There was a time when I used to think that in order to write you just need a topic and a sense of direction. I am still being taught the ‘techniques’ to write, the ways to attract the audience, the difference between active and passive writing and above all, the RULES to write. Over the years I have learnt that writing is not just about rules and logic, it is also about emotions. It comes from inside. It is something that you can’t really learn. You can’t learn to be creative, it’s just there in a person and there is a time and place when it is going to come out. I get those days when I really want to write but can’t get past a few words, and then there are those days that I am surprised by looking at how fast I can type. Sometimes my thoughts flow faster than my typing speed and it’s hard to keep up with them. 🙂
I am an emotional person. I work with my emotions. I can’t write if I can’t feel it. I don’t want to write if I don’t feel it. My best writings have come from the heart and not from my mind. It is true that every writer has a muse, an inspiration, which he/she looks up to. It could be someone or something. For some, it is knowledge, for others it’s the time of the day. Some are inspired by places like a beach or a particular café.
For me, it has always been love. Love has given me strength and confidence. I don’t know how people think that love makes a person weak. Love has power–the greatest power of all. Love makes me confident. It makes me speak up. It does wonders. I am one of those luckiest people who have loved and been loved.
You wonder why I write, and why I write so passionately. I am passionate about writing because I love. I love and I write.