10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer
Write even more.
Write even more than that.
Write when you don’t want to.
Write when you do.
Write when you have something to say.
Write when you don’t.
Write every day.
Since past few years i am nursing a secret desire within my heart. I would like to confess today. I know I am no Hemingway or Shakespeare for that matter. But definitely i have been always a voracious reader of books. No wonder then when the thought came in my mind that i should try my hand at writing, my mind protested and balked. i thought how can I ever come to write something which could make sense. Somehow i could never wrtie a line which made sense. what to speak of writing a poem ...That was too far out. Few years back if someone would have said that i could write a poem i would have definitely laughed at the idea. No wonder when one fine day I suddenly started to write poems that too poems with deep spiritiual emotions and realisations i was amazed at the mercy of the Lord. I realized one thing that with all my faults and incapabilities it could not be I who could have written those words. They were not so poetic or flowery but simple words....
Now i do agree I have a mental block about wriitng. Although I have a strong desire to write, i dont know how to put across my thoughts on paper and let everyone see what is going on in my mind. the thought scares me. Maybe i am not so comfortable with my thoughts or i was not up until this time that I started writing poems. By the lords divine mercy he empowered me to express myself through poems....that is his doing not mine i am convinced of that coz few years back i had actually tried to write and i could not write a single line which rhymed.
“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.
i take my inspiration from the above quote by none other than ernest hemingway the greatest writer of books. ( Of course mine will be all 100 pages of shit no doubt). But anyways, who am i to claim to be a writer for krishna. even great writiers have their creations which are not up to the mark there is no necessity that you should be perfect from the beginning. so what right do i have to say that as i have not even tried writing what to speak of failing or coming out with substandard nonsense....
so i have decided i will follow the above 10 steps to improve my writing. write write write and then write some more and then write some more again till i get energy to write some more again. and you my readers are my guinea pigs on whom i will shower all my nonsense which u have to tolerate as u r my wellwishers and my friends.so pls tolerate and encourage me
Thank you very much for you wonderful encouraging comments. thank you for your kind words.
hari bol mata ji
All Golires to Sripa prabhupada
please write for krishna Consciousness
and keep isnpire us
Haribol Mtji- i read your article in BTG on how you came to Krishna Consciousness-it was really inspiring and beautifully written.Plz do write and keep inspiring us