I cannot imagine how a world without writing might function. As an author of fifteen books, this is a self-negating proposition, clearly, and one that can’t be addressed by means of and in the context of writing itself.

I cannot imagine life without writing. But seemingly it is happening – worldwide. One of the biggest changes in modern writing is the slow decay of what are called function words: the articles (the and a) and particles (if, then, and well). These words often get dropped in texts. If this trend continues, we might all be speaking and writing something like Twitterese in the next several hundred years. Sad!

If I could not write:

  • – I would cry.
  • – I cannot imagine life without writing and reading, something, anything.

But if I had to face such a decision I would fulfill my second passion by taking out my camera and doing photography. I love capturing the moment, preserving it forever.  With a creative eye and visual imagination – and a good camera – one can produce amazing pictures. The sobering truth is that it is not easy to make a viable career from photography.

I would still do it. Since when is life easy?

I often look back on my creations, memories of our sailing days, with fondness and satisfying pleasure; my collection of more than 30 travel documentaries. I may not be an expert but it is like any other art form: the more one does it the better one gets.

View the documentaries here: Wyntersea Productions – a virtual travel experience

“Linda has published fifteen books. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on the challenges a writer faces, including marketing and promoting your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews and how to self-publish.”