Creative Juices

Over the past couple of weeks I have been blessed to make the acquaintance of several wonderful writers on Twitter. I have been an admirer of the social networking platform for some time, it has introduced me to many wonderful new friends, fellow geeks and gamers. With this new found collective of communication however, I believe Twitter has reached a whole new level of provision in terms of social interaction. I get to read on a daily basis the writing of people I greatly admire. Moreover I get to instantly reply, showing my appreciation and commenting on their work. Usually the writers I have loved in the past provide me with a book every 18 months, if I’m lucky they have a blog which they maintain in a somewhat sporadic fashion. With this I get daily “wordgasms” – fresh creative juices flowing from the minds of writers on to my screen. Indeed the constraints of Twitter and the 140 character limit have given rise to what has become known as micro-poetry, short verses if you will.

Most of these digital natives have also got blogs which they update with regularity often using them as a more comprehensive platform for their own work. While some have written collections available as e-books for purchase the majority of this content is for free. There is a whole world of fantastic writers out there that you probably have never heard of, purveyors of fantasy, reflection, escapism and creative inspiration. I have dabbled in writing, it’s something which I love but which I doubt I fully have the ability to realise. I’m content with that, writing helps me in a way that nothing else does, it allows me to take confusion, anger, contemplative exercise and transform it into something tangible and positive, I could ask no more. These wonderful people however pour their minds out into binary form each and every day with articulate flare, exquisite beauty and passionate resolve. For that I want to thank them all sincerely. I think we all owe them a debt of gratitude for the wonderful content they provide.

I love creative types, writers in particular. They have qualities that other members of my species just do not posses. I love the artfulness, the wordiness, the geeky manner, the perfect encapsulation of everything that is sexy that writers possess. So to all those that I currently follow and to all those I will discover, thank you sincerely. You make my life so much better.

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~ by Paul McGovern on May 20, 2011.

7 Responses to “Creative Juices”

  1. Brilliant post Paul:) Please know lovely, that you bring an equal amount of joy to my life and to Twitter as a whole:)

  2. As a scribbler of mediocre talents, I found this post to be reassuring and wonderful.

  3. Thank you for your delightful post and appreciation, Paul. Your friendship enriches our lives too, my digital Jedi friend ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  4. […] on from my previous post Creative Juices where I said thank you to all my wonderful Twitter writer friends, I am hoping to be able to […]

  5. A fine article, and indicative of an ability to write, so don’t sell yourself short! We believe in you, even more than we believe in the Goblin King. Sorry, David Bowie.

  6. I am glad that I was blessed with your acquaintance, Paul. You, too, are a gifted writer.
    I hesitated for a long time before joining Twitter, because I thought it would be too limiting, but it had turned out wonderfully. I am meeting and communicating with writers all over the world, and that is just awesome.
    I’ve subscribed to your blog and I look forward to reading more. 🙂
    Aloha!

  7. I pretty much play drums like that…in my head. I like to pretend anyway, on the car dash and such 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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