Would you Read?

Five years from now would you even read your own work? This question can be quite challenging.

As we immerse ourselves in writing, we forget how much value and sustainability the work has; whether it will have the tenacity to reason with changing dynamics of society.

Writing is about introspecting about the now, yet, always keeping an eye on the future (foresight) to imagine the possibilities that may arise. Stories should be a continuation and have sensibilities encompassing human capabilities.

A writer who can delve into the human psychology (if not distracted by the popular sentiments manufactured by the daily meddling of the human minds through various social stirrings) to create a story which will be sympathetic to their inherent feelings can continually communicate with the readers.

Shaping a piece of writing with someone else’s tool (pen) and borrowed ink can only provide the algorithmic euphoria, but it’s inability to withstand the test of time will initiate a frisson, and eventually, its disintegration. The pieces of those pieces of work will barely be recognized by the uncaring eyes which have moved on to other distractions.

The asymmetric nature of stories and arrhythmic feelings will surely stimulate a convulsive drama. Storytelling is the art of portraying the most passionate sentiments in a creative manner. The emphasis should be on creativity, rather than on some abrupt and jarring languages to garner attention.

A story which is even discredited by the writer (creator), has the potential to revolt and expose the facade of insincere creativity.

Amitav

10 thoughts on “Would you Read?

  1. Funny, I wrote a book 10 years ago that I decided not to publish. I read it from time to time, and the last time I did this, I also updated it.

    The odd part is, even though this book recounts life experiences, every time I pick it up it seems new to me. I learn things from it. Of course, some of it no longer jives, hence the revisions.

    To create something generationally endearing is a departure from the norm, and a venture to a place where nobody has yet dreamed of.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s an interesting situation you narrate here. The most important sentiment is what you have said here, “To create something generationally endearing is a departure from the norm, and a venture to a place where nobody has yet dreamed of”… yes, that’s one of the secrets of creative longevity, to stay relevant.

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  2. Writing has always allowed the reader to rise in intellect in order to understand; unfortunately now writing is being forced to descend to a level assuming that the reader only wants to be spoken to in lists and silly language. When writers dumb down their content they are reducing the potential of opening the minds of their readers unfortunately.
    You captured the frustration quite well.

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    1. Very well said. It’s kind of a domino effect. The hyper sensationalism of writing and wrapping them with glossy meaningless narrative weakens the creative zeal.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this aspect of writing.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more with you Anita, especially with the last line. But these days, most writers are writing very contemporary stuff that has a very short shelf life. In a world where our attention span has reduced to a mere seconds, writers want to grab attention by only writing about ‘happening’ stuff. Nobody wants to write things that longer, things that take time to understand or read. It’s sad but how that’s how it is and it will only get worse.

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    1. Thank you, Pradita for understanding the sentiment of this write. All I see nowadays are clickbaits, with some fancy Headlines to attract readers and then the entire essay/articles has nothing to offer. They do not even come close to literature. Interestingly, people flock to such articles and all other platforms even promote them. I hope the euphoria subsides and we return with some sensible reading and writing. But, I feel the Social media culture in writing is worsening the situation. I hope some sense will prevail, eventually.

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