What Should I Write, and Why? ~ John Hansen

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

    I love that video by Neil Gaiman.
    His words touch upon the very core of a writer.

    We must keep writing...it's in our blood so to say.

    Nice reminder.   Thank you.

  2. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    Thank you Brenda. Yes, I thought that video said it all.
    I enjoyed your article/poem ‘Life Is Like a Chessboard’ too and the video by Monique Medved was great too.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

    John
    Thank you.
    There's times when I wonder if God and the Devil play a game of chess together.
    Maybe we are the pawns???

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Once upon a time they do. On which side were you? God or the Devil? The later was not smart enough and he lost. So are those on his side.                       Whosoever doubt that put money on the table.  You can't expect a boy of 3 years old to outwit a man of 60 years in a game of chess.

      1. bhattuc profile image81
        bhattucposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        You have a valid point Sir.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          bhattuc, you're welcome.

  4. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 13 months ago

    Bredz, I enjoyed reading both John's and your hub today.

    This is so bad that we can't comment on each other's works anymore. I'm extremely disappointed with the situation.

    Thank you very much for your and John's  generous and ongoing contributions.

    Sending Blessings to you and John. smile

    1. bhattuc profile image81
      bhattucposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      True, everyone more and less perturbed with this situation.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        +

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Misbah

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        smile

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Misbah.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        smile

  5. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 13 months ago

    John, you have made it more inspirational and I feel encouraged much after going through your poem as well as the forward. Good work. And thanks to Brenda giving me an opportunity to response here on that piece of poetry.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Umesh, it pleases me that you found my article inspiring and that encouraging. I wish you well in your writing and please you were able to respond here.

  6. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 13 months ago

    Brenda, life is like a game of chess and only thing is that we are playing against an invisible player. You have selected a good topic. Have a nice day.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Umesh
      Thanks.
      That invisible player.. I like that idea

  7. RozlinMohsin profile image76
    RozlinMohsinposted 13 months ago

    Hi, Brenda. I enjoyed reading your and John's article. Thank you for sharing. It's true life plays like a chessboard. Everyone works hard for the crown.
    John's hub why should we write is commendable.
    Here's my response to sonder:
    https://hubpages.com/literature/Cogniza … der-A-Poem

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Rozlin, i greatly appreciate your response and I will go read your article now.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      From now on...send responses to me via Email.

      We're not allowed to post links in the forums.

      I'll get back with you after I read it & I will post a link in the word prompt article

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Okay. Thank you for letting us know, Bredz smile

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I'm just glad we get this chance

      2. bhattuc profile image81
        bhattucposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        OK. Thanks for the advice.

    3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Awesome.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Yeppie!

    4. bhattuc profile image81
      bhattucposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Rozlin, you have used the meaning of sonder very nicely in your work, thanks.

  8. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    Will do

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      John
      Sounds great.

  9. Farah N Huq profile image83
    Farah N Huqposted 13 months ago

    It’s a wonderful article by John!...and yes, the video at the end summed it up. It is only when we are honest that we start touching the reader's heart and attention. Even if it is science fiction, if we the person writing it doesn’t believe in what he or she is writing, the reader quite naturally, won’t believe in it either. So we need to be honest. Wonderful tips, John.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Totally agree.

    2. bhattuc profile image81
      bhattucposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Very true.

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Much appreciated, Farah.

 
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