What do you think of when you hear someone is a WRITER? Closeted away, living in an imaginary, mental world? Maybe – Sometimes – We are an eclectic bunch, of course – It takes all sorts.
I believe ‘good’ writers need connections to both the internal & external worlds and that writing involves moving between the two with all the senses alert and as many filters as possible lifted out of the way. The trick is not to see what I expect to see but to be open to novelty of perception & experience. In this article, Virginia Trioli is not writing about being a writer; she is writing about being human. For mine, that is a critical component of ‘good’ writing.