I love reading Paulo Coelho; he gets those grey cogs thinking outside the normal realm of life as we live it. He is very spiritual and makes so much sense through the conveying of his spiritual journeys.
Here is an extract I believe all writers should hold close to them when questioning their motive for writing, I hope it provides an insight for you as it did for me.
'Aleph' by Paulo Coelho
'Is it difficult to write?'
'What do you need in order to be able to write?'
'Is that all?'
'You see this park? There are all kinds of stories here, and even though they 've been told many times, they still deserve to be told again. The writer, the singer, the gardener, the translator, we are all a mirror of our time. We all pour our love into our work...but anyone who puts all his faith in academic tomes and creative writing courses is missing the point: words are life set down on paper. So seek out the company of others.'
No one can learn to love by following a manual and no one can learn to write by following a course...because writing is no different from any other activity done with joy and enthusiasm.'
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