Why I Love Writing!

I don’t know how I lost track of time, but I did, and I forgot what date it was today. On this day, mostly, I ask a friend to write a guest post for this little blog space of mine! I asked Aniesha Brahma, a friend I met through a WhatsApp group of book crazy people if she could write a post for me on short notice, and she accepted, thankfully! πŸ˜€ I’d interacted with her for a book review request two years back, but it was only recently that she and I became friends. She has three published books to her name, but is one of the more down-to-earth people I know. She calls me as Leo da, and is one of the few people who I don’t mind calling me as “da” (elder brother). I thought what better thing for a writer to write of than why they love to write. So when she asked for a topic, I suggested 9 reasons why she loves to write, and well, here are some of them. Handing the stage to Anie!


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.

Until then,
Keep writing. Keep reading. And keep commenting.

Love,
Aniesha.


IRWR

I can’t quite believe that I’ve been part of blogsville for nine years now! It’s something that I thought won’t last nine months also, but I’m happy to have been here this long, and found some wonderful friends through blogging. Thank you, Anie, for the short-notice guest post. πŸ™‚ Glad that our worlds collided in Blogsville! πŸ˜‰

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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18 thoughts on “Why I Love Writing!

  1. 9 years and still going strong, all set for the 90 more years to come na? Happy Blogversary Vins.

    Aniesha, the most amazing thing in life is to find your passion early on. I am so glad that you did. And I so identify with the reasons to write. The connect we make, the therapeutic nature of putting words on paper, the way we can create our own stories, everything makes this journey as a writer worthwhile.
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  2. How well elucidated Anie! Congrats on completing 9 glorious years to I rhyme without reason! Non-reasoning did turn out to be with a wonderful reason!

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