Monday, October 22, 2012

Charles Dickens, Writer Extraordinaire!


by, M. J. Joachim
True, honest to goodness writing doesn’t happen by chance. Like almost everything else in life, it is a skill that must be nurtured and carefully managed, only allowing the best to come forth and be shared with the world at large.

These thoughts came, front and center in my mind, while watching a biography about Charles Dickens over the weekend. Much can be said about the man; he was indeed quite a character. Writing from experience, Dickens portrayed the world around him (including all his judgments of it) through the fictional characters he created – based on real life, a fact history can attest to through his novels.

I found myself lost in aspects of his inspirations, as opposed to ordinary details and facts about his life. Oh, they were all interesting enough, but it was Dickens ability to transform these events into literary genius that truly intrigued me beyond imagination.
The man was a writer! He was not an aspiring writer, or someone writing for a paycheck. He was in fact, case and point, a real, honest to goodness, writer!

Everything he encountered had the potential of being transformed and articulated through his writings, not for fame or fortune, but because he simply couldn’t help himself!

Not only that! The works of Charles Dickens often made an inevitable impact on the world around him.  And they still do today. If that’s not the definition of a real writer, I’m not sure what is.

Oh, Dickens had many lessons to teach us from his life. He addressed social justice issues, relationships, working too much and making life decisions, both through scenes from daily life and dealing with ghosts from the past, present and future. For all the words he penned to paper, it’s no wonder Dickens was such a prolific and profound writer. He nurtured his talents, managed his skills and became infamous in literary circles for all time!

That’s all for now, good peopleJ Wishing you every success with your writing!

M. J.


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