By Herbert Mtowo
That I am an avid and passionate writer is not a secret at all, but this what I am, my world revolves around words, imaginations and creativity. I always say to fellow writers that if there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it yourself.
The recent developments in Europe about the closure of News of the World and the phone hacking that have been going on has really not done the print and electronic Medias any good. But far from the negative the written word and spoken word still remains very influential by far and large into many many generations to come. All that we have is because somebody decided to document their words into written manuals and electronic documents. That’s what we are purposed to do for as long as we are on this great planet, to inspire, motivate, inform, educate through the power of the written and spoken word. Thank yah`all for the support, the feed backs and all the encouragements that you send to us. We are forever grateful to you and God Almighty who gives us the ability and power to write.
I’m not just a very good writer, but I’m an excellent writer and my life revolves around words and this is my passion. I am not motivated to speak as a public speaker because of money or rewards, neither the accolades that go along with it, but am just humbled seeing lives being transformed, inspired, revived, the feedback’s i and we get are astonishing and humbling, I have made friends through this and this is my joy and happiness. Writing is not a job description. A great deal of it is passion. Don’t do it if you are not a gambler because a lot of people devote many years of their lives to it (for little reward). I think people become writers because they are compulsive wordsmiths.” As a writer you must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.
If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think and write this world would be a better world and if the entire population would have an appetite for reading like a starved lion. So much of that which we don’t know is always available, but this generation doesn’t really enjoy digging for information. That’s why it is stated that education is Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. My desire and goal is to prepare kids and all to be great thinkers and have a great set of core base knowledge so they can go forward and reach out for their dreams without any fear of failure and refusing to be limited by circumstances.
It’s a tiring and energy supping work but what keeps me going is the joy of impacting generations and seeing people`s live taken to another level. Our world is a result of what somebody wrote, thought about and relentlessly researched on that and pursued it until they made sure this is it. Writing isn’t for the faint hearted, it just doesn’t required skill as much as it is important, it requires dedication, commitment, devotion and most great writers know that that silence experiences birth great inspiring articles. No wonder why great writer like the great Apostle Paul of bible times, the Physician Luke, wrote some of their most powerful letters and writings’ in solitary confinements, what about our own Nelson Mandela, wrote Long Walk to Freedom at Robin Island, though only released years later.
This you will know. Writers read a lot… and write a lot. Feed your passion whatever it may be it benefits the whole world and many generations to come. Don’t starve it feed it well.