Many actors strive to balance many jobs such as director, producer, speaker, etc. But a writer? Not too many actors are known for their writing, yet one legendary actor has dismissed that misconception and has proven that talent can come in many forms.
Sean Penn debuted his writing talent with his novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Because of his legendary accomplishments throughout his acting career, his novel has gained rapid international interest and attention.
Sean Penn’s recent interview with Rolling Stone has provided a peek into how and why he wrote “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. First off, he wanted the accomplishment of writing a novel. Although it started as an audiobook, Sean Penn had a surprisingly fun time writing the novel. Secondly, the book has gained an international audience because of the novel’s views of the world – both in reality and in the fictional aspect of the story. And because of that, it has allowed Sean Penn to express the views of the world through the fiction of the book. But that is what a lot of writers do – they incorporate real world situations or things that have occurred in their own life, into their books. That is just a natural characteristic of a writer.
In that sense, Sean Penn is well on his way to accomplishing another one of his feats, which is to become a full-time novelist. He wants to push himself towards gaining more experience and diversity in how he wants to express himself – and writing a novel has helped him do just that.
“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is the first of many enlightening and entertaining books that Sean Penn will write and until then his readers will be ready and waiting for more of his novels in the future.
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