by Jon Rappoport
(This article is Part-1 in a series. For Part-2, click here.)
Yes, I believe my collection, Power Outside The Matrix can help people who want to become writers or much better writers.
I’ve been around the block 10,000 times. I’ve been writing for 67 years.
I know something about it.
I also know something about the people who want to write, who want to do it outside the mainstream.
They aren’t going to journalism school. They aren’t going to jump in that river and learn that system.
This is good, because there is no system—there are only artificial pretenses of systems.
The first point is: You’re going to put something on the page that you like to see, and readers are going to engage with. Something that pulls them out of what they ordinarily expect. Which shows you’re different. You’re not out to bore them to death. This is a major plus. For you and your readers.
“He’s not trying to put me to sleep. I’m on his side already.”
Clue: If you bore readers, you’re boring yourself. And that’s fatal.
In fact, one of the reasons a person becomes a writer is to “un-bore” himself. He wants to feel alive.
This is good. This is not a sin.
So put something on the page that makes you feel alive.
That’s the test. That’s ambition in the right direction.
I could say more. In fact, I have. If you want to read it, go here.
— Jon Rappoport
(To read about Jon’s collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
“You’re not aiming to be a trained monkey.”
OH ! THAT’S JUST GREAT !!!
Mr. Fancy Pants-Mr. Writer,
I happened to have a tremendous friend who worked his way through college earning money the best way he knew how. But his dream always was to become a writer. But that dream was never realized because he was too busy working.
There once was a man, Rappoport
Exhorting creative dreamers a lort
Stayed on message for decades
Exposing rulers’ charades
And sacred-cow murder for sport
“So put something on the page that makes you feel alive.”
Sing the song of your soul.