Many of us these days need to be brilliant behind the keyboard, because we are writers.
For some, it is how their living is made, for others it is a pressure release valve for the thoughts in our heads. Yet for others it is a necessary step in building that platform plank by plank, and paving that road to becoming a published author.
Since the beginning of the web, and the evolution of social media, some people have lost or forgotten how to communicate with people face to face, with the exception of ordering that all important cup of coffee, however they take it.
Some have chosen just simply not to communicate with people face to face.
They have become brilliant behind the keyboard.
While I do love the world at my finger tips, and the friends I have made because of the web and social media, it is important not to lose the human aspect in our lives, to touch and to feel and of course to talk to each other.
If we are not out talking to others and experiencing life outside of a 17 inch screen, what kind of stories will we have to write about? Where will our inspirations come from?
I would like to say I am brilliant behind the keyboard, but that would be vain, and that is a suit that does not fit me, not at all, I am a jeans and t-shirt type of guy.
I am proficient behind the keyboard, and I will admit, I spend a hell of a lot of time here.
However, I do get out a lot and talk to a wide variety of people, I love hearing their story, where they are from, how they got to the place where we met and where we are talking, it really is quite fascinating to just listen.
Of course, I love to read your stories on the web also, and hopefully someday we will meet for real where we will be brilliant face to face, I truly mean that.
If I did not get out and talk to people, I would never have come up with the story line behind my children’s book I am writing, it is a combination of experience’s in my life of friends and family and the people I have met.
I would not have had the idea for the next book I want to write, which is burning a hole in my very core and demanding “finish the first book so you can write me”
So lets be brilliant behind the keyboard, lets release our passion which fuels our desire to be read, and lets get out from behind the keyboard and be brilliant face to face.