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The Writing Party

Posted by 00-Babs on July 9, 2011 in Social Views · 33 Comments

Nervousness is an understatement of what I’m feeling, having never tried my hands at article writing but I take comfort in the knowledge that more experienced hands go through this stage.

Speaking of other writers, I’ve always imagined what a writing party would look like because contrary to what you think, writers are celebrities in their own rights and of course they socialize too. I imagine the poets, mooching in their own little world, having an air of reverence about them, swirling wine in vintage wine glasses. In my mind’s eye their brains are sizzling with evil and in their minds twisted words are dancing. They are there but not quite there. Confused? Yeah me too.

As for the play wrights I imagine they are quirky, eccentric yet warm at the same time. They flow with every and anyone they see, unreserved. I also imagine they wear mismatched and drab clothing and laugh too loudly at jokes they don’t understand. They are like that cool aunt you never had

The novelists are there too, infact there are quite a number of them there because they are again sub-divided into smaller groups: we have the over-sensitive ones like Danielle Steel who at some point must have gone through a traumatic experience and therefore play the sympathetic ear to other people’s woes. Then we have the adventurous ones who can barely sit or stand still, drunk on adrenaline they go around the room meeting and greeting everyone, looking out for adventure out of the corner of their eye which considering they event they are at, they will not find. Then there are the detectives and authors of crime dramas forever alert like meerkats, to them everyone is a suspect in a crime yet to occur and everything is a weapon, yes everything from a champagne flute to the chinchilla shawl of their opulent counterparts. They are not the best conversatonists either because they are always on the lookout for a little disruption, very much like the adventurers.

We have those that write love stories, the new age romantics, the ones that give people like us hope that there is a handsome stranger out there for everyone; even the worst of us. I like to think they would be mostly women and a gay-man or two (in every twelve there is a Judas) in their late forties, probably divorced more than once, yo-yo dieters slinking about in six-inch manolo blahniks. I imagine them in a corner, chugging down pint after pint of mojitoes and trading gossip on the latest celeb scandal, fad diets and their latest catch of twenty-somethings looking for funding. Their real-lives a far cry from what they preach in their novels

Then there are the bloggers, a new generation of writers empowered by the technology to pen down their thoughts, gossip and trivia for the benefit of their peers and to anyone who is interested. I see them; a bunch of geek-chique, cool-nerds huddled near the musical instrument of choice for the evening, chewing nonchalantly on neon-coloured wine gums, they would rather be watching paint dry than be at this gathering of people who in their opinion are just coffin-dodgers. The real reason I suspect they are there are the free refreshments having squandered the better part of their student maintenance loans on cool gadgets and smartphones they are also there and to rub shoulders with their tweed jacket wearing counterparts whom they admire but would never openly admit this.

Lastly we have the Z-list celebs who in a last ditch attempt to stretch their fifteen minutes of fame to twenty minutes pay ghost writers to pen down their biographies. This always gets me confused because I keep wondering what a twenty-six year old talent show reject that lived a pretty-much mediocre life would possibly have to say to fill up a four hundred page book.

I like to think that although there appears to be cliques at this imaginary scene as with every social gathering in life, writers do know how to have fun. We are not just a bunch of boring people who eat take-outs and watch bad TV on Saturday nights (ok not ‘every’ Saturday night) 

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A graduate of Mech Engr from UNILORIN. Works and lives in Lagos.
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  1. Wild imaginations from you starzz, keep up the good work love the article!!!!!!!!

  2. This blog keeps gettin interesting .I LIKE

  3. Nice read. But what about us ordinary twitter typers? We don’t deserve a worthy mention? Ok o, we will continue to jealous una noni.

  4. Of course everyone is a writer in their own right. LOL case closed.

  5. Case closed huh? We won’t be content with just a comment! We want a blog post too! #TeamTwitterTypers!!! Awoooo! #okbyebye

  6. Wow!!! This is a very good article, trust me, after this kind of great work, nervousness is nothing near you. Good piece, keep it up

  7. Nice nice imagination. I like the quirkiness of the different groups. We commentators are writers too no? Lol.
    Keep reading,keep writing…As appealing as this is to me,I’m pretty sure the next one would be all that and more. 🙂

  8. Wow…this is toooo good to be true!have ??U???? ever tot of showing a publisher your write-ups?its an epitome of awesomeness!Luv u sis!

