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Writing about a Rocking Friar

By 25/07/2008writing

Writing is my second profession, I started off with literature, veered off madly, and came right back to writing.

Writing about a Monk Who Rocks

Writing about a Monk Who Rocks

I wish I had some of the verve of this rocking Italian Cappuchin monk though:).

Changing what you do every few years is guaranteed to keep you young, energetic, and full of life. I don’t think I will ever completely give up writing, but a few interesting career options come to mind.

Would you change what you do today if could? Want to talk about it?

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • R G says:

    I would, no second thoughts about it!

    After all I’m stuck in a job that I’m not too passionate about. Throughout my life destiny has played a great part in what I have become, i have never once got anything (life altering i mean) that i wanted and had had to take what came my way.

    I guess you are fortunate, you are doing what you are passionate about, right.

  • indigobunting says:

    Kinda wish I’d had the brains/drive to be a biologist/ecologist. Still sometimes want to be a writer…

    Indigo, your blog shows you are a writer, not an editor at heart. Why not give it a shot for real?

  • Oh yes. In fact, I’m mid-switch. I’ve put the business I started 10 years ago up for sale and I’m looking for a steady paycheck. Nothing to “wow” about that but with kiddo number two in the house, it’s time to make some normal job decisions. That, and to be honest, I’m sick of my business.

    -Turkish Prawn

    All the best for your change TP. Knowing you, it will work out brilliantly!

  • That’s cool.

    I used to switch grade levels, subject areas even change rooms or schools every so often during my twenty years as a teacher. It kept the passion alive.

    Yes, I get bored easily, and changing what I do is a great way of keeping me alive and interested!

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Oh, man, if I could change my career without costing my family financially, I would in a heartbeat. No questions asked, no hesitation.

    But I still want to be a writer if I grow up.

    … I mean, when I grow up! 🙂

    :), Darc, you already are a writer! Did you grow up without realizing it?