Sunday, July 29, 2012

Youthful writers

Had a wonderful few experiences yesterday, as two seperate youth asked me advice about writing. One was interested in journalism, the other in novels.
Either way I was impressed and thrilled that some of our youth are still motivated to manipulate the written word to create a moving and passionate piece of literature.
For those of you wishing to it!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Why I write

People ask me often, why I write.
It would be easy to say I write because I love the written word, but that would only be part truth.
I write because I love the way words, when they meld together perfectly, become much like the colorful oils on the canvas of a brilliant painting. Each word means something to the author yet when read by another can have so many different meanings and can create different images, some powerful and moving, others gentle and soothing. Words knit together to create a story can take you on a journey you never imagined taking, can teach you things you never knew existed and can stimulate feelings you thought you didn't possess.
That my friends - in a nutshell - is why I write. It is my passion.