I was listening to the radio this morning on my way to work and there was a lot of talk about the Brit awards taking place tonight. It made me think about some of the artists around today and after hearing Dido’s latest offering I began to wonder how someone like her or Katie Melua would get on if they were not famous already and had auditioned for a show like ‘The Voice’. In my opinion if either of them had to rely solely on their musical talent, such as their voices then I feel they would fail. There is no doubt that both of them are good-looking women and I’m sure that fact did not hinder their rise to popularity at all. There are more artists I could mention such as Beyonce who to my mind are in the same category, mediocre talent bolstered by good management and good looks. Ultimately though it is the difference between a light snack and a three course meal, indulging in good talent is like having a hearty meal compared to a light bite with some of those I mentioned.
The same can be said of some of today’s crop of writing talent. I’ve recently been trying out a few new authors, new to me that is and I must say that although some of them are very good, a few that come across as bland as a light bite compared to the full meal that the likes of a Robert Ludlum would offer. I’m deliberately not naming anyone because I don’t think it would be fair to them. These authors have worked hard to get where they are, some harder than others obviously and I would not want to rain on anyone’s parade. However they got to where they are now I say “Good luck” to them and “Well done”
As a writer I strive to perfect my craft every time I sit down to write, whether it be my blog, the book I’m working on at the moment or a simple email. I hope I improve with every word I write but that’s for my readers to decide.
See you soon,