Whether you self-publish or go the traditional route, Gaiman’s speech holds something for all of us and Louisa Locke’s comments take it a step further. Don’t pass this up–it’s worth your time.
At the Digital Minds Conference held before the 2013 London Book Fair, Neil Gaiman made a speech where he asked the question: “How do we make ourselves heard in a world of too much information?” His answer: We rely on becoming dandelions.“
Gaimen went on to say: “…the model is try everything. Make mistakes. Surprise ourselves. Try anything else. Fail. Fail better. Succeed in ways we would never have imagined a year ago or a week ago. I think it’s time for us to be dandelions willing to launch a thousand seeds and lose 900 of them if a hundred or even a dozen survive and grow and make a new world.”––Neil Gaiman, Transcript of Speech at Digital Minds Conference for London Book Fair 2013
I love this image of the dandelion and its seeds, and it helped me frame what I wanted…
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