Monday, October 5, 2009

A bit of inspirational cheese for the aspiring journalists out there

So... it our Journ lectures, we've been learning about how our personalities and environment affect our writing. Therefore it's suffice to say that it's completely understandable when we hit a complete and utter wall because technically it's not our fault and actually completely normal!! That being said, i'd like to leave you all with what I find to be quite an inspirational and thought-provoking quote. It was given to me by a close friend of mine. It was written by an Italian author and philosopher, Calvino all the way back in 1981:

"How well I would write if I were not here! If between the white page and the writing of words and stories that take shape and disappear without anyone's ever writing them there were not interposed that uncomfortable partition which is my person! Style, taste, individual philosophy, subjectivity, cultural background, real experience, psychology, talent, tricks of the trade: all the elements that make what I write recognizable as mine seem to me a cage that restricts my possibilities. If I were only a hand, a severed hand that grasps a pen and writes..."

Happy writing!!