Writer’s write, this is what we do, what’s its like.
Once again I have been motivated to write by something I heard on the radio, a passing comment made during a documentary about playing bass guitar.
While on the surface one might ask what has a guitar, or playing music, got to do with writing fiction, or writing anything for that matter?
I agree that it is a valid question because when you play music you usually play in front of an audience. You may practice alone, or with a small group of musicians, but when it comes to getting your art ‘out there’ you seek an audience. It is a public performance.
Whereas, for us writers, we have a rather insular art form in comparison. We write alone, proofread alone, edit and re-write alone. Sometimes we may ask someone to read our work, to give feedback or to help proof it. But generally writing is a reclusive business…
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