  9. Nice analysis U gat here,which category wld U put Twitter pple tho’? Cos I’ll like to think what we do is also some sort of writing.

  10. Hey Mizz_Starzz…….just read ur article and I think it is a very nice piece of writing………well done and keep it up…….love it…X

  11. wow wow pardon my indiscretion people. commentators: i just didn’t think you people would want to show up at such a party considering its Saturday night and you should be in front of your TV sets watching the game you’re supposed to comment on, am i right? and good old twitter? true say I’ve read ‘some’ deep tweets off that site. thanks for the comments. keep em coming

  12. Honestly, this is great… I was captured by the diction and the fluidity of the article. One word only comes to mind… Sentionally gifted! (ok; that makes two words)
    Keep us posted Starzz (and consider N.K's advice too!)

  13. This is awesome, wondering… Which section of the party would we(commentators) fall into?

  14. Hmm..u’v taken ur imagination 2anoda dimension..luvly..
    Its gon b a gr8 parry..jst make sure u don’t invite no pingers cos they’l ruin iT.. 😉

  15. Interesting, keep it up

  16. okay, i’ve gotta admit; when i saw the link, i was like; ‘oh no, not another blog i have to pretend to enjoy’!!! But i can gladly say now that it was a suprisingly interesting read. That’s not to say i didn’t think you were a good writer, just that some people tend to want to fly before they can even walk properly. Keep it up, you’ve got the right ideas and your use of metaphors is just perfectly placed and pitched; not laboured and forced. You do know what you’re saying. Keep it Up Lucrezia! Would love to read more from you.

  17. Well this is the first tym i’m reading ur articles n i must commend u 4 a gudt job well done… m not surprised tho’..kip me posted oo..Ooshe

  18. you have just earned mad cool points with me….sensational…..

  19. I love diz- different… I cudnt help but fix in Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Niyi Osundare, Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Adichie, Helon Habila n my ominous Toni Kan wherever they fit in!
    Thank you for sending d link to me. Plz, dnt ever stop writing.

  20. nice article ma’am,the nervousness should fade now oo…plus i see your good use of d figures of speech.nice1

  21. Love d article gal!!! Keep it up!!!

  22. Nice work of art.

  23. U can think o. N I dnt tnk tis wild imagination. Tis bin intelligent n observant. U smart. Nyc party doe buh wudnt wn2 b dia. Lol

  24. Damn…! Nw dat was something, bt i must admit i am not suprised & we both know why…
    Bt a very interesting article & i totaly agree with you on all the categories minus the Romance writers. Why shuld you include d “gays” in dat category. IMO u dnt av 2 b homo 2 b able 2 describe feelings & emotions!
    Bt sadly, i cant find a category 2 fit into but then i 4get, u left out the most important group of them all… The Critics which i proudly Rep!
    Kip it up gal. We’ll be watching U…

  25. For a first timer, dis is lovely. Fluid and concise. But #teamTwitterTypes tho! :p xoxo

  26. Thanks once again to everyone that took time to read and drop a comment. Your criticism (for those that criticised) is very much appreciated. And as for the #TeamTwitterTypers don’t worry, I promise you guys at most a paragraph on my next ‘appropriate’ post. God bless

  27. Great piece of writing starzz, i underestimated your talent.

  28. Amazing Article Keep doin your thing #bless

  29. me love it lil sis….so sorry it took me this long to drop a line and am glad you enjoyed the poem i sent u….

  30. buh….u gat any new ones yet? or dis the same one u was telling me of?

  31. luvly piece, this is looking into the depth of how writers create an illusion through their minds eye. good write up keep it up.
    I still wonder what brain juice gets mixed up when they put pen to paper or whatever.

  32. Somebody commented here just so they could get me to take them to the cinema. God forgive you

  33. Jmd j

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