My rants, chats and chants ( FB, Twitter )
( On, which comes first. The writer or the Readers / Readership )
Place first, whichever you like ( from the couple ) because one, surely finds the other one, provided of course, Destiny plans it so. Then, some couples live happily ever after, some live-in together for some time, some separate due to literary menopause for sometime, and some divorce permanently.
( on other writers’ influence, on “your writing” )
If I knew, It would not and should not, be present there, in my writing. But it is also true that every plant, tree has its roots well grounded in earth. Nothing grows in thin air. Now who will separate plant’s own ‘earth share’ and general earth. These things happen subconsciously & unknowingly.
( On Pen names )
People without pen names have made history. But in India pen names are very popular. It may help to separate a writer, from others and if catchy, catches fire and spreads far and wide. Mine is “Lineman”. My requirement was different. It helps keep my ego under check. Linemen are the well known field-hardworking, workers in India, who rise up electric poles, to unite electricity lines. Moreover, I love to feel / being reminded, that I am not yet a poet or writer. Only a person trying to unite lines & words.
( On “Do you have privacy at home?” )
When & if you and me, c & paste from other writers : a negative “plagiarism” “theft”