The Writer As Revolutionary
The mentality of the individual writer develops a vast repertoire of ways of adapting his/herself
among many different styles and groups. When to cynically display one’s wit, and when to
display one’s softened heart?
Through the process of outpouring onto the page, bonds to the outside world grow, invisible
links strengthen and the surprise of this meets the writer at unexpected corners.
What is first felt as dissociation soon gives way to a nexus of being deeply involved, though the
self remains comprised of its own vast experiences, and often comes across as being a reduced
private universe of one’s making. Still, our contact to society and nature is attached by a thin
thread, where a reliance upon what has been imposed on us keeps a sense of realism to which
our memories can relate.
It takes the investment of time, attention and insight to realise the many ways that paper and pencil inhabit a foregoing world of history, obscure texts, writers’ thoughts and revolution. This
nexus creates an integration between the individual writer and the formation of a cultural shift.
This applies not only to those with a clear message in mind (one of political opinion or ideology) but also to the many of us whose thoughts are spent lodged in memory or self-examination
where often the difficulty of a writing task overwhelms our creative potential.
It is true and should be considered that we hold the banners and foundations of the poetic eyes
of previous writers. We continue to be in eager pursuit of what it means to undertake limitless
endeavors, even surrendering ourselves to the darker parts, the colorless parts and the esoteric
parts of what we find to be truth. This pursuit of writing is in itself revolutionary, regardless of whether it is considered so or not; it brews in the blood with bold affection towards the task.
In writing, our fictional or real world characters bring with them a sense of life and decay and
create an admiration in the reader, as each character develops in its own world, which provides each of
them with what is needed for his/her story. They venture into unknown contexts, along
destined paths where only the toolkit of their own understanding and unique traits is the
compass that enables their many decisions.
Boundaries are crossed when a writer pushes characters and themes to their outermost points,
devoid of familiar environment or place. This gives a reader what seems to be an endless
accessibility to the characters’ inner worlds, furthering the potential for possibility in plot line.
As writers we interact with the universe in a revolutionary way; we feed its ideals and it feeds
Copyright Text: Lewis Hallett