Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pushing The Pen


What is the secret of writing??? Why do writers write? Many literary writers anchored writing to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remained elusive and ever-changing…

Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write…they must write; and they need no reason to write!!! I find it difficult to believe that I'm something close to a writer; but this hasn't stopped me from dreaming…or blogging.

My reason for writing is mainly neurotic, I suspect: I am never really comfortable speaking about my emotions, so writing allows me to give shape to my emotions –when  there’s an inexplicable need to share my fantasies, I use writing as a particular medium-the routine is joyous when it works! I write when I have ideas. I hear voices. And I have learned, shooting little missiles of letters methodically create rhythm of a story/ poem---rhythms that captivate me and my readers. Though, I must confess, writing was easy when no one was reading it. I am self-conscious now :-) But still...

Writing gives me enormous joy, and I'm a much happier homemaker when I'm engaged in it. There's a rich place that connects my head to my heart that I visit when I write. I talk about the images shimmering around the edge of my mind….I shed all wraps of shyness and write whatever comes to my mind–- I first went there when I was seven and wrote a poem.

Today, I write blogs, however badly written…, they are because of my love for playing with words.  Sometimes it is difficult, at times it's impossible to come up with anything good. Especially, when I am writing for daily prompts; it's an exercise, all in pursuit to finish a challenge; and sometimes when I read it back, I realize, that I've produced an irresistible filth...yet, I write.

 Wonder, if there’s a secret to writing? I suspect there is, but I don't know it. I just spend hours writing and re-writing, and then deleting it all and starting again. I sometimes think there must be an easier way - if anyone knows the secret, please do share through your comments.

Thanks Usha Menon for introducing me to WriteTribe!

Linked with 
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76 comments:

  1. Loved every line of it...

    Writing is a passion and more...
    It is a compulsion and more...
    It is an escape and more...
    It is everything and still so much more!!!

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    1. Thanks a bunch....! I am SO pleased you liked this, Nabanita )

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  2. That is so poetic. You surely know how to write Panchali. :)

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    1. Awe... good to see you here, Ava..Thanks a lot !!

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  3. I enjoyed reading why you write, Panchali. Like you, I enjoy the playing with words. I also realize that all that I write is not wonderful. If I am really in love with one poem out of five that I write I consider that a good thing! (Smiles) The others I am still glad I have written though just because they are my thoughts / words. Maybe someday someone will treasure them....when I am gone. (I can hope.)

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    1. Oh Mary, good to know that we all suffer silently while writing. In our writings we describe exhaustively a moment of true feeling..., therefore, the write ups require a few slight adjustments here and there. But, it's no secret that you write so well.
      Oh, I too would love to leave my works for my future progeny...let's hope they'll treasure them...amen!:)

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  4. Oh yes Di! for the sheer love of it and when you do, you don't need a reason, do you?:) So keep writing and enthrall us!

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    1. Thanks baby. Good to see you here...Akila :))))

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  5. I think Most of us feel the way you feel.Take heart and carry on.

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    1. Thank you, Uppal. Thanks for coming by...

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  6. Whatever be the reason, I like reading your write-up.

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    1. Oh, permit me to feel pleased, Rajesh. Thanks!!

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  7. Beautifully defined the love for writing :)
    It's precious,
    it's complicated to give reasons to it,
    it's priceless,
    The inner voice
    that wants to be heard... :)

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    1. Thanks for that lovely comment, baby. Loved your feedback, Simran.

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  8. Very well writing. True, writing is a passion, should always come from the heart, else one cannot write.

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    1. Indeed...writing is a passion, hence I cannot imagine how anyone even vaguely interested in writing wouldn't find it interesting :) Thanks aamjunta!

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  9. We bloggers grab every excuse to write, I guess!

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    1. Oh yeah...you can say that again :D Thanks Malini.

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    1. Wow..so philosophically stated!!!! You're nothing less than Descartes, I say!! :-D
      Thank you.

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  11. Thanks for advocating not just me but everybody who has similar...Ummm may be a question... or.. a query...

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    1. I am glad you agree....Sathish....I am ... still aspiring to be a writer. Thanks :))

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  12. So true, like I always say, When I cant stand up to talk, I sit down to write. loved every word of it Panchali.

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    1. You said it, mynascence....!!!Loved your comment. Nice to see you here...:)))

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  13. And as long as writing gives us joy we shall keep writing - my post concluded on this note too.
    Dropping by from "Why I write"

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    1. Suzy, Read your well worded post and I am elated..! Thanks for the inspiration...:))))

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  14. Hmmm, yes the secret of writing,,,,i think when emotions choke us or they become too much to handle we write...

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    1. Thanks for sharing your insight, Vandana. I am very satisfied to read your comment.... :))))

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  15. That sure denotes your penchant for writing.Amazing!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Eashwar. I am gratified :))

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  16. wow! Even i feel the same! Guess it's in our soul....we just can't live without writing!

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    1. Oh yes, Bushra!! And hearty congratulations baby.Never slow down... Keep writing and enthrall us....

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  17. its how well you have explained the helplessness of us writers to that question that touches me the most. Of course that is so true.. when someone asks us why we write its like a shot in arm. Like we ourselves never wondered!

