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Writing on not blogging

Blogging, like love, has its phases. In the beginning you’re raring to go, a little dewy-eyed, and can’t talk about anything else. Then routine kicks in and before you know it, you’re seeking some variety. Not always in terms of a new person or blog, mind you. But well, There are some bloggers, the…

Writing and loneliness

For most writers, writing is a solitary pursuit. As Thomas Mann famously put it, “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” This makes it difficult for a serious writer to be a sociable creature all the time. Writers tend to close themselves a lot, because…

The Argument for Writing as Therapy

Writing for me is less therapy and more entertainment, a sort of interesting time-suck that leads to stories, more or less involuntarily.

I have tried writing on the basis of an idea, a place, an experience. But it always seems forced. Only when they go somewhere deep into my unconscious and surface much later that they resonate with me, and I hope, would do so with my eventual audience.

Daily writing exercise, here I come.