Sunday, September 15, 2013

iUniverse author John C. Woodcock’s insights on writing: Part 3

In the third part of this iUniverse Blog series from author John C. Woodcock, he attempts to explain the concept of his writing style.

iUniverse The Imperative“I begin by paying attention to certain events occurring in the world: i.e. events characterized by qualities of the unusual, the unfamiliar, the startling; all of which obviously involve my psychological participation, and then I open myself up to these phenomena sufficiently for them to penetrate my consciousness, so that I begin to think the thought of the phenomenon, distinct from my thinking about them This process is in effect an initiation into another form of consciousness, the consciousness of the phenomenon. This finally can form the basis for new action in the world, action that is not simply a repeat of the known past but instead carries the germ of a new future. These actions always took me away from the security of the familiar into the unknown future.”

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