    Richa

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    1. Richa. It was only after a friend's arm-twisting that I started to write again after many years. I am surprised I managed fine...Yes, it's difficult for a writer to explain why he writes. So good to see you here... :))
      Hoping to see ya again.:)

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  18. I think all writers are a little neurotic. Some, quite a lot.

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    1. Haha...I am glad you agree with me, Cosmo. Thanks for being here :))

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  19. Keep writing and spread joy!!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Deepak..:)))

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  20. Simply awesome.Keep writing..:-)

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    1. Thanks Nagini....Always nice to have you here!!

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  21. Your love for writing shines through every post

    It is true that we often write what we cannot say out aloud--and such writing tends to be revealing.

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    1. Awe...Indu, Your presence here has thrilled me, as always Thanks a zillion... :)

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  22. 'However Badly written' would never apply to you Panchali di :) you are a natural :D

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    1. Awww...I just LOVED your feedback, Jaish. This is the biggest compliment a blogger can think of... Thanks from the bottom of my heart ♥

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  23. Yes,writing brings mind and heart on the same line.Well-reasoned out.

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    1. Wow...what a compliment. Appreciate it, Latha. Please do visit again :))

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  24. I am lazy, but I 'have' to write, 'cause, just like you, it gives me a unique pleasure. Daily prompts influence me too, and thanks to them, I have managed to remain active all these months :-P

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    1. Amrit...Thanks.. coming from you it is quite a compliment.You're too active, I say!!! I understand writing gives you a lot of pleasure.BTW, I need a lot of reading to catch up on... :)) Was out on a vacation, so must have missed quite a few blogs...Thanks a lot!!

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  25. I too have to write, it is my happy place and I visit it daily. It gives me such joy

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    1. Ritu, Nice to see you on my page... hope you'll come again... :)) it was a pleasure interacting with you in FB....:D
      Thank you.

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  26. Loving the reasons for writing. I too find it difficult at times to talk about my feelings. Writing is the best way to express. Nice meeting you through the Write Tribe and Mrs. Usha Menon.

    http://www.heresmysay.com/why-i-write/

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    1. Jyothi, That is good.. isn't it..? Pleasure meeting you too!!:)) Writing has helped to make life pleasanter...don't you think?? :))))
      Thanks a ton.

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  27. So lovely, Panchali and you write beautifully!

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    1. Oh, Rachna, Coming from an author of your stature...it means a lot to me. Thank you, my dear.I am pleased this managed to engage your attention...:))

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  28. U write in a lovely way !
    theres for sure no concrete reason to write. It all dies down to one simple reason that U have to write
    good one panchali and thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Afshan, I am pleased you came here ... more pleased than I can tell you. Thanks... :)))
      You're a successful writer, Afshan. Enjoyed reading your blog!

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  29. Welcome Panchali!
    Sometimes it is better to write than to say ...
    Writing for many people it becomes a passion ..
    And very well. man then better develop.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Regards:)
    Lucia

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    1. Yes, Lucia---'Sometimes it is better to write than to say ...'--You said it! Thanks for your constant support. Greetings!!xoxo

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    1. Thank you for dropping in... it was pleasure... as always, alias mukhtiar!

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  31. Reading all of you at Write Tribe, I think I'm finding more reasons as to why I write. :) You do write beautifully, Panchali ji.

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    1. Leo,
      Thank you for the thumbs up... so strategically placed... :))) Compliments from writers like you make me feel euphoric :-D

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  32. Beautiful writeup for sure but thoughtful as well.

    I am new to your blog but reading this post gives a strong idea that no Panchali di, you do not write filth at all. But then again whenever i read my old posts i think that they are badly written and may be you go through the same kinda feeling as well.

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    1. Welcome here, Preetilata! Thank you so much for the appreciation... I feel gorged with delight... How well you know how to make people feel good... Thanks a ton!! :)))

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  33. its the same with me....im not too good with expressing myself orally.....and if i didn't write i'd be a very cluttered person , mentally!

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    1. You're an amazing writer, princess! I am a huge fan of your writings..Keep writing and enthrall us :)))

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  34. Loved reading this.I am more comfortable with the written word than the spoken one ! And for me writing is a necessity. Something i simply have to do !

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    1. Ruchira,
      Ummmmm... yes writers are so much alike!!I also write because it's a medium of expression--and it carries purity of my heart:))
      Oh, indeed...written letters are much better than the spoken words! Thanks a lot for being here...:)

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  35. I think we're all compelled to write and in our own unique way - your words, your experiences are your own, no one can tell you how to record them, Panchali. I'm so glad you do. :)

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    1. Thank you, Corinne. Welcome to my space... :))
      What a lovely comment. As said above, I write because I feel I need to, because I love to do it. Sure, it's daylight madness...:)
      I am happy you have started WriteTribe--I wish to write more on your prompts!!
      Thanks for coming by... :))))

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  36. Hi, Panchali and indeed, we need no reason to write. check my space on www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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  37. liked the reasons for your writing.and bloggers do not need a reason to write.

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    1. Agree completely, Kalpana. Thanks for stopping by...

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  38. I agree. The second para is what we all feel.

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    1. Thrilled to know that you can relate...I know just how we all feel. Thanks Saru...

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