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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why i write?????

Tagged by cm-chap!!! here it goes...

“Here’s The Challenge: Make a list of five strengths that you possess as a writer/artist. It’s not really bragging, it’s an honest assessment (forced upon you by this darn meme). Please resist the urge to enumerate your weaknesses, or even mention them in contrast to each strong point you list. Tag four other writers or artists whom you’d like to see share their strengths.”

I thought about the question posed before me and wondered if I could ever come up with an answer. I could just not put the pen to paper and write down five strengths that I possess as a writer but I can state the reason behind the things that I write about. The reason by itself provides strength to my written work.

Sometimes in life, just a thought, a look, a face, a person, a word strikes my mind and a story weaves by itself all around it. As the thought process builds up I can visualize the characters, feel their emotions and know what they are thinking. It is after this stage that the story haunts my every waking moment until I put the thoughts down to paper. When I have finished writing the story, I feel as though I have done justice to my characters.

I don't know if you have ever done this, but if you go and tell a software engineer “Dude don work so hard. What do u get at the end of the day in this 4 walled cubicle?”, he will give you a “I-know-that. Mind-your-own-business” look. However when this question is woven into a story that actually touches a chord in his heart, he will think, he might alter his perception about life or he may not but at least the message will reach him.

It is the innate desire that I have, to tell the world a story and get their stance on what they think about my characters which has pulled me into the blogging world.

If any of you have ever read my blog and empathized with the characters portrayed in it, if I have been able to provide you with insight into what a person placed in that situation feels, if I have been able to help you appreciate life better, then I believe that I have succeeded in what I started out to do in the first place.

I do not consider myself a writer… I’m just a storyteller. I write stories based on the way I see the world…I invite your comments to let me know about your viewpoint too….

I tag

Nivi -Her thoughts and words truly create a symphony
Aniruddha-His imagination knows no bounds
B. Karthik - At times he rambles, at times he makes sense but mostly he is brilliant.
Dhivya- Her stories are short, crisp and yet conveys a world of meaning

28 Comments:

  • At October 26, 2007 at 5:30 PM , Blogger DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

    Looks like I'm the first to comment! YAY!

    Those are all really good reasons for writing- I hope you keep going! :) And just to let you know- The best thing I think about your writing is that its incredibly positive.

     
  • At October 26, 2007 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @dhivya

    thx... gr8 to know that u think my writing is incredibly postive

    most of my blogs revolve around just one word called "hope"!

     
  • At October 26, 2007 at 8:46 PM , Blogger CM-Chap said...

    Our soul connecting to the people matters than our voice communicating. That's what you achieve when you do this :

    To tell the world a story and get their stance on what they think about my characters

    Kudos for it. The best part in your stories are we can find ourselves n that character.

    I’m just a storyteller - Now Kudos to me... Isn't me who named you master story teller... Pat on my back... He He (Self trumphet. Don't mind)

     
  • At October 26, 2007 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @cm-chap
    thx... glad to know people can empathize with the characters that i paint on my empty canvas

    Of course thx a million tonne for having named me a master story teller. Don know if i deserve it but will try to do justice to it as much as possible... :-)

     
  • At October 27, 2007 at 12:49 AM , Blogger Akilan said...

    Quote: If any of you have ever read my blog and empathized with the characters portrayed in it, if I have been able to provide you with insight into what a person placed in that situation feels, if I have been able to help you appreciate life better, then I believe that I have succeeded in what I started out to do in the first place.

    I read, got the insight and appreciated my life better.. you have indeed succeeded anu..

     
  • At October 27, 2007 at 1:45 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @akilan

    Wow that was indeed a very beautiful compliment in view of my written work....

    Thx a lot!!! Words like these truly encourage me to do what i realy like to do...

     
  • At October 27, 2007 at 2:36 AM , Blogger Abbas said...

    hey... where are the ads..??? thought i d make u rich by .001$

     
  • At October 27, 2007 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Nivi said...

    I can totally relate to what you are saying. Words have a certian effect. Maybe its the fact that ppl read them and it sinks in to them much better than saying it out loud.
    you have grown leaps and bounds girl and I am so proud of you :)
    Ans thanks :)) was in 7th heaven on reading that!!

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 1:20 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @abbas

    long story dude... will tell u sometime

    @nivi
    thx dude.... of course you know me from my very first blog! in fact i think you were the first person to read it :-)

    Glad to know you were in 7th heaven!! i truly mean it dude...

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 3:15 AM , Blogger Harish said...

    'As the thought process builds up I can visualize the characters, feel their emotions and know what they are thinking."
    Same pinch :-)

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 3:31 AM , Blogger sirpy said...

