Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: A Raconteur

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Raconteur

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I would rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity"

It's a Stella Artois tag line...but its good anyway!

When I first started blogging (this was a while ago) I was smitten with the medium. I didn't care if not one person read what I had to say, finally, I had a place to express myself other than my "Blank Book" journals. Eventually, people started reading my blog and I would receive comments and emails from my readers. They would say, "You're a great writer" which I knew was not true. I would always respond, "I am not a good writer, I am a good story teller." There is a difference.

A good writer understands the parts of speech, they understand grammar, they can spell, they love language and they're good at manipulating the language. I am not a writer, I am a raconteur. I watch others, I listen, I pay attention to detail and I regurgitate with emphasis. I am not so much a lover of the pen, I am more a fan of the spoken word. I've been a story teller my whole life. From the time I was small, I dedicated my life to identifying and owning a good story. Make no mistake, this was always a conscious choice.

september 09

Let's Take It Back a Notch

Growing up, I only feared only one thing, I feared the ordinary. Poor doesn't scare me. Death doesn't scare me. But a life un-lived, that scares me to pieces. I blatantly put myself into compromising situations to see and feel things that I could not experience under "normal" circumstances. There is very little I would not risk for the sake of a good story.

In order for me to exist, I need constant change, I need excitement and I need progression. I have a big imagination, I am expressive, I am animated and when I produce my content - whether it is written or spoken, I command an audience. This has always been the case ever since I was a child. Even though I was shy, the only time I came alive was when I was in a situation where I had to tell a story.

I feel quite fortunate to be able to speak my mind freely and speak it often. I sometimes write about work, I sometimes write about life or my family, but whatever the subject matter, my stories are mine and I get to tell them.

1 comment :

aBigHairySpider said...

Sure, being a writer complete with good grammar and structure is cool, but the story is the important part.