I have to memorize a scene (for the first time—late bloomer to the actual acting game, guys) for Wednesday, and I’m nervous!
It’s not even two pages! It’s from Top Girls by Caryl Churchill! Still scared!
Memorization tips welcome. I’m trying to do it a few lines at the time, and slowly build up. Still scared!
I’m going to work really hard to get it down, but I am looking forwards to post-Wednesday, when I can let some of this fear go…
Hopefully this will help me feel less fear about future projects/memorization efforts later. HANG-UPS, GUYS.
Emily Nussbaum on FX’s new sitcom “You’re the Worst”:
“Fingers crossed that the show gets a second season, because there’s wisdom submerged in its odd premise: as admirable as it might be to date a good person, there’s a case to be made for the lover who sees and accepts your darkest side, the one person for whom you never have to fake it.”
Photograph courtesy Byron Cohen/FX
Big fan of both Emily Nussbaum, and You’re the Worst.
Cathy Day, “The Magic Building Where English Majors Work: Making Sense of Creative Writing’s Job Problem”(via millionsmillions)
As a person who has gotten a real editorial job in publishing, after many years of work, I say it’s possible if you work hard enough.
Read, write, work shitty jobs (or good ones), do internships or take classes, go to literary events. Start doing the work before you have to. Make yourself an expert in your category. Know what’s going on in the industry.
If you’re rejected, try to find other ways into the industry, book selling, another position within a publishing house, literary agencies (or other agencies), libraries, stores, etc.
And find a creative outlet.