- How about this for dedication to the art of writing:
Wilbur Smith, a multi millionaire top selling author of
African adventure stories, starts writing
a new book on February 6th every other year.He thinks up the
beginning months beforehand then allows the plot and characters
to 'soak into his mind'
Obviously he never suffers from the infamous writers block, the well
tried excuse for a lazy mind.
Pick up a Wilbur Smith tale and you'll be hooked from the first page.
Here's an example:
"The river lay heavily upon the desert,bright as a spill of molten
metal from a furnace. The sky smoked with heat haze and the sun beat
down upon it with all the strokes of a coppersmith's hammer. In the
mirage the gaunt hills flanking the Nile seemed to tremble to the
Lostris was fourteen years of age. The Nile had begun its latest
flood on the very day that her red woman's moon had flowed for the
first time" etc etc.
Extracted from "River God" by Wilbur Smith.
Don't talk to me of writers block. It's a figment of ones imagination
of which a true writer never suffers.