Talent is not enough, sometimes it's not even the most important quality to promote success in the arts, says author A. Michael Shumate. His new book, "Success in the Arts" encourages straight thinking and professional attitudes in aspiring artists. He means artists in the broadest sense: musicians, visual artists, actors, dancers, filmmakers and writers. Each page contains an essential tip, entertaining illustration or pointed quote to guide any would-be artist. Shumate shoots from the hip with real-world advice plus realistic counsel and encouragement.
Table of Contents
Who is the Grand Poobah?; Fame at an Early Age; Trial By Ordeal; The Issue of Talent; To Catch a Monkey; Challenging Decisions; Everybody Has Some Talents; Discover Your Talents; Models of Talent; What is Creativity?; Using Your Smarts; Conventions, Rules and Principles; Getting the Breaks; Don't Pop Your Own Bubble; Prima Donna or Professional; Paying Your Dues; You Gotta Have Heart; Getting and Giving; What If I Don't Make It?; Final Words.