NUTS......the pensive pen of THOUGHT.....
"Well I've had a lotta problems
I lost my job at Eddy Thompsons
My wife got up and left me
Took the kids and re-married
The landlord he evicted me I couldn't pay the rent
And now I'm living in the bush and sleeping in a tent
Dejected sad and lonely
I was always sick and hungry
I needed some attention
Or a magic intervention
Shakin' and hallucinatin', frothin' at the mouth
Cryin' sweatin' bleedin with bad rashes way down south
And so I went to see the doctor
She said Trigger wotcha here for
I told her all my dramas
She said get into these pyjamas
She did some tests and told me I had schizophrenia
Bad depression Parkinsons with some dementia............"
- First part of my song 'Nuts'
aka Brendan Lauritz
I mean "writer" is a bit of a broad definition. The obvious question to anybody that may be interested is 'What do you write?'. And the answer is I don't know what the answer is. There are so many categories. Fact, fiction, biography, autobiography, books, novels, kids books, cookbooks, sci-fi, educational and onanonanonon.....
Then there's the poetry, screenplays, BLOG thingies, song lyrics and then just the plain words that matter to ME......
So what craft within the Arts am I aspiring to be? Coooool, nice easy one to begin with, huh?
And which craft within the 'WRITING' genre of the 'ARTS' category am I interested in?
Hmmm......, getting harder already.........
Like books and poems, songs need to have a short meaningful story to keep people's interest. But with songs you get an extra bonus in the 'I want to create' stakes because you get the adrenalin pumping when you create good music to accompany the song.
When it gets down to it all forms of writing require a STORY of some description. I have started to write a screenplay for a film. Now that is much harder and requires a lot more time because you are trying to adapt a STORY to a visual interpretation. A much more challenging process that requires continual access to your MIND and your THOUGHT channel but I can only imagine the euphoria when you finally complete the project in the form of a film or play. Keep watching......
Weeeell truth be known I reeeeally enjoy that craft, that type of writing. It is spontaneous and thought provoking. It has an interested audience awaiting your work and it's a lot of fun, which I need right now. It's also challenging watching the numbers grow from nothing to viral, which is where it is heading, one BLOG thingie at a time. It also allows me to stay current with my thoughts and to try different styles of writing. But as I have stated in my book and in the media, this Journey I am on is all about putting myself in a position to take advantage of OPPORTUNITIES when they arise. And they will. BLOG thingie is a good way to advertise myself to a growing audience. After all ME is my product.
Then there are the books. When I published my first book I didn't mean to write it. I just kept taking notes in my exercise books that I could refer back to if and when I needed to. As it turned out what I had was a good STORY, good enough to get the number one story (for the day) on news.com and a big segment on television, along with prime time radio interviews and, magazine coverage and other media interest. Like building a new house, I had laid the foundation for a well built structure..........