Recluse – definition: a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious mediation
The sentence that came with the word of the day was: The writer was a recluse all his life and never socialized.
I will have to dispute that. As writers we require social interaction to enable us to create believable and intriguing plots and fully rounded characters. People watching is one of my favorite pastimes and I’m sure many writers are the same. Observing gestures, and listening to speech and accents is actually research for our narratives. The following article reinforces my view.
Image from: http://storytime-vikth.blogspot.ca/2012/01/solitary-writer.html
Without my writing groups support, advice and encouragement I would not be the writer I am today. http://wfscsherwoodpark.com/
Of course when I am actually writing I do prefer to be alone but that is not always possible. To achieve the illusion of a recluse, I put in the headphones, turn on the music and ‘disappear’ into the realm of my narrative.
Today is a celebration and time for family so this post is short and sweet.
Whatever your belief, enjoy the love of your family and friends today.
- Recluse or Writer (invisiblebutnotunseen.wordpress.com)