Why I write ?
I am not too sure why I write anymore. If the topic was about why I blog, that answer is quite simple.
Creating a diary entry will only give you the satisfaction of having noted down an incident in life. Nobody reads it, hence nobody connects with it and nobody comments on it. This becomes a one way communication. Blogging breaks all those barriers. It gives a voice to your thoughts and lets that voice be heard by any and many and with it the wrath or the warmth of the reader’s reactions.
I write because my diary doesn’t understand me or speak to me. Like every writer, I am sure, I too started my writing habit with a diary entry. On the front page of that diary was a poem. A poem in which I described what I intend to write in the diary. What followed in the pages after that were prose, quotes and poems. I believe that, if you don’t consider yourself a good writer, the chances are that nobody else will either.
Being blessed with a good vocabulary and the knowledge of the correct usage of words is only the second factor in making someone want to write more. The first factor is the want itself. Some people prefer to talk their feelings out. Hence their work will be more self deprecating or even sarcastical. Journalists try and get their facts right, hence they are rarely bothered about the emotions involved. The prose and poetry type of writers use the medium of words to carve an imagination for the reader. They don’t just state facts, they recreate those facts in the mind of a reader.
That according to me is the power of a writer. Being able to captivate the reader in first 500- 1000 words of a book or a story is what gets the reader to read ahead and enjoy the experience. Fifty percent of what we read reflects on what we write. I love humour, romance, thrillers, suspense and sometimes even a drama. So these find a way into my writings too. I don’t read self help or motivational books, and hence these never show up in my writing.
I write because I want to know if my 100 or 500 or 1000 words can captivate a reader and make them live that experience in that short span of time. If this is accomplished, then I want to work on my language. When I think I have mastered the language , I want to write more words into a story. Then I would want to add chapters into that story. After which I would love to be able to finish the book. The end product would be the result of years of hard work, hundreds of insults, thousands of rejections and hence the sweetest of successes. I intend to achieve that success and with that the happiness of having lived a dream. The power of words colliding with the power of my imagination and creating a world of enchantment for the reader. This is why I write.