Truth is stranger than fiction. We all know that saying, and we’re certainly living in strange times, where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to accept the facts that are staring us in the face. As writers, we need to seize the moment. Now is the time to document this.
We have more
than enough hours in a day, don’t we?
There is no excuse.
Maybe, maybe not.
For some people, stress serves as
motivation and their productivity remains unaffected. They continue
as per normal. Others are not so lucky. They are paralysed by stress
and productivity grinds to a halt. That’s understandable. We are
Artists, writers and
creatives offer hope in these trying times. Our stories are more
important than ever, so we need to keep moving forward. We need to
hang in there.
One writer referred to this
period as The Great Pause.
It’s deep. Its dark. It’s profound.
But it can’t last forever.
We can use this time to pause... and
reflect. At the end, something great has to be waiting on the other
So while the world pauses,
and we hold a collective breath, let’s remember the importance of
artists and storytellers in these dark times.
Tap into the creative forces
at your disposal.
story, poem or article, the one you’ve put off for a long time; the
one that scares you.
Write like you’ve never written before.
When it’s time to unpause, and the darkness subsides, your
stories will be there, waiting to entertain, to empower and assist
readers as they try to make sense of it all; as they move into a “new” normal.
Stay safe and keep on writing.