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David Mamet's Rules for Success

Famous American playwright and screenwriter David Mamet offers two rules for success as an artist. Although he speaks primarily from his experiences as a dramatic writer, Mamet’s advice is useful for all kinds of creatives including painters, musicians, comedians and even bloggers on Medium. He said, “You’ve got to do one thing for your art every day, and you’ve got to do one thing for your business every day.” What does Mamet’s advice look like in practice? And is he right?