The soul of any writing should be illuminating to reflect the authority and uniqueness of a writer’s truthful creative pursuits. ~Amitav
A writer must strive to enhance literature and be a worthy proponent of the rich legacy of timeless classic literature. Anyone who is into writing and is interested in literature would know that the greatest of writers fought hard to find recognition and space in the grand library of the world. Their life was not easy. They fought failing health, penury, and vicious criticism from society (often ostracised) for writing about its bitter truth.
Every writer, when they were not supported by patrons or the royalty, survived their entire life because of the love for writing and the dream of making literature more powerful.
They believed in selfless pursuits.
Sometimes, battling mental health, failing physical conditions, and troubled family life, they did not waver from the greater cause of writing.
The writing was never meant to be a means of exhibitionism.
Writing few lines here and there does not make anyone a writer. A writer has to struggle, sometimes throughout life to get recognition and respect from the literary world. Going through such difficulties, they could find the inspiration to come up with the finest literature.
Their love for literature kept them motivated and their mind transcended the challenges to find inspiration of the highest order. Some of them were even sent to asylums because of their erratic behaviour; as geniuses, their immensely creative minds and consciousness expanded to the maximum. This is how legends were made. Their literature is still relevant in the modern social milieu.
Writer’s only aim in life is to dedicate time to literature and not on social pursuits to promote themselves through various digital mediums. It is every writer’s dream to be published, but not before producing a quality and substantial amount of literature.
A writer cannot be weak while facing criticism, or even abuse; many such instances will occur. Personally, I too have faced such situations and after carefully introspecting and analysing the individual’s comment, I considered the episodes to be erased chapters. These incidents should make the writer bold and resilient. Criticism will be a part of the journey but so are the numerous accolades and appreciation from wonderful readers.
Compassionate and supportive readers will outnumber the odious individuals who do not comprehend literature but never miss a chance to degrade and vilify people. Such caustic comments come from insecurities and the inability to contribute or pursue a creative journey. Idle minds are the loudest.
Always respect your readers, who support you and takes time to comment on your work, they will motivate you to keep going ahead in the journey.
So, by now you must have figured out that the life of a writer is not an easy one. It’s rigorous learning and the willingness to produce quality work. Be a worthy student to all the legends of literature. Every writer is skilled in some genre or is adept at handling multiple genres (poetry, short stories, novels, travelogues, literary criticism, etc.). The only focus for any writer should be to write, and just write.
Hell with the world around you, who discourages a writer, or asks, “why do you write so much?” Do not be in a hurry to publish, and remember, publish confidently when you know that people are eagerly waiting to read your writings (even if it is a couplet or a simple quote).
Create yourself, be creative, let your imaginations run wild and you will surely produce fantastic literature.
Dedicate your life to creativity and literature and you will be blessed with success. Also, it is a life lesson- Success achieved easily is no success at all, fight for it like a valiant fighter and you will win accolades.