Lessons from the masters

Watched the film about Alan Turing at the weekend, ‘the Imitation Game’ with Benedict Cumberbatch. Great film. What I didn’t realise though was just how long it took him and the team to eventually create a successful machine that would break the Enigma Code. It gave me renewed hope.

At one point in the film the authorities want to destroy Turing’s machine and make him redundant having lost confidence in his ability to produce anything and this was one of the greatest mathematical brains ever!

It got me to thinking that if Turing with all his knowledge and ability was doubted then we, as writers must also expect to be doubted at times, rejected and not believed in. But like Turing we must not give up. Even if, as I read this morning, the market is flooded with e-books making it even less likely for the newcomer to self-publish and the established publishers are reluctant to take on new authors, we must persist. Even just to enjoy what we write. We just need to believe in ourselves and our writing. Thank you Neil Ostroff for this post http://neilostroff.blogspot.com

Nico Rosberg fought hard to win the F1 championship all year only to be beaten in the key race by mechanical failures. How discouraging! But like a gentleman he went to congratulate our British champion, Lewis Hamilton and wish him well. He vows to be back again next year to resume the championship race. Never giving up, believing in yourself and keep on going.

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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2 Responses to Lessons from the masters

  1. Luke Johnson says:

    Nice work mum! Great post!

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