    That was brutally honest and you written the same way you would write about any other person's emotions.. Getting into the head, the heart, delving deep and figuring out the exact strings that control the outflow of expression...

    very well written.. Cant wait for your next post. :)

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 5:11 AM , Blogger Aj said...

    I do not consider myself to be a writer, i am just a storyteller.. If i remember right, Sidney sheldon the master of crime novels wanted people to remember him as a storyteller and not as a writer... Dude ur on right track with the right attitude.. Keep it up.. Watever reason u weave ur blogs, we dont care.. We just love the contents of it.

    Great going.
    Aj

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @harish
    he he lol.... glad to know!!!

    @sirpy
    thx a lot... glad u felt that i had done some justice to the characters presented...

    Welcome and keep visiting!

    @aj
    as long as u luv the contents im glad.... don want anything else :-)

     
  • At October 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM , Blogger chandru said...

    We are happy you have really explored your inner mind and exhibit the different characters in your Blog,which portrays the actual feelings . Your writing reflects your mental frame work which is very positive. You are better a Story Teller and you are an articulate writer.please keep it up. All the very best for many more blogs.

     
  • At October 31, 2007 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Ravi said...

    hey thanx 4 the comment... really appreciate it... havnt written ny poems 4 a while now, seems like i'm losing the touch... :(
    nywys, wl go through ur blog 2 wn i get the time...

     
  • At October 31, 2007 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @dad

    thx for the motivation!!

    @ravi
    Welcome and keep visiting...

     
  • At November 1, 2007 at 4:32 AM , Blogger Lapa said...

    MIGUEL TORGA

    THE PLOUGHMAN OF THE WRITING
    A SHARED PATH
    In the 1st centenary of his birth


    BY CRISTÓVÃO DE AGUIAR
    A SMALL GREAT BOOK

     
  • At November 1, 2007 at 10:04 PM , Blogger BKa said...

    hey anu, ur biggest strength is that every post of urs has been so different frm the earlier ones.. u ve tried out almost evrything rite frm humor to thrillers.. this goes to show that u r very versatile as a writer !!

     
  • At November 2, 2007 at 4:12 PM , Blogger adithya said...

    Hey that was a nicely written strength and yeah rightly said.. and that was a real nice way of bringing the software engineer in to convey youe message.. and without doubt yu innate desire is totally brought out pretty well… you might not sconsider yourself a writer but all of u would cionsider you as the best writer and an even better poet..

    And as for the following lines – “If any of you have ever read my blog and empathized with the characters portrayed in it, if I have been able to provide you with insight into what a person placed in that situation feels, if I have been able to help you appreciate life better, then I believe that I have succeeded in what I started out to do in the first place.”… well dude we have done all of this and more.. you have definitely succeeded .. TOTALLY..

     
  • At November 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Prakash said...

    Anu..

    Lots of ur words in urs, brot out many things in me. reminded me my past and d way I liv.. "The reason by itself provides strength to my written work". Its ur best strength...

    I dont think u r a storyteller.. u r a writer. I strongly say that after readin urs..... so keep Rocking Anu....

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @b.ka
    im glad u think so da.. :-)

    @adithya
    im glad i have succeeded in my intention... :-)

    @prakash
    thx a lot for having stated that i'm a writer.... welcome to my blog! and keep visiting...

     
  • At November 6, 2007 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Karthik Balasubramanian said...

    You still did not answer the question.. 5 strengths na 5 strengths thaan.. you could have given atleast 2 if you could.. ha ha..

    but otherwise I find your blogs extremely deep. I mean I cannot delve into my head/soul so much as to derive the creations that you put on display.

    Good going Anu, I will write the post in response to the tag as soon as I can

     
  • At November 6, 2007 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    hey thx dude...

    that is a nice compliment(never expected from you! :-))

    u better finish the tag soooooooon...

     
  • At November 10, 2007 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Project 71 said...

    Hi! My name is Project 71. Weird name I know, but my masters are weird too. My masters apologize for such an out-of-context comment and they know how painful such spamlike comments are. But, say masters, how else are we to present something good to the world. By that they mean me :D. Kindly see what I am about. Won't take you more than 22s to read... http://www.project71.com/readme Enjoyy!

     
  • At November 18, 2007 at 10:47 PM , Blogger sirpy said...

    When I said I cant wait for your next post, I meant it.. :)

     
  • At November 19, 2007 at 11:31 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @sirpy

    Totally honored your comments.... blog updated!! :-)

     
  • At December 22, 2007 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Sesh said...

    u r a good writer!! :) keep it up!!

     
  • At December 25, 2007 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @sesh
    thx dude.. ill try my best to live up to your compliments

     

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