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Monday, July 2, 2007

Writing Questions

I just read this:
*Strive to have an interesting life*
And I oscillated from thinking "yes" to "no"!!
And not much more.
My gut reactions were
"interesting doesn't just happen,
you do need to be intentional"
and
"it's not about *interesting*"
To give some context, the author was Tahir Shah and he was giving advice about being a writer.
Does this make a difference? Is it valid for someone with the gift of communication to look for interesting things to write about, but not for the rest of us? Is it necessary even for them?
It's not the first time I've come across this very piece of advice (john andersen at unconventional ideas says the same thing, exactly the same)
What do you think?

1 comment:

Nikki said...

I have often pondered the whole "interesting" thing over the years. "Am I intereting", "have I got anythign interesting to say", "is my life interesting". Who am I comparing myself against, and what does it really matter, and what *is* interesting anyway!? Is interesting about making others happy/fulfilled/think nice things about us instead of own happiness/contentment/fulfillment etc etc?