In Pursuit of Fame? #Author’sCorner #WordPressWednesday

In Pursuit of Fame? #Author’sCorner #WordPressWednesday

In this post, author Barbara Spencer writes about the many reasons we choose to write.

Before I share her thoughts on the subject with you I’d like to just state my reasons for writing are clear and they have very little to do with the pursuit of fame.

My mission statement says it all.

“Bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the nondisabled.

But, that’s just me.

Now, let’s see what Barbara has to say on the subject.


In Pursuit of Fame?

by Barbara Spencer


Why does an otherwise normal person decide to commit their life to writing a book?

The answer to that question would form a vast mound of paper because we all have different reasons for setting pen to paper.

This week BBC 4 showed the first of several programmes about Ernest Hemingway, one of the heavyweights of literature – badly done with the most awful narration which proved irritating because it sounded like a the guy who was employed by Pathe news describing an attack on the enemy. Be that as it may, one interesting question was asked about the ability of authors to remain solitary and removed from society for the majority of the day, week, month or year. As I say Ernest Hemingway was a heavyweight who happened to love society seeking the thrill of New York, Paris and Spain, so what drove him to writing, with its need for aens of silence?

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