On CBC radio the other night, a panel discussion caught my interest; not for their respect subject matters but because writers were commenting on, discussing their process.
Each commented about whyparticular pieces were powerful, became effective; how their troubled-ness was at each piece’s root. They couldn’t write well, write their best, unlessdriven by something deep which could not be stopped, stifled or set aside. Resonates. I expect it does for every writer, but I’m wondering that this means – if anything, to readers. When we read something gripping, is it writer’s passion or subject which draws us close, pulls us in – suspends our sense of time or place?
Reminders of what we do and why we do it are valuable – I think everyone reflects on these issues.
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