Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
When I was younger, I used to write things up whenever I was emotionally disturbed or depressed. Well, I guess people become thoughtful when they are upset. I used to keep diaries but wasn’t that regular. Sometimes I tried poetry. Sometimes I wrote quotes of my own. I believe the reason behind my writing has lot to do with my passion for reading.
I was kind of a lone wolf back at school days. I had good friends but I didn’t hang out with them much. My best friend was Books. I used to read lots of book. I just loved to dive in the story of a book or more accurately, the writers imaginary world. There were countless days, when I was so consumed in a story, I skipped everything including eating or shower, loosing the track of time. Sometimes I used to read storybooks before even going for an exam, rather revising studies. I used to save up my pocket money and spend most of it behind books. And to be honest, my mother wasn’t very happy when she found out these craziness 😉 What can I say, it was worth it, and every other bookworm will agree with me 🙂
I spent my entire childhood in an environment in which the mighty of the earth had no place outside story books and dreams.
Let’s get back to writing. All those books I’ve read, whether it’s detective, action, thriller or a thoughtful biography, every book has inspired me to see life in different point of views. They have made me realize how strong a pen (or keyboard) can be. I have traveled to many countries, I have traveled far away space and deep ocean, I have traveled to past and future and so many other places, being the writers’ companion. That is the power of a writer. They can take you to places you have never imagined of, they can show you realities you never thought off. These have always driven me to try writing. As I have said earlier, I used to try sometimes, but none of them were finished or close to completion. Then again, I didn’t try enough. Life can get very busy being stuck between grades and results. But I want to write again.
Last year I have started out a blog with a friend, where we write about Engineering and Technology related topics. That blog was basically an attempt to share our technical knowledge with others in easier and understandable way. But you really cannot explore or improve your writing abilities with topics like that. That’s when I came across Blogging university and It’s courses on Writing and Blogging. I was really amazed by the materials and I thought let’s give it a try.
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
E. L. Doctorow
In every creative work, perfection comes with iteration. This isn’t any different in the case of writing. So, I guess I have to keep trying to write and give words some meaning. If I continue to write after 2-3 years and someone asks me why do I write, I may have a different answer. But today, I’m writing because I want to write better. I want to give words to my imaginations and I want to create a world with those words. I want to …. I just want to write.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Blogging University : Finding Everyday Inspiration Day One: I Write Because . . .