So, you write?

Writing is never an easy journey. It’s a circuitous way towards a handful of words. Sometimes they are unknown in their nature, sometimes forceful, sometimes evocative, sometimes depressing, sometimes flattering, and sometimes argumentative. Even a tiring journey as this won’t assure the writer a peaceful way with words. Adroitly handling the diverse nature of emotions requires tact. The pen is only skillful only after the … Continue reading So, you write?

The Relevance of Literature and its Progress

As brains are being reconfigured in the digital age, we have to ask the relevant question whether the reading habit is being altered too. It is possible, with the huge amount of content that is available with a habitual click and scroll, there seems to be a long-winding trail of content available for reading. Well, how much of reading or scanning that occurs can be … Continue reading The Relevance of Literature and its Progress

Storytelling

Storytelling is nourishing for the soul. The plan is to stir up the solitude nurture the surrounding words with feelings. The intense communication at that moment emboldens them to narrate the stories fearlessly. Stories need that resilience and fearlessness to survive curious provocation, meanness, and unwarranted analysis. The arbitrary criticisms and conjectures will follow each story at the crucial juncture of changing social milieu. Storytelling … Continue reading Storytelling

The Complexities of Writing

The concept of ‘arriviste’ does not seem suitable for writing and literature. There is no escapism once one decides on this journey. All this hubris about “I know everything” and “I can rest comfortably on my previous work”, is nothing but an illusionary world that jolts the feeling of complacency. The writer’s humility and genuine fierceness to reflect upon the human fallibility, tribulations and prejudiced conflicts … Continue reading The Complexities of Writing

Gifts from a Writer to a Reader

The literal penury of a writer can be only fulfilled by the affluence of language; whichever language the writer composes the work, cannot be easily satiated by emaciated words. Even the mundane ones and clichés do not justify the hunger to create a work of Art. The blank pages, waiting like a dissatisfying lover has to be wooed by the prosperous feelings, conveyed in a … Continue reading Gifts from a Writer to a Reader

Writer’s Catharsis

Writing is a cathartic process in the sense that one can clarify many unsolved, distressing, and agonizing situations in life with logical interpretations. The troubling incidents tie life in a knot, and writing can be the most purifying experience after dealing with persistent turmoil. It is not easy to resolve all needling issues at that very moment but as one regains balance to introspect, there … Continue reading Writer’s Catharsis

Criticisms

It is quite possible to have growing resentment for an artist and writer. There could be two reasons- either they create nonsensical work or they are exemplary but disliked by peers and enthusiasts because they shatter stereotypes and do not conform to their idea of creativity. The average or mediocre work is still acceptable! That creativity cannot be numbers and percentages game is quite frustrating! … Continue reading Criticisms

Arduous Journey of Creativity

You can brood, feel extremely frustrated, offend people, appear egoistic, a victim of perceptions, get criticised, be ignored, become an object of jealousy, objectified, stultified, discouraged, encouraged by veiled sarcasm, ostracised All this can happen all at the same time or at various moments in a writer’s life, but they should never keep their pen down and allow them to be dry. Blank pages won’t … Continue reading Arduous Journey of Creativity