Why and What to Write – Part I

This is the first of a five-part commentary on Why and What to Write.

Human beings have within themselves tales to tell. Verbally, they infuse heart and soul into their “once upon a time.” Many of them are fortunate enough, talented enough, stubborn enough, lucky enough, and skilled enough to transfer their animations from the brain to pen to paper or, nowadays, into ones and zeros. Technology and we have advanced since pictographs, gesticulations, and guttural sounds inside caves.

When one visits a bookstore, library, or museum or surfs the web, one cannot help but marvel at the plethora of subjects and the variety of topics within each diverse genre. The “interesting” that each author brings to life.

Of the three books I have already written and published, “President You” expresses my interest in American politics and government, “My life in Lists” focuses on family history and yarns, “Letters to a G.I.” wonders if anyone in today’s digital, cyber-world write love letters.

Follow my path of Why and What to Write. Next week’s Part II will discuss the motivation behind “President You.” The following week’s Part III will present the history behind “My Life in Lists.” Part IV’s “Letters to a G.I.,” asks why the interest in old letters. In Part V, ideas for writing are all around. To paraphrase, “Stories are out there; you just have to let them in.”

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