I have come to the conclusion that I will probably never win a literary prize but that is not to say that my writing is ineffective. I will never hold a candle to the likes of Shakespeare but I'm cool with that, because I hate Shakespeare! Besides, I am called to other areas of my profession that are more beneficial and profitable to my clients. I do try to expand my horizons whenever possible. Believe it or not, I actually went to see Hamlet. Afterward, I reflected on the experience and learned something valuable. I still hate Shakespeare.
I suppose that I will have to become accustomed to the idea that I will only ever be, a very good writer. I can live with that.
Due to the nature of my craft, I am rarely presented the opportunity to pour out my literary genius. Still, writing does require a certain gift as well as an understanding of your audience. Knowing whom you are addressing is more than half the battle. (yes, it is whom, not who)
My writing style is very from the hip. I am a creative, out of the box individual which is both good and bad. The good provides an unending stream of creative approaches. The bad puts those approaches all over place like a 10 year old on a sugar rush. Fortunately, my business sense wins out over both. Business before pleasure.
I have written business and technical articles for the visual medium and print. Television commercials, ad campaigns, promotional pieces, as well as news. Recently I wrote a feature documentary that landed at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival. For me, it is a huge advantage to be not only the writer but also the director and editor. As I write, I see everything in my mind which dramatically speeds along the production and editing process.
One thing is certain, I am not afraid to push the limits. I believe, the day that I stop pushing those limits will be the day that I truly am limited. Besides, help is just a question away if one knows when to ask it. I do.
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