Be Direct: Phillip Caesar
Why do we sometimes choose to be indirect?
Are we trying to enhance the effect?
To make a statement without carrying the weight?
To judge people without incurring the hate?
Why alter the message trying to force a rhyme?
Who will decipher it, are we wasting their time?
We try so hard to be creative and progressive
Hoping for someone to say “Oh that’s impressive”
If it is short and sweet maybe they will believe
Careful you’re not saying just enough to deceive
Don’t try to seem intelligent and wise
And in the end cause confusion and spread lies
Starting conflict where there was none
Is this person addressing me with this one?
We communicate in code to soften the blow
It’s ok to conceal from some and allow them to unpeel
But sometimes it is better to be open and plain
Seeking only God’s glory, giving with nothing to gain
Our guest today is a writer who loves to writes. He is a 34 years old New Yorker. He loves creative writing. His blog is mainly about his experiences and what he has learned in life. Phillip is a friendly person seeking deeper conversations and learning more about myself and life. My chat with him was most enjoyable. I am confident you will enjoy it too.
RNG: Good morning Phillip, it’s great to be chatting with you here, you are an excellent wordsmith and it’s a real pleasure hosting you here on my blog.So when did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Phillip: In college, some of my professors told me that I was a good writer. It was only about eight years ago when I started reading the Bible that I started writing seriously for myself. I would say that I knew I wanted to be a writer when I started my blog in May and I knew I had something to share with the world.
RNG: How long does it take you to write a poem/article?
Phillip: About 10-20 minutes for the writing process on average. I’m always thinking though, but I wouldn’t start writing until I have a story put together in my head. Sometimes I would start trembling as I hurry to write it down.
RNG: What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Phillip: I don’t really have a schedule. I write whenever I have the urge, whether it be early in the morning or late at night.
RNG: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Phillip: I try to end my poems or articles on a positive note or with a challenge for the reader.
RNG: What is your motivating factor?
Phillip: When I finish writing a piece I am usually pleasantly surprised by the results and that encourages me to write more. Beyond that is the opportunity to express myself and share my beliefs.
RNG: When did you write your first poem/article and how old were you?
Phillip: When I was in high school me and my brothers would enjoy writing rap songs and competing with each other. So maybe 14 or 15.
RNG: How many poems/articles have you written till now? Can you share a few links to your favourite articles or a few lines of a poem close to your heart with our readers?
Phillip: I write about three poems a month, but including the one here I’ve published 16 posts. A few of my most recent posts that I am happy with are:
(I especially like Divine Design because to me it shows the personhood of God)
RNG: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Phillip: I like to be in nature with the trees and observe animals as they browse and play. I also like playing basketball, video games and reading.
RNG: Would you like to consider publishing your work in form of a book in the near future?
Phillip: Yes, I certainly wouldn’t be against the idea. I would be careful though not to let money influence my content adversely.
RNG: Do you have any suggestions to help the people reading your interview become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Phillip: I would say to read often and gain inspiration from the writers that you admire. Be more aware of your surroundings and don’t be serious all the time. Lastly, keep the reader in mind instead of your own fame.
RNG: It’s been great chatting with you Phillip. I hope the readers enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed conducting it. Hope to see you frequent my guest post in future also and all my best wishes for your future.
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