1 Nov 2019

We Are 138 # 58 - A Conversation With A Book

So, what should I write?
WHAT?
I decided to be a writer and went out and bought myself this pen and notebook and now I need something to write.
IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE WHY SHOULD YOU WANT TO?
It seemed an exciting lifestyle choice and something that doesn’t take too much skill. I get bored if I have to put too much effort in.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM THEN?
Well, it’s harder than I expected. I can’t find a topic and I think I might come off as an idiot.
WHAT KIND OF TOPIC?
Something snappy enough to hold the readers’ attention, but not pulp. Something intelligent. Original too, definitely, but referencing tradition.
HMM, TRICKY ONE. LET’S GO BACK A BIT. ARE THERE PARTICULAR DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT?
Oh, all the time.
AH.

Benedictus Arblaster is a Brit who grew up in Belgium and has lived in Cologne for the last 12 years. He's also a writer who will certainly get around to writing something one day soon.

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