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Read @ Your own Risk – 2

My rants, chats and chants ( FB, Twitter )

(1)

( 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.

(2) 

( 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.

(3)

( 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.

(4)

( On “Do you have privacy at home?” )

Yours truly, happily married. Can’t afford the luxury of, privacy at home unless of course, I remember to lock, the bathroom door properly, from inside. Office / coffee shops no exceptions. Wives usually have long hands and handles ( proper usage is also well taught – at finishing schools, I suspect ). Come to think of it, local police stations could also be considered, for privacy, as you know, both husbands and beggars can not be the choosers. Yes, one more, when the wife is sleeping. But then I have to be cautious all the time. Sometimes she pretends to be asleep. Wonder why men don’t have finishing schools. Anyways, already too late for me especially when other and bigger finishing(s) are in the offing.
( 5 )
( Writer should be subjective or objective )
If a writer is not subjective and does not add his perspective / impressions, about his chosen topic, then s/ he is just a documentary maker. And if s/he is not objective, then fails to have permanent value. Readers stop relating. Difficult ? Who said writing is easy.
( 6 )
( Writer without being a reader )
Don’t know about passionately reading others’ work but a writer, who can not be a dispassionate reader of his own work, can not be, a writer at all !!
( 7 )
( Madam English Language’s famous “borrowing” )
English language c & pastes, from other languages : a positive “borrowing”.
When & if you and me, c & paste from other writers : a negative “plagiarism” “theft”

I simply give up. Can YOU solve this riddle?
But do not C & P this leaving in the middle !!
( 8 )
( A writer writing is accompanied by whom ? )
Me somewhat busy these days but my co reader inside you and the Motivator above shall do the Needful. 
( 9 )
( on being understood / misunderstood by the Society )
If the society understands I feel good and if they misunderstand I am delighted profoundly. Its a win win situation. After winning I move on.
 
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Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Humor

 

Read @ your own Risk-1 !!

My creative Rants, Chats & Chants, online ( FB, TWtt. ):

(1)

Literary writing is 3-some phenomena. The writer is the middleman between cosmic creative Energy ( CCE ) and the general public ( Readers ). The writer writes, nothing else. R’s feedback / appreciation, and the quality of the CCE both are beyond writer’s control. But there is one hidden player – the reader inside the writer. They both can go on a joy ride together any time they like. The moment you tell your friends &relatives, “I am an artist / writer” they start treating and fearing you, like a corona patient and run for protective gear, They all want that every one should fall in line and strictly remain mediocre, dependable & safe.

(2)

I can share what I do : never share my best writing online. Always preserve my best stuff ( especially poetry ) only in hard copies. Prose / non fiction /comments, OK, no one wants to steal that. Initially, I used to share poetry on line but then one day, I was shocked to see my cousin ( relative ) unashamedly, c & pasting my piece under his own name. On top of that, he shared it to me also. Can you beat that !!.

I often read and hear people say “oh this character is not real that is exaggeration”. If I start writing about my family you all will, say the same. That is why I don’t copy my relatives into my fiction. So much so, that after omitting all of them I am left with no Fiction at all. So, I stick to poetry only. Agree I will never get a Nobel Prize for my writing, this way but “not getting that” is far far better than giving more Literary life & births, to my crazy relatives.

(3)

Break the Que and innovate . No one can arrest us for being short / long. More you innovate more original you will look / appeal. Best writers invent genres and, we can not invent which already exists.

Remember, we appreciate & remember, Virginia Woolf for “Stream of Consciousness” only, even when this genre is no more prevalent, forgetting and forgiving her suicide in personal life.

(4)

Timing is the most important thing in the Creativity. Good creative times and bad cr. times, rotate. this is nothing unusual / uncommon – Destiny Only / unexplained phenomena. Hooking up a partner will be a mistake because you will be underestimating your own writing self. Moreover, what is the guaranty, the prospective partner will stay put forever ?

(5)

Writing, like other art forms, is not started / performed, for money alone. Every successful artist was once a novice. And in the beginning, monetary returns are rarely assured. Passion is the mandatory beginning, money may be the end. And when money comes, can popularity be left behind ? Writer ( after success ) has his cake and eats it too.
(6)
Yours truly, happily married. Can’t afford the luxury of, privacy at home unless of course, I remember to lock the bathroom door properly from inside. Office/ coffee shops no exceptions. Wives usually have long hands and handles ( proper usage is also well taught – at finishing schools, I suspect ). Come to think of it, local police stations could also be considered. Yes, one more, when the wife is sleeping. But then I have to be cautious all the time. Sometimes she pretends to be asleep. Wonder why men don’t have finishing schools. Anyways, already too late for me especially when other and bigger finishing(s) are in the offing.
( 7 )
Clearly ( for you ), it is the creative season / honeymoon. Deliver as many children / genres, as you can, because your creative female eggs are, in your hand. Creative sperms are not. Don’t take heat for granted. Don’t feel happy in creative periods and sad in menopause because they both take turns.
(8)
Girls fall in love and marry writers, Then post marriage, Love mutates to prohibitory order “Thou shall write NOT” !!
(9)
Writers writing / taking, notes when reading :
Mainly depends on the genre. For fiction and poetry, I don’t. The reason is simple : I don’t want the notes to find a way into my own writing and infect my originality.
 
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Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Humor