You couldn’t write it…
Posted by Joanne Hayle
This week I turned my attention to researching the lives of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy as part of my 101 Interesting Fact series on writers.
Amidst the facts, figures, births, deaths and marriages the seven writers I’ve studied so far have something in common – Not one of them has had an uneventful life.
There’s political or social intrigue, many illegitimate offspring, unsuitable loves, mental health or spiritual crises and great acclaim. Roll their lives into one and we’d have enough material for an overly melodramatic soap opera – just add bad acting!:0)
It’s made me wonder if creative people are somehow destined to lead the lives that feed them with the inspiration they’ll need to write, paint etc.
Imagine how dull books could be if the writer led a drab life.
We use our imaginations and insist that they work for us but they have to be fed or the rot sets in, but happily or challengingly for the writers it seems that scenarios seek us out as we trundle through life.
Not that I’m suggesting that I’ll be taking off on some grand historically romantic adventure or torment to help my next fiction piece along but it was an interesting train of thought.
Here’s a poem I hope you enjoy. It’s been bitterly cold here in the U.K. and A Sense of Winter popped in to my mind…
A Sense of Winter
Just ice winged wisps
Dancing in air crisp
No scent of roses
Chilled leaves laden
Shivering like sweet maidens
No birdsong sung
Eaves and rafters
Home ‘til springs laughter
Breath bitter cold
Vapour in mist unfolds
Winter has its own taste
Devoid of summers grace
Nature waits to grow anew
No gentle touch will wake
Slumber for salvations sake
Have fun whereever you are and whatever you do.
About Joanne HayleI am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. www.joannehayle.co.uk is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on www.childrens-stories.net.
Posted on February 6, 2015, in Books, history, ideas, inspiration, knowledge base, people, Poetry, reading, Research, Writing and tagged biography, creativity, freelance writer, George Eliot, history, indie author, inspiration, Interesting Fact series, life stories, poetry, Thomas Hardy, understanding, writers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.