…. that is virtually me. Since, Arti Honrao published the last volume of the Writer’s Ezine, I am like a lost lamb in the woods. I am still reading a lot but there is no more inspiration, no more deadlines. My last set of comprehensive reading was of Tahir Shah’s work, primarily because I wanted to submit a post on this engaging writer and his miraculous travelling experience. I have read his works but I never got down to writing the article that still traverses my mind. There was no Writer’s Ezine to publish it.
I am quite a disciplined person, when it comes to work. I am organized and I love to work within deadlines. It keeps me focussed and most importantly encouraged. I lost the Pole star with the curtain call on the Writer’s Ezine. By March 2016, I was losing my “sanity.” I felt disoriented and depressed. there was a certain creative fire brewing within me and the only way to quell it was to write. Write for whom, remained the pertinent question!
In 2016, I joined Twitter and entered the #brunchbookchallenge by @htbrunch, wherein a reader had to read and tweet about 24 books within the year. An interesting challenge for a prolific reader like me and by April, I was halfway through the book count. I read some amazing books and shared a few thoughts on @htbrunch.
Using Twitter brought me back to one of my earlier dabbles with nanofiction or mirco fiction. I have always loved this genre because I feel it is a writer’s ultimate challenge to keep it short and meaningful. As a professional technical writer, my job entails keeping writing crisp, clear, and concise. And nano fiction brings the same set of instructions to the table, with the beauty of art, and the flavor of literature.
So, I embarked upon this journey and opened a lonely @tweetoeuvre account. The name suggests that it will be a collection of my literary tweets. Soon after starting this account the stories started pouring out. There are amazing stories lined up in each and every moment, and Twitter is just the right medium to get the stories flowing, smoothly, easