Journeyman 1: The Oral Storytelling Realities
I've written a post that has a very specific audience: for those that are making some part of their livelihood as a working artist. Since it is more "insider" than other posts on this blog, I have published the entire article over at http://artistmarketingworkshop.com/storytelling-journeyman-ready/
Here is an excerpt from the long article. Please come take a look if it is of interest to you. Thanks.
"There is a space in the arc of the careers of all performing artists where one transitions from wide-eyed beginner to being an effective, talented Master. In between those two stages is the important step of Journeyman. . .
This article is very specific to the oral-storytelling journeyman. You have passed through those first apprentice-based stages, taken some of the good myths and standards of the art. Now you are stepping up into the day-to-day realities of making some of your income as an artist.
Here are a few of the myths (both implicitly and explicitly taught) that many next-level storytelling artists have found they have to work through:
Everyone is a
should always make you feel good about yourself.
Do what you
love and the money will follow.
If only X would
happen, then I would be successful!
Finally. . .
As I write about these five very popular myths, I am more aware of one thing. . ."
I've also recorded this post as an audio file. Visit the page linked above to hear it.
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