The labours of writers

Being an amateur writer I have only just begun to realize what a difficult job it is.It is so easy to criticize a bad piece of writing but what most people don’t realize is that every piece of writing no matter how good or how bad takes a considerable amount of effort.

I know how tempting it is to be carried away , to become pedantic, to get absorbed into tiny details like deciding a character’s name, their looks and so on and so forth. Because language is the most complicated thing second only to the human brain, and you can easily fall short of an entire lifetime trying to find the perfect word in the perfect language, for a few lucky writers such words appear out of no where and for a few unlucky ones they have to make do with second best.But you see it’s not just these things that make it difficult to be a writer , I am nowhere near an expert on writing or other such associated literary avenues, but in my short period of acquaintance with literary adventures i can say that  being a writer is a phenomenon, because when you send out your piece of work you are not just sending out those couple of words put together, you are sending out a part of your soul, a part of your thoughts and the fact that you have no control whatsoever on how your words are understood, or perceived by other people is a frankly daunting reality.You have to be brave to send out words you know will not sit well with the masses, and history has had it’s share of brave writers, who have managed to shake the world by the tip of their quills, some break all rules and send out a wave rippling through the minds of their readers, while some introduce those ground breaking notions in a much gentler way.

All I can say is that we need to take a moment to appreciate writers all over the world no matter how good or bad they are or they think they are.

Au revoir

Ayesha

 

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