“The beauty of a piece of writing starts from the point where the writer listens to the voice of the object he is writing about, to the point where the reader listens to the voice of the reader, but surely it does not end there.”
It makes little or no difference whether you’re a poet, an author or anyone else who has in any way connection with the art of writing, these three golden rules, among many, always remain the same:
1- You must ‘observe’ instead of just ‘looking’.
2- You must ‘listen’ instead of just ‘hearing’.
3- You must ‘feel’ instead of just ‘thinking’.
Expression to a writer is like painting to an artist. A writer expresses himself and his thoughts through his writing just as a painter expresses his through painting what he has in his mind.
I also tend to express my thoughts through my poems and this blog ofcourse. The one thing that I consider very important and always try to ensure is simplicity and reader friendliness in my writings. To me, the thoughts that cook up in the mind of my readers are very important because I can understand what I write no matter in what language or manner I write it, but I give more consideration to whether my readers can understand it or not.
If one writes something which only he can understand easily then it makes no sense in making it available for everyone to read and one should not expect to get much reviews about that piece of writing either.
The writing should be reader friendly so that everyone can understand it easily and it can be done using a few simple steps such as:
1. Use commonly used words.
2. Refrain from using technical terms/jargons as much as possible.
3. Provide an explanation if the piece of writing contains technical terms/jargons. etc.
There are many other simple tips which can easily be found elsewhere as well.
I try my best to keep my poems as simple as possible so that as much people can understand the message and benefit from it and this way you simply increase the number of audience for your work which is a major accomplishment for a writer and one of his goals as well.
One of my very favorite quotes pertaining to writing and which also explains the theme of this entire post.
“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.”
-Enrique Jardiel Poncela
“A writer should keep his work in tangible form, it is of no use to anyone if he keeps his work in his mind as most of the readers are unable to read minds.”
I have come to understand that when a person has finally discovered what his passion is and when he has finally found out what he loves doing, that is when a person has achieved one of the greatest forms of happiness.
Sometimes it is hard for people to find out what they are passionate about.
I can tell you all about myself that when I wrote my first poem almost three years ago, I did not have the slightest clue that what I was doing was actually my long undiscovered passion hidden deep inside of me.I even started writing a book three years back but left it in the beginning for reasons which even I cannot recall myself.
It was only a few weeks ago when I realized that I really had a passion for writing, and now I have already written three poems apart from the one I wrote all those years back, I have thought of a plot for a book that I am planning on writing and I found the pages on which I wrote my first book ( they were just a few pages though).
So for me it turned out that three years ago my passion was staring me right in the face but I failed to see it only to discover it later on in my life.
So for all of you out there who are still searching for your passion, I suggest you try all the different things you like doing and keep searching and sooner or later, you will find the thing that you are most passionate about.
So keep discovering and exploring as there is a great person inside of you waiting to be discovered.
“You must learn to free yourself, free yourself from whatever it is that you are thinking and feeeling at any given moment, by doing so you will find a way to connect to the person that is you.”