Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to learn to write a narrative journey with Agustinus Wibowo at the 56th Akademi berbagi (Akber) held in Solo Center Point. If you ever see a book titled ‘Titik nol (Zero Point)’ with a picture of a book cover like in the picture above, then he is the author. Since that night, I ‘wandered’ search this book at the library, when I was listening to the material being taught. I immediately detect that he wrote a note trip with a very different style from most travel writing I’ve ever read in books or website. He seemed to leave the impression of simple writings tend studded metaphor. However, it seems he’s trying hard not to excessive, one way is by method ‘liposuction’.
In this world, there is no longer a new place, so it must be the same object which is also written by a travel writer. If we have the same writing style and just rely on the data, it is likely to be uniform posts.
I was quite intrigued by the method of this ‘liposuction’. Like a journalist, a writing is required effective wordings. Agustinus pointed to clear the over and rich-word. He advised to make the readers to have an personal imagination based on what we represent in the writing, because the narrative is a narrative journey with more powerful narrative, personal, impressive, inspirational, and reflective, so the reader will want to read and enjoy his writings even though they have no plan to visit locations that are written. That’s why Agustinus say that the narrative journey is timeless, there’s no turning rancid.
The most interesting is the description of the ‘viewpoint’: in this world, there is no longer a new place, so it must be the same object which is also written by a travel writer. If we have the same writing style and just rely on the data, it is likely to be uniform posts. We have to include the personal touch in the way that we made the record, with both the author and of the local residents. Do not put local people only as objects, we must respect them, like to always ask permission if we want to take pictures and do not forget to thank before leave them.
Because traveling is an art, and so is the writing. Do Travel, Write and Read more.