As far as I can look back into my childhood, books have always played a major part in my life. Growing up bilingual -which happened to be my case- is also a main asset when you’re a certified bookworm.
From Balzac’s descriptive world, through Goethe and Heine’s emotional poetry, traveling through Kafka s morbid jungle, my eyes also caught the American writer Richard Wright’s Black Boy book, a book that introduced me into the world of ethnic minorities in America.
J.K Rowling managed to captivate my imagination. Detroit hip hop fiction writer Contel Bradford catapulted me into the reality of the hood and increased my passion for urban culture.
I’ve read journalists of all kind, gifted and less gifted columnists. What I can say is that I have learnt from all of them.
The more you read as a writer, the more likely you are to develop your will to develop your writings.
In each successful writer, there is a thirsty learner who is eager to develop his own craft. I think that a writer should never be afraid of criticism, as long as it is expressed in a constructive way.
You can never be plainly satisfied with your writings, even when the whole world is praising your skills or when you think you reached the very top of the tops. A dedicated writer is always in the making, always perfecting his craft, even when you think he is the most outstanding writer you ever read.
The writer is the magician who knows how to choose the right words within a myriad of expressions. The writer is the person who will valuate a description, make you descend into the transcendental and emotional, share and feel what he feels, put words onto colors and sounds, create and re-create images into your head.
The writer has this amazing power to give birth to real and unreal. You will feel his presence, but as you will go on with your read, he will progressively slightly tiptoe and leave place to his unique style, his words, his impressions, his personal descriptions to the reader’s greatest pleasure.
As much as the musician and the performer loves to express in front of their public, the writer s plenitude relies on his readership.
The bigger the readership, the better a writer feels. The multitude of eyes that go through a text also offer a multitude of perceptions, moreover a capability of appreciation of the text creator.
Yes, I guess there is no better and everlasting job than a writer s.
Engaged, passionate, real, the writer often happens to be the spokesman for a generation, a century or a decade. He has this incredible power to export different countries customs and to generate tremendous interest all around the world.
The writer is a symbol for freedom of speech and creativity.
As long as there will be writers, the flame of hope will never extinguish from the face of the earth.
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