An Artist’s Experience

Ben WorrallINSIGHTS

In the past I have always felt inauthentic when writing and now I think I’ve figured out why. Writing about anything other than direct experience is a lie. If the writer is not writing from experience or from experiential insight, then they are writing based on second hand knowledge or mass cultural indoctrination. In other words, they are writing from … Read More

The Creative Balance

Ben WorrallUNCATEGORISED

the creative balance

All writers have different processes when it comes to creating their own stories. I have spent some time studying a variety of different writing resources – each offering differing advice on how to put together a “good” story. While my writing has improved overall by learning from others, I am also very wary of becoming too caught up in this … Read More

Getting Serious

Ben WorrallPERSONAL

I’ve spent quite a bit of time contemplating things over the last week. I’m well past the halfway mark of my teaching contract here in Tainan and I need to figure out exactly what direction I am going to be headed in afterwards. Today marks one year since I arrived in Taiwan. In the last year, I have been fortunate … Read More