30 January 2016

Today in Photo

Back when I was a full time journalist and part time writer, I wasn't able to fully get into my job. I mean, it was nice to make a living off my pen so to speak, but I always felt like something was missing. What was the POINT of urgently covering fashion week or whatever? That's before I discovered long form journalism and all the joys and creativity that go into sustaining a story over several thousand words. I've always been a fan, even though my talents lie towards fiction and have wanted to do more. Nothing therefore is more inspiring than the first piece of "journalism written like a novel" Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. The story ostensibly of a farmer's murder in Holborn, Kansas, Capote goes into so much loving detail that you even know what the furniture looked like and what the townspeople thought about. Truly inspired writing and a must-read for anyone interested in creative nonfiction as it evolved. #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram

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