Why I Love Writing!
by Aniesha Brahma
I have always been fascinated by how stringing together words could eventually form a story. I was only six years old when I decided that I would become a writer, because nothing else in this world could bring me the creating entire universes from the scratch did.
It’s twenty years later now and not a single thing has changed. I have three works of fiction to my credit, many short stories and a lot of poems (some of which I choose to keep within the pages of my journals).
To me writing is magic. I love the rush when I am typing or handwriting fight scenes and confrontation scenes, I love gifting myself and eventually the readers little dreamy places where we could sneak off to during particularly boring afternoons or after a hard day’s work.
I love how when things get too much too handle, when too many thoughts are running through my mind and when I just need to relax and unwind, I can kick off my shoes, pick up my journal and begin pouring my heart out. I don’t hold anything back when I am writing in my journal because I am sure no one will ever find it. And even if they do, I am pretty sure there are other more interesting things to read! So I am not too worried.
Another thing that writing offers you is the chance to rewrite incidents from your life. And the chance to correct things that went wrong in real life. After all, writing a story is more or less like playing God in your personal fictional world. What can be more thrilling than that? You are the person who decides everyone’s destiny? (Of course sometimes characters and scenes take lives of their own…but I am just telling you why I really, really love writing.)
Finally, I love writing because when I put out a story into the world and readers send me feedback saying how much they loved it, how they could identify with certain characters or how they have lived through the very same situation and how my story gave them the will to look forward to another day, nothing makes me happier than that. Knowing that through my words and through my writing I could make a difference in even one life.
Writing is therapeutic. And you will find traumatized victims being advised to write down what they feel and write down what they cannot express by speaking…and on a personal level, it was my love for writing (and largely my love for my pet cats) that I could come out of some of the darkest periods of my life.
You know, I am 26 now and twenty years ago my mite of self knew which direction my life would be headed. I am so proud of that little girl for sticking to her dreams no matter what happens! And I am glad to know people like Leo da who write blog posts because they love writing.
Happy 9th Birthday to I Rhyme Without Reason!
Here’s hoping we celebrate many, many more birthdays to come.
Keep writing. Keep reading. And keep commenting.