Presentation

Eventually a writer has stop writing off their head and realize something: how will I present myself? Personally, I can write without thinking too much and not concentrate on presentation, the pieces come out sounding good, but these may be “experimental” works or pieces in retrospect. Better still, is to settle on a presentation that suits me best. I can learn from other people’s presentations in any genre, but the trick is to know which is more like me. When it clicks, I know it. And suitable inspiration can come in unusual and unexpected places. More on this later.

Special

They tell me it’s so; the customer service rep, the company, the retailer. They tell me! And I felt it more now. I shouldn’t, but I did. And that we do, that I do, that you do, that no one else but you and no one else but me does. We are all special—as consumers. And when I am the customer service rep and the company man and get paid, I know how all those customer service reps must feel when they I pay them, because of my custom. It feels just wonderful.

One out of the bunch

Thinking I was some kind of expert on U2, with reviews of their early albums posted about two years ago, I realized that I did never like that much their early albums anyway. It’s okay for those kind of reviewers who can appreciate their early material, but it was The Joshua Tree (1987) that made me aware that were actually other U2 albums out there, not that these early ones resonated much.

A break from a genre

Sometimes, a writer may get bored writing in the same genre. So, taking a break may do wonders for the writing and the outlook. One may turn their writing wares to another genre for a while and come back to the other one later. But the subject stays the same. I sort of did this not knowing what good it would do me. I’d been film reviewing exclusively for four years but then turned to writing articles about film. I wrote and wrote and wrote article stuff about films that I look back on today and find hidden gems that give me insight into, funnily enough, film reviewing. I had done research on film, through books and interviews, and I reflected and kept journals on film, which were turned into articles, and when looking back on those articles, they encourage and reequip my reviewing. So when I do more reviewing these days, I’m more equipped, because I have reflected on the meanings of my old articles about film and how I can apply it.