Story is boss. Story comes first and technique serves story. More than anything, I want to thrill my reader. I’ll do it in as artful manner possible, but my ultimate goal is simple, pure: get your heart slamming, wiggle you to edge of your seat, make you forget about this world and get caught up in another I built out of ink and paper.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.
If I could be anywhere writing about anything, right now, I’d be lost in Kiev. I used to read about countries like certain countries in Europe after they threw bananas at some black soccer player, and say to myself, “I’ll never go there.” But I am a little older now, and I am more confirmed in the fact of this one-shot life. And knowing that this not a dress rehearsal, and knowing, too, that questions are burning in me, and feeling that my whole purpose here is to observe, I simply don’t much care anymore. I am past the age where one can afford to sit around waiting for the world to autoliberate from its various hatreds. And I have had my hatreds too. Like most humans.
Rules from the “light side:” one writer’s journey from journalism to PR & back to journalism again:
From journalist to PR pro to journalist again, writer Laurie Wiegler shares important rules for PR pros to follow to get better results.