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What Inspires You To Write?


What is it that keeps your pen to the papers, day after day, and your tired fingers glued to those keys and eyes staring at the cursor as your repeatedly press the [Backspace] button, trying to make the first draft better?

I would like to share with you three such things which inspire me to write.

Joy


 [Picture Courtesy: My Aaji (granny) and Rishann - neighbour's grandson]

Every time I see this picture, I remember what my friend Raj once said after seeing it, "Here are two lives: one which has seen what is life is all about and the second which is totally a blank slate, unaware."

Seeing such moments of joy leaves me want to describe everything about them.

Truth


[Picture taken at Malvan, District: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra]

Truth is bitter but important. Imagine talking ideal and good things, about how life is awesome - and suddenly your car halts to ask direction and there is this man toiling hard in his field at noon with the buffaloes grazing in the background.

It is as if the car AC has shut down. You know you can't ignore what you have seen - there are several men toiling like this to provide for all of us.

We never know when truth will pull us down on the ground from our lofty ideas with a thud. The Last Nomad is meant to be one such story.

Magnificience

[Picture taken at Fort Sindhudurg, 2011 - District: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra]

What inspired men to build such huge, impossible seeming buildings and structures when the only way achieving it was toiling hard?

It is when we stand gaping at something huge and majestic, we realize how tiny we are with our petty ambitions and desires. And in that moment when thoughts seem absent we find our minds tinkling with a new story.

What inspires you to write? Do share in the comments below or on the Facebook page.

One thing I have realized in my short experience as a blogger and author which is exactly what Jodi Picoult, the author of Salem Falls, has said.

'The act of reading is a partnership. The author builds a house, but the reader makes it a home.'

The Last Nomad, my new novella published by Partridge India, is live!

Watch more about the book on Youtube or
listen on SoundCloud.

It is presently available on:
Pothi and Amazon


Flipkart
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You can also save it on Goodreads' shelf and share with your friends.

- हेरंब
ISupportNAAM


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