Sunday, May 13, 2012

The 5 Stages Of Writing (A must read for all writers)

Stage 1:  A new kid on the block, a nobody, an amateur who thinks that the world is unfair, writes about the injustice s/he sees. A writer is recognized by the readers and appreciated for his/her writing which brings truth hiding in the dark, the dark alleys and the darkest dungeons of the society out... s/he does not know
Stage 2: There is a huge flow of recognition, awards, fans, fame and money to appreciate, encourage and reward the writer for his/her effort and courage
Stage 3: The writer writes again... this time for the recognition, awards, fans, fame and money and also for the continuous appreciation, encouragement and rewards to keep flowing constantly for his/her effort and courage; and thus begins the writing that is deceptive, manipulative, twisted and is a lie and s/he assumes and is confident that everyone would like it. The stage where s/he begins to write for the audience
Stage 4: Writer wonders why the f*&k does the world find the writing of a new kid on the block, a nobody, an amateur who writes something that is too simple, too easy and is just plain truth that seems to be floating everywhere more applaud-able than his/hers well thought out writing and says that the world is so unfair to people like him/her; finds it unreasonable, has a mental block, can't write any more nor find anything worthwhile to write about and  thus sensibly hibernates... Condemns and curses the world and stops writing
Stage 5: The world moves on and it still revolves, nothing seems to have stopped that since the writer stopped writing, injustice still prevails and writers may come and writers may go and they still think that they can change the world... yet, it, moves...

5 comments:

Subhorup Dasgupta said...

i choose to call myself a writer, using my writing as a tool for my mission. commenting to let you know that i enjoy most of what you post and have been following your work for quite a while now. i think you are exceptionally good at what you are doing. do keep at it.

and yes, this post was fun too.

VST said...

@Subhorup: Thanks. Every curse has a blessing in disguise and vice versa. So with the free time I have, which I get uncomfortable with, the comforting activity seems to be writing... and more comforting when I write not-to-please. Thanks for visiting and commenting again...

Bhavana said...

Me too, like Subhorup, like to call myself a writer and write what I am passionate about because I cannot help but express through writing...but I get what you mean by the stages--I have experienced the initial pieces of it, I have to confess. But overcoming it is also an enriching process. I find myself getting more deeply grounded within myself!

VST said...

@Bhavana: Life cycles are hardly intercepted. Yet I find it nice that this blog happens to be a platform for writers like you to reflect upon. Feel at home...

Swarnali said...

A very enlightening post!! I have seen many people who started as writing for their own pleasure and to express their opinions and ideas to the world turning slaves to the audience...forgetting their originality of thought and trying to win the audience's acceptance...trying to please them. I somehow always wish they keep writing for themselves and not for the readers.