So like every blogger , writer , author I had this conversation with my mind , what is it about writing ??
Its a very basic question yet its answers are the tricky part ….
I mean you can just go around & keep your ears open & go hunting for dialogue & use the best stuff you hear . Or you can write stuff that’s not quite what you heard , but kinda what you hear , but different somehow , Or you can make up your stuff entirely !!
So what does it mean one or the other way !!
Well my guess is , I have always thought that the true writers were the last kind .Writers like Tolstoy & Dickens & even Tolkien . They create a whole world out of nothing , or almost out of nothing , & you get the sense they know every twig & leaf in them . So they are kinda Gods in that way , creating this worlds , & than as God they walk us through these worlds like men , & they show us the way . I guess , I mean I always thought them as the true writers , the originals , the legends .
But than again like two sides of coin , there are other writers , who are more like portrait writers , They are more interested in getting at the essence of a place or a person or of the world at a particular moment , in time . They are always searching for little moments of truth ~ chasing time ….
So what is it about writing , the emotions that are dipped in the ink should be real or the stuff should be real !
Yeah this is what i was talking about the tricky part …
Sometimes real life doesn’t give you all the right materials , So you have to invent something ~ out of the blue
something that is true to the feeling you had , the feeling you are trying to get across , even if the thing you invent doesn’t actually happen , It’s an idea from Werner Herzog . He calls it the Ecstatic Truth ~~~
Now this is something a lot of people don’t understand , they are so hooked up upon the details
Did this happen ?
Did that happen ?
But its not always about what happened , right ! Sometimes its about how you felt when you were in it
What it make you think of ?
What it could have been ?
Or What it almost was ?
It’s less about what happened , & more about how it really was , which is something else & something more >
- The Art of the Blog: Getting Personal (sdsouthard.com)