The Un­known Jour­ney of the Writer

Storizen Magazine - - Indulge Storizen -

Ire­mem­ber the day at school when I used to write funny po­ems and short sto­ries that used to make all my friends laugh and end­ing up with the teacher pun­ish­ing us. The first love poem to my crush and then her com­plaint to our class teacher, those mem­o­ries I still cher­ish.

Writ­ing a story /poem was just a mere way of ex­press­ing my­self. My first story was pub­lished in 2008 when pub­lish­ing into a book was a for­eign con­cept as self-pub­lish­ing hadn't taken over the mar­ket then. The joy of see­ing your work printed into a book was the ul­ti­mate hap­pi­ness.

Af­ter writ­ing for var­i­ous mag­a­zines, books, pe­ri­od­i­cals, and web­sites I de­cided to write my first book and get it pub­lished. The thought seemed like a smooth cake walk but then get­ting it pub­lished was a big deal. Years later when I look back today, I see an al­to­gether dif­fer­ent ap­proach to­wards writ­ing and pub­lish­ing and the road made easy to es­tab­lish one­self with enor­mous medi­ums read­ily avail­able.

Over the years, I have learned that in­di­vid­ual thoughts and ideas are that one thing that makes you stand out. There are plenty of peo­ple around the world who wants to share their lives but un­for­tu­nately they don't get the op­por­tu­nity and af­ter all, every­one has a story but every­one is not a writer. Some sto­ries are buried deep within while some shine up in the open get­ting crit­i­cally ac­claimed while some be­ing best­sellers.

The most im­por­tant things are how you write and how your reader per­ceives you. Your read­ers are your big­gest crit­ics and your big­gest sup­port­ers.

Once your reader gets im­pressed then they will long for your works. As a reader, I have waited for my favourite au­thor's book, just to touch feel and read them.

As a writer, I feel to­tally sat­is­fied when some­one ap­proaches me for an au­to­graph or some­one tags me in a post .It is a happy feel­ing to be able to con­nect with your read­ers.

To all the up­com­ing writer, peo­ple want a sim­ple story, a heart touchy story, and a story in which they see them­selves as the main pro­tag­o­nist. Con­nect with your read­ers and even­tu­ally, you will grow af­ter all it's not the sales that de­fine you but the num­ber of peo­ple who have been in­spired and touched.

Bernard D'sa is an au­thor, poet, ed­i­tor and a se­rial en­tre­pre­neur. The best­selling au­thor of Sym­phonies of Love. He writes for var­i­ous philo­soph­i­cal jour­nals and so­cial mag­a­zines. Apart from be­ing a writer, he is also in­volved in NGO ac­tiv­i­ties. He is the Founder and CEO of Rain­drops Inc.

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