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How much do I write?

Added on by Lucien Samaha.

I love to write. I don't read books. I read lots of news. It's not that I wouldn't like books, but I am a very visual person and text just doesn't keep my interest. I also would rather produce than consume and reading is very time consuming. So I take that back, I don't like books. Why should I feel bad about saying it? But I do like books somehow, I just have not made them a priority.

I am also proud of my intellect which comes from just observing and experiencing rather than acquiring it through someone else's process. I seem to be doing alright, at least to my own standards. I also have no problem thinking about what to write, but how much to tell? I want to write about me and my life as it's the subject I am most familiar with, and I also want to write honestly and without embellishment. But my life story is full of other people, and I would be writing from my own point of view of course. If I want to be honest, or frank, or candid, I am certain there will be those who may not agree or who may believe that whatever I am writing about may intrude on their privacy.

I guess I would need to determine why am I writing in the first place and for whom? Well I already know those answers: because I want to and for myself. So why should I write so that others have access to it? Because I want to share and I feel that honest storytelling is important and necessary at a time when we're drowning in fiction, doubt, suspicion, and entertainment. At least I am.

I am just going to write and see how and where it goes.

 ©2008 Lucien Samaha -  Julie Atlas Muz writing the Set List for the Cabaret show "Weimar New York" at the Green Room in Los Angeles on April 10, 2008.

©2008 Lucien Samaha -  Julie Atlas Muz writing the Set List for the Cabaret show "Weimar New York" at the Green Room in Los Angeles on April 10, 2008.