Eat the world
I listened to a talk from Lauren Beukes the other day, she is probably one of South Africa’s greatest contemporary writers, besides being hilarious and unapologetic, she has great advice on doing great work.
One big one,
EAT THE WORLD.
That is, gorge yourself on all the strange and beautiful and interesting the world has to offer. Then twist it up like a ‘koeksister’ and serve it right back.
Get skin in the game, eat the world.]