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On Writing: An Interview with… Myself?

The funny thing is I’m used to asking the questions, not answering them.

I mean, I’ve conducted a fair few interviews at this point, delving into the motivations and inspirations of artists, creatives, community leaders etc. – people who are passionate about what they do.

But I’ve never been on the other side of the conversation – the interviewee, rather than the interviewer… until now.

You see, having been nominated Cultureword‘s writer of the month – which I’m pretty stoked about – I was asked to answer a few questions about my work as a writer and journalist.

So, if you wanna check out my first ever time being interviewed, and gain a little insight into what makes me tick (a scary thought, I know), you can do so by clicking right… here.

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6 thoughts on “On Writing: An Interview with… Myself?

  1. Congrats on the nomination Micah. You must be really excited, in two different ways I’m sure, for the interview and the nom. I know it’s hard to switch places but I hope you able to enjoy the process and being on the other end of it. Good Luck!

    ~Lea

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    • Thanks Lea! I was very excited to receive the nomination, and man has it given me a newfound empathy for being in the other seat when it comes to interviews. It’s been such a cool experience though. One of the best things about it is that it gave me the opportunity to think properly, perhaps for the first time, about the things that drive my writing.

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  2. Wow Micah, a nominations for your writing. Thanks for a little peek into that brain of yours that put words and sentences together that draw others in. This line in your interview struck me…online space to call my own. A place where I could write to be read, but not edited, if that makes sense. Believe it or not, that is why I started writing a blog. I write occasionally on my New Tribes blog but it can be very restricted. It has to be because many missionary terms are offensive, such as “base” when talking about a place where a group of missionary lives, it’s military sounding. , and we never give the name of a village where missionaries work. These changes started since 9/11. Since we go into places where one could be killed giving out the gospel it’s has to be narrow in what it allows. It’s hard for me to write with restrictions since it stops the flow of words rolling in my brain. Again , congratulation brother. You explained yourself well.

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    • Thanks!! The challenge of being edited is something I can very much relate to. There are times when I’m really thankful for it because it helps me improve my writing and conjure new ideas, but there are other times when it feels very restrictive. Like a mental straitjacket, as you say. I guess it’s another thing I have a love/hate relationship with 😉

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