I've always felt more comfortable when I speak than when I write. I guess in some ways as writing becomes more natural I do enjoy the calm comfortable environment provided by my safe little office. I suppose it's the exhilaration one gets when they are put on the spot speaking to the masses on radio, or even a single print reporter.
It has always been my own personal nature through my life to see that calm peaceful place like my office, but to turn to a more stress filled intense place like my recent first radio interview on www.beachBOOSTERradio.com . I have always had that short attention span, always looked for a bit of a rush. I think that translates into my writing where I have been getting really great feedback from people who claim to bore easily when reading.
I've been told that when writing you should "break all the rules". I've never personally taken the time to even find out what the rules are. I only have one rule that I will not break, this rule is my own. Never do it if you don't love it, or if something isn't leading you to it. I don't always enjoy writing. I get stressed, and tired, I feel self doubt and I feel exhausted at times. But like a real world marathon the big prize is at the end. It's not because you did something you had to do, it's because you did something nearly impossible that you didn't have to do. That's what has drawn me to my writing, and I hope it never lets me go.
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Timothy Weatherall is a fiction fantasy writer from Ontario, Canada.
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