistic and perfect advice.

Very timely for me. Trying not to cry and failing!

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