Paul Walters
4h ago · 4 min read · ~10 · 2
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The Abject Loneliness of Being a Writer.

The Abject Loneliness of Being a Writer.

Its been a few years now since I tired of scribbling copy for products I never believed in, carefully crafting words for a certain target audience convincing them to buy items they didn’t really want and certainly didn’t need. In many ways,...

CityVP 🐝 Manjit

CityVP 🐝 Manjit

Joseph Conrad was the writer who inspired Frances Ford Ford Coppola to adapt his book "Heart of Darkness" to the big screen, and in so adapting create the iconic movie "Apocalypse Now". Having read this buzz, I can now well imagine that Conrad as a writer wrote the famous lines "The Horror, The Horror" - brought to vivid life by Marlon Brando in the movie, is really about the writer. As I investigated more, it seemed that you are not alone in expressing these sentiments. There this Guardian piece comparing writing to a horor film https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/20/tim-lott-life-as-an-author Forbes contributor Susannah Breslin got so much flack for writing a piece why we should not be a writer, that she wrote a consequent piece about why we should be a writer https://www.forbes.com/sites/susannahbreslin/2012/06/12/why-you-shouldnt-be-a-writer/#59e93cfd30a6 This is why I love my library card because it gives me instant access to the larger graveyard of writers who managed to write at least one book, and to write one that a public library system merits keeping in its catalogue. There are even more writers who don't even have their books on the public library shelf, and I do think about the human beings when I see each book on a bookshelf. It seems that you are not alone as a writer to voice how difficult the writer undertaking is beyond the alleged narcissistic and introversion aspect - something I don't know and probably will never know because I would be too red-eyed from even a smidgen of red ink, never mind the kind of cuts and slashes an editor will avail themselves before the finished manuscript has transformational value to be turned into a book and before that book appears on a library shelf - that I can then borrow with the incredible super-powers of my library card.

19m ago
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

A diligent typist and a successful drug smuggler, Pak Paul? Mmmh! Could be a vacancy awaiting you in Kerobokan. 🤣 Entertaining exposé of the Walters wordsmith. By the by, I loved reading “Looking for Lionel”. 👍

3h ago
Graham🐝 Edwards
1h ago · 1 min read · ~10
Different only happens when you do what you do differently.

Different only happens when you do what you do differently.

"Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result" This is the popular urban definition of "insanity", and I suppose a formula for frustration, and definitely insight into the truisms of the universe and a window into the...

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Brand Ambassador
4d ago · 3 min read · ~10 · 4
Urgent International Call To Save 'Tane Mahuta', The Lord Of The New Zealand's Forest

Urgent International Call To Save 'Tane Mahuta', The Lord Of The New Zealand's Forest

New Zealand is looking to find a solution very soon to save their oldest tree 'Tane Mahuta'  from dying.The country is hoping to find tree experts who might know how to handle the kauri dieback disease which affected the forest in which the tree is...

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Brand Ambassador
5h ago
juwel ishlam

juwel ishlam

A lot of beautiful writing

7h ago
Phil Friedman
6h ago · 2 min read · ~10 · 1
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Jerry Fletcher
6h ago · 2 min read · ~10
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Personal Brand ain’t Playacting

Personal Brand ain’t Playacting

If you are connected at all you have a personal brand. Each time you rate a brand you add to your personal brand. Each time you post a review you add to your personal brand. That photo of the meal you shared adds to your personal brand. The video...

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Edward. thoroughly agree. In my view the biggest problem we face is the pressure from the digital world to be something that will either be praised or will not cause negative reviews. Core identity is being attacked across the spectrum of social media and algorithms that serve up information based on the beliefs you have inadvertently shared contribute to a dismal future for finding the real you.

14m ago
Edward Lewellen

Edward Lewellen

Jerry Fletcher, in my world, I call this knowing your Core Identity versus the roles you play. My experience had been that most people live in their roles so much that they no longer know the real person they are. Because roles are ever-changing, it's impossible for them to find true happiness and satisfaction. This contributes to the mid-life crisis, people wanting to "find themselves", divorce, job dissatisfaction, etc., etc. Once a person learns their Core Identity, then they can bring their life in alignment with it, because, I can assure you, many of the roles they're playing are 180 degrees from who they are.

5h ago
Solhim Lohan
2d ago · 2 min read · ~10
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Spearfishing For Beginners

Spearfishing For Beginners

Spearfishing is a wonderful recreational activity to engage, it as well provides an opportunity to take some fish home, and is cheap though not allowed in some areas. However, is quite different from other recreational activities such as hunting,...

juwel ishlam

juwel ishlam

Your writing is quite interesting.

6h ago

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