Self-reflection of a Writer: A Mini Conversation With Kool B.
By Wordville Staff Writer Bingo Lee
What make you so prolific B?
B says, "As a prolific writer, I find the challenge of maintaining a constant output of material daunting at times. It is not the accolades of the audience that propels me to work on such a feat. (He smile wide) It is a voice on the inside that is constantly pushing me to write. It stalks me all hours of the day and in the wee hours of the night. It compels me to journal, write poems, make to-do-lists, document the activities of my classes, work on novels, or jot down words that capture my mood or feelings. (Sighing) The urge to contemplate a sentence or a line of connected letters is very powerful in me. Processing thoughts through writing them down opens a channel of clarity that would otherwise be lost to me.( Taking a sip from his drink) A Journal makes my life events more concrete and less dreamlike. A to-do-list makes my daily activities less random. ( Breaking into laughter) They provide me with more history of myself. Writing poems takes the dullness away from the mundane features of what it means to experience a happening. Articulating my observation to students opens my teaching peripherals so that I can train them with more awareness He bites into a burger and chews). (Wipes his lips) Novel writing helps me to get out of my own self-conditioning. It forces me to take on a myriad of perspectives that I would not normally bother to consider. The Voices in my head want out. The paper is the best vehicle to use. My friends are not the kind of people that can be used as sounding boards. Literary art is not their turn on. I hate to say it, but most of them shy away from conversations that could nourish me as a writer. Thus, I feed off empty notebooks.(Laughs again) I fill them with some of the most peculiar and unexpected ramblings. That is part of the prolificness. The continued effort to document the person that is “me”, the environment that I experience life in, and the relationships of the two is nourishment. All require mindful dedication. Writing sharpens me as a life force, and that is where my excitement sparks. As water from the sky, my creativity, is part of a greater cycle that I flow in and out of." (Takes another drinks from his glass)