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Ola Olutayo
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PostSubject: The Writer's Burden.   Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:08 am

The Ola Olutayo Mail.
Today 23-6-12.

The Writer's Burden.

[I did try to avoid using the word "burden" but I also couldn't shy away or repel the magnitude of its relevance to the entire context.]

A friend of mine narrated to me how disturbing it is as a writer to have unfinished projects in one's cupboard. Not suprisingly, I have heard many other writers also 'try' to match-up time and writing desires together.
However, it's a burden I know has a solution - with my experience.
First, a writer must ask: To Whom?
Many writers are self-centered or reward driven. The Bible -a conglomerate of books written, prides of authors who had the knowledge of their audience as a passion. A writer's burden should not be the writing itself but the audience. Think more about your audience; then you'll discover what to write to make the necessary change(s) you observed. Your passion behind such observation(s) will make you grab the pen! Now you'll write smoothly but also with a sense of urgency!
If you get stucked back to 'trying', get back to THINKING about your audience!
Check out Paul's letters as examples!
God Bless!
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PostSubject: Re: The Writer's Burden.   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:30 am

I...don...don't know.
I think I might just take some time to think and reflect more on both writings before I could say, "they hit the bull's eye".
Or maybe I should ask, "how do we know that we do not know"?
Aside from Christianity, I want to permit some lateral thinking based on the faculty of the brain since I'm a Physiologist being trained.
The Spirit of God has all 'wisdom' so He rules in all ways; I (we) need such a great help as explained in ICor 12 - why? These days I wonder no more why I'm a Christian and also a Physiologist.

Key points of both writings to ponder:
1. (Mine) Take the greater burden of Thinking extensively about your audience than your writing.
2. (Yours) Knowledge is for whom?
3. (Both) What's God place in these? Giver and Manager of your knowledge of yours or His audience? And/Or Giver and Manager of the knowledge given to discern and act on a priority?
Meditating...
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PostSubject: Re: The Writer's Burden.   Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:49 pm

That's thoughtful...
Well appreciated.
Talking about writer-audience relationship, if there are no 'kings' and 'lords' how can God be referred to as 'King of kings' and 'Lord of lords'? Ponder.
About the onions, why not try chewing gum while peeling?
Though I recommend by MY own study and conclusion that the tear effect of the onion might be as good for the eye as its creation or existence.
'Night Sir!
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