Archive for the ‘Homage to other Creatives’ Category
Here’s a little encouragement for anybody out there who is stuck like me:
This morning, I completed the book, “Cloud Atlas” which I was fortunate enough to purchase from a street vendor at KES 100 on 10/10/12. (Ha!)
I found the book incredibly engaging, imaginative and thoroughly thought-provoking and hope to write something about the “Cloud Atlas experience” once I watch the film–the same goes for other books I’ve read recently: “Life of Pi” and “The Hobbit”. What I want to share though, are excerpts from an interview by LA Times writer Carolyn Kellogg with author David Mitchell. He says some things about words, his writing process and serendipity that I found incredibly delicious! Enjoy!
For every person in the world who loves to write, there is another who does not understand the passion behind the action. They’ll watch a writer at their craft, and wonder what it is that compels them to write, when they themselves don’t feel the draw.
True writers do so because they love to write. It’s as simple as that. There’s no greater comfort than to express themselves through the written word. Some use it as a way to sort through their feelings, others use it to lessen the pressure of pent up emotion. Then there’s the ones who play Cheekybingo
or exercise to feel better. Writing is an outlet. For all writers though, it’s a way to feel, even for the smallest amount of time, like they’ve accomplished something.