OPPORTUNITIES – MORE OR LESS?
Has the Internet killed books? Well maybe not yet – but maybe it will, but only if you believe that stories can only exist when printed on paper and sandwiched between two pieces of colourful cardboard.
I don’t believe that. There is a lot more to a story than paper. The actions and words of the characters, the twists, turns, shocks, surprises and emotional resonance of a good story, the way good description evokes imagery in the mind, not to mention the spirit, sweat and sometimes tears of the writer who wrote it.
In my opinion, none of these wonders cease to exist just because you are reading from a computer or a small handheld reader. Maybe the storytellers of old sat around the fire worrying that the written word would kill stories. At the end of day…
PEOPLE LOVE STORIES
People still love stories – this is what’s important and this hasn’t changed. Despite the Internet, despite computers, kindles and eReaders, despite everything, it is still we writers, humans (well, most of us anyway) who are making up the best stories and it still humans who buy them and read them.
The world of creative writing is now richer, more varied and more accessible than ever before, both for writers and readers. If, like me, you love creative writing, then you have come to the right place. So, no matter what stage of writing you are at don’t be alone.
If you need a little push or help to get you started try one of these creative writing exercises.
Best of luck with your writing.