(…) The writing life can be divided into three main orders: (a) the writing knight, who opens the way for aspiring writers (b) the writing templar, who pledges to serve others with written words without fame and success (c) the writing garter, who is prominent and famously celebrated. There is nothing wrong with any of these. They are different battalions serving the writing legion. As writers, we cannot all fit in one order. Your job as a writer is to be one, two or all of these three. Stop comparing your order of writing to others. Focus on maintaining and passing on the concept of your order so it lives on (…)
Excerpt from the August/September 2016 issue of The African Courier magazine.