THE NARRATIVE ARC

Trying to Make a Living as an Artist

Pursuing art despite a financially-challenged background

John Pucay
The Narrative Arc
Published in
9 min readDec 28, 2023

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The author and his brother posing together with a troupe of musical cast members.
Me and my youngest brother, Jack, posing with the AHEB cast members. Photo provided by the Author.

Our story starts not inside a grand old house, whirling with socialites and art critics, unlike many artist origin stories — because neither old money nor white-collar parents raised this artist — but on the hard, wooden seats of a school theater in the…

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John Pucay
The Narrative Arc

Author of Karinderya Love Songs; a 2020s dating and sex literary fiction novel. More details at johnpucay.com. Or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B3WF1YF8/