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Continuing my series on writers and writing...
And yes, these articles are in conjunction with my mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, which you can also read about here. I did my best to make it a rocket for writers.
There comes a moment for a relentless reporter who goes down a rabbit hole long enough…
He finds something so explosive it would turn the world on its head.
I’m not talking about a mere riveting scandal or a parochial crime.
I’m talking about something far deeper and far more corrosive to WIDELY accepted reality.
What to do?
This is when the imperative to ATTACK becomes absolutely necessary.
And the big clue is this: attack along multiple vectors, and keep it up.
You can’t go half-way. If you do, the story and the truth will be wiped out, or a lesser version of it will be shoved out front for public consumption---the limited hangout.
If you go half-way, there’s a chance YOU’LL go down with the story.
Either walk away or go all the way.
“But I wrote about it and nothing happened.”
So what? Write about it 16 times. 50 times. Don’t stop. If you don’t see the explosion you’re hoping for, know the truth you’re telling is crawling its way into minds. It’s eating its way in. Other writers are thinking about it, walking around it, picking up on pieces of it and publishing.
You’re a fighter, you’re in the ring, and this will go on for 100 rounds. Or more. Unless you throw in the towel and quit, sitting on your stool in the corner.
This is more than you thought it was. Absolutely. That’s when the thing called DESIRE comes up.
What are you in this for?
Do you want to singe the shutters on the windows, or do you want to burn the whole house down?
The degree of the quickening of your blood and your brain will give you the answer.
And there’s another factor, too. Do you ENJOY overturning Reality itself on a grand scale?
If so, you’re in the right place.
Turn the screws. Don’t just report the astounding facts. Draw up the implications and launch them. Describe all the ripples. Leave no doubt as to how much Reality has just been destroyed.
These implications will come to you as you’re writing. If you’re ready for them. If you’re sniffing for the big, bigger, and biggest picture.
You’d better be.
You can’t just be a person with his nose to the wheel. You can’t just record the turning and breaking of the gears. You have to come to see what all this MEANS, and you have to blow the meaning(s) up into one vivid photograph after another for the reader.
Don’t leave it to chance.
This is where you separate yourself from the pack. Because although other writers will agree with you over time, many of them or most of them don’t want to come to grips with the IMPLICATIONS the facts are exposing. They want to build walls around the facts and put facts under microscopes. They want to confine the story. You want to blow it open.
You got into the vault. You led other people there. Now they want to pull out a dozen choice safety deposit boxes and see what’s in them, and they want to count the total amount of cash sitting in bags. You want to pull out every goddamn deposit box and examine the contents. You want to make sure you understand where all that cash came from.
And as you’re seeing, in the wreckage of the vault, the truth of it all swimming into view in successive waves, you’re writing and publishing, and as you realize one fantastic implication after another, you’re laying out each one in its full glowing form.
Voila, you’re a reporter.
And no one has to tell you, you have to be a WRITER, too. You see that. You know that. In order to tell the whole story, it’s imperative.
So you ARE a writer. You keep pushing out one piece after another, and you’re up to the task. You find the words. Words come to you.
As you write and read what you’re writing, you’re catapulting yourself higher and you’re drilling yourself deeper into the new world you’re shaping---from the facts.
And there you are, and there it is.
-- Jon Rappoport
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Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
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