Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Writing is like Rock Climbing"

While surfing the cyberspace this morning I found this link on world travel and its interesting articles. Below is one of those articles-an interview of Jon Krakauer.
Jon Krakauer: Writing is like Rock Climbing
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"Rock climbing. When you embark on a really big climb like, say, the Salathé wall of El Capitan, which rises three thousand vertical feet from the floor of Yosemite Valley, the enormity of the undertaking can be paralyzing. So a climber breaks down the ascent into rope-lengths, or pitches. If you can think of the climb as a series of twenty or thirty pitches, and focus on each of these pitches to the exclusion of all the scary pitches that still lie above, climbing El Cap suddenly isn’t such an intimidating prospect. By following an outline I can focus on the chapter that’s in front of me… It makes writing a book much less terrifying."
( Cheri’s photo: one of the Meteora Monasteries. there is tiny white spot on the rock mountain that is a climber which one can hardly see in the photo.) 
(from Wikipedia: The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" - etymologically similar to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.[1] The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. )

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