Today I read an article about young people of ages ranging from 8 to 12 , in many parts of the Western World, being generally more lonely than ever in the past, and that the curve was on the increase. When we hear this, if its true and accurate, we throw our hands to our heads, or perhaps we just mutter «Cor» or «good grief» or less desirable words and wonder if our own kid is lonely? The fact of the matter is that there is so, so much happening and going on around us which is wrong, immoral, evil or mainly just downright stupid, and yet we feel helpless to do anything about things.
So what can we do? Well, we can just deny that it´s happening, do an ostrich, head in the sand, although, even that´s a myth, just ask the ostrich. Well if you look it up it says
» When threatened, the ostrich will either hide itself by lying flat against the ground, or run away. If cornered, it can attack with a kick of its powerful legs. «
Which is not really what it does, in fact the ostrich when angered will chase the culprit and raising its foot in the air will extend a central claw and rip its victim with it. the answer of course is to lay flat on the ground so that its only course of action is to jump up and down on you, angrily as it cant get at you.
I must spot hundreds of blatant false claims and lies on internet, and like it or not , you begin to wonder. In the end you dont know whether you´re coming or going. the answer of course is to read it up. And so by the same token if you want to write a book, research it thoroughly. In fact the thing is to really enjoy finding out all the true facts about your own chosen subject. But in books, read encyclopaedias, ask, and yes of course check in internet, but remember that even Wikipedia facts are as good as the millions of different individuals who wrote them down.
Books on the main take some trouble and effort to write. A good historical book can take years, which is a far cry from some of the drivel you can find on the net. To me writing a book is my way of communicating with people, I like to write good English, which is really just doing the job well, also there are things like pacing the book, getting the timing right . But write your book, for heavens sakes, listen to no one who says not to. Oh! and of course if you want to learn more about book writing, the answer is simple. READ…BOOKS