Intense communication in solitude gives birth to good literature. ~Amitav
As a writer, it is easy to fall into the lure of ‘likeability’. Trying to endear oneself to every mind possible, is an attempt to reach out to more readers to create an atmosphere of bonhomie between a writer and reader.
There’s nothing wrong with being polite and courteous to everyone, but one should not customize their writing/literature to create that extra space to accommodate more minds to read the work.
As a writer, it should be an honest endeavor to establish the genre of work which will do justice to the legacy of classical literature. The fact that they have survived over the ages and are part of an indispensable collection in any reputable library across the world, speak volumes of their importance and depth of character.
The dream, as a writer, to get published and be widely read, with a record sale of the published books should be a distant dream. Like a baby starts walking to find a balance to walk confidently, a writer’s desire should be to hone ‘writing skills’ and create a formidable foundation which has depth.
From this preparation, quality work of literature will continue to flow; slowly but surely, such honest narrations can become the publisher’s cynosure and readers will be supportive all the way.
It is important for any writer, one who dreams of making their work ‘robust’ and ‘intense’, so, they remain relevant for years to come.
Breathe authentic feelings and bathe them in ‘sincere ink’.
A writer should not be afraid of a solitary existence and prepare to delve deeper into the depths of literature. Patience to study the finer details of life and understanding the characteristics of human consciousness helps create characters for any genre of literature. Throughout the ages, from ‘Old English Literature’ to the ‘Contemporary English Literature’, it is the writer’s responsibility to be sincere messengers to be truthful to the rich legacy of literature.
Literature survived the ages and influences of society and also the bizarre attempts to modernize just for the sake of doing it, often compromising with quality.
Exemplary creative skills, with the help of worthy wordsmiths, the immense world of literature wait with open arms; their prime agenda is writing, without focusing on the many routes leading to publishing houses.
Any work of literature has the potential of becoming a classic and can become the indispensable collection in many libraries.
Writing requires full-time effort, without the unnecessary distractions; almost living the life of a heretic in a mystical world. It is a well thought of indulgence to contribute to a greater cause and writing sincerely becomes a habit. Every day, the words start flowing; the pen and ink become trusted companions for life.
A writer should be humble in the pursuit of knowledge but the literature should read extravagant, magnanimous, and shine with the love of extraordinary knowledge.
Writing for the cause of literature and being loyal to the Muse will surely bestow that brilliance to allow the mind to wander to seek beyond the many unsettled worlds of words, without the inhibitions of society.
Writer’s genetic code should emboss the word ‘honesty’ and ‘creativity’ on the mind and heart. Gathering original ideas requires immense resolve and is certainly not the journey for someone who is in a hurry to conquer the publishing world. Patience is always a virtue.
Each word from the writer should stimulate the minds of eager readers to come up with new thoughts and lay the initial foundation to add impressive literature standings for the future generation to benefit from them.
Start with a pledge to restrict any whimsical thoughts ushering undesirable changes which have the potential to create havoc in the literary world.
Although it is said, “a writer loses grip on the work” as they are now in the reader’s domain and will develop many facets according to their interpretations.
The core sentiments which create the pulsating and vibrant work of literature can never be eroded and readers will finally walk a parallel path with the writer. They may not meet, but the interaction along the way will help the reader to reach the right destination.
As a writer, keep wielding the pen with confidence and let it be the epicenter from where ripples of knowledge and creativity awaken many minds to urge the readers to choose quality literature, to join the esteemed legacy.