The science-fiction writer tells the 2012 graduating class at the University of the Arts how he stayed true to his goal of writing stories he was interested in while supporting himself with a life in the arts.
"Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do . . . Make good art."