Common Speaks On The Book Writing Process, E-Reader Trend
Common shares his thoughts on what makes a great storyteller, says he isn't a fan of e-reader's.
Chicago rapper Common again tapped into his inner author as he spoke with inReads.com this week about his newly released book, “One Day It’ll All Make Sense.” Common touched on everything from the book writing process to his dislike for the highly popular e-reader’s.
With “One Day It’ll All Make Sense” Common worked closely with co-author Adam Bradley to create his memoir.
“With the book, it felt like I was more involved because I had to pull out what was going on with me and give it some type of expression and structure,” Common explained to inReads.com. “I had to give a lot; with producers, they offer the music as a guide. With Adam, it was really like, ‘talk to me.’ He was great though because he was able to pull out those special pieces and put the book together. He had great ideas that took the book to the level it is at.”
Later in the interview Common went on to explain what he believes makes a good storyteller.
“I try to tell a story of hope and of love—that love can range from love for what you do, love for God, love in a relationship, love for your hood, love from where you come from,” said Common. “I like to tell stories that have inspiration. I like to tell stories that are intriguing, fun and take you some place. In acting, I love to tell the story of being human.”
As far as e-reader’s are concerned Common says he’ll likely pass on that trend for now.
“I like to have books in my hand. I like print,” he explained.