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A. Colin Wright

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· What I Believe (But You Don't Have To)

· A Cupboardful of Shoes, and Other Stories

· Sardinian Silver (Chapters One and Two)


Short Stories
· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One))

· Story Collection query letter

· Bethlehem (a Christmas story, revised version)

· Bethlehem (a Christmas story, original version)

· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part two)

· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One)

· Geisterbahnhöfe (Translation of Ghost Stations)

· Ghost Stations

· A Pregnant Woman with Parcels at Brock and Bagot

· Queen's Grill Bar


Articles
· Bulgakov and the question of greatness: Russian text

· Revised What I Believe (Part 7 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 6 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 5 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 4 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 3 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 2 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 1 of 7)

· M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness

· Rewriting St. John


News
· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

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Writing and what I believe in life
5/29/2009 9:03:52 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

As many of you will know by now, a major concern in my writing is “meaning.” This, of course, does not necessarily come through in any individual piece of writing: rather, there may be little bits here, little bits there, but over the years I have obviously developed some kind of philosophy of life in what I write. The one work where this is expressed more than in any other is my still unpublished novel, Veronica’s Papers.

I hope indeed that this will be published one day, although it may not be for a while partly because a number of the characters in it, although fictionalized, are still based on real people who could be recognizable enough! At some stage I may write more about this novel.

It would of course be totally arrogant to say that I have found the meaning of life, and I can't make any such claim, particularly on behalf of others. At the same time, I think I have discovered a meaning for myself that makes sense to me, if perhaps no one else. Some years ago, in order to define this for myself and others close to me, I wrote down “What I believe”, about what is, of course, an essentially religious question. I had been brought up as a church-goer and for years went regularly until I found, after a great deal of reading and thought, that there were so many things in traditional church doctrine that I just didn’t believe. Thus in church I was always making mental reservations.

In sorting out my beliefs I wanted first to find for myself a solid intellectual basis—and there are many good reasons for not believing in anything beyond our present lives at all—while allowing for the real spiritual possibilities that are important for many of us. Thus I will shortly add "What I believe” to this site, but--since it is more than just a “blog”--as an article, in two or more parts.

This will, however, take a little while, since there are things in it I probably need to explain more clearly for an audience: things that I could take for granted when I was writing it only for myself. Remember when you read it that I'm not trying to convert anyone to anything: I hope simply that you find it interesting. It is, after all, an essential part of my writing.

A.Colin Wright's novel Sardinian Silver can be ordered from any bookstore, from www.amazon.com and other amazon sites, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.iUniverse.com.



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More Blogs by A. Colin Wright
• Who am I? Who are You? - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
• Sardinia Then and Now - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
• Love Travel? Do it at Someone Else's Expense - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
• What I believe - Thursday, March 03, 2011
• Return from New Zealand - Monday, January 31, 2011
• Allbooks Review Editor's Choice for Sardinian Silver - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• New article on Mikhail Bulgakov - Monday, October 25, 2010
• Rewriting St. John - Wednesday, October 20, 2010
• Mikhail Bulgakov and the Question of Greatness: a Reassessment - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
• literature & Fiction Interviews Volume II - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
• Article soon on the Oberammergau Passion Play - Sunday, June 06, 2010
• Faith, belief and knowledge - Wednesday, March 03, 2010
• Few places to list plays/screenplays - Friday, February 19, 2010
• Generally a difficult time - Friday, January 01, 2010
• Bethlehem (a Christmas story, in two versions) and other stories - Friday, December 18, 2009
• 85 ; 15 - Monday, December 07, 2009
• Time versus Eternity - Wednesday, December 02, 2009
• Hoping to put on more articles - Wednesday, November 11, 2009
• Return from East Africa - Friday, October 09, 2009
• Blogs or articles? And I'm going on holiday. - Monday, September 14, 2009
• More readers' comments invited! - Friday, August 28, 2009
• Chance or Fate? - Tuesday, July 21, 2009
• On Michael Jackson, Celebrities, and becoming Famous - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• More on what I believe - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
•  Writing and what I believe in life - Friday, May 29, 2009  
• Likes and Dislikes in Reading - Tuesday, May 19, 2009
• What you can do to help - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
• What happens next? - Sunday, May 03, 2009
• How Sardinian SIlver and other things came to be written. - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
• More on what I want to write about - Tuesday, April 14, 2009
•  - Monday, January 01, 1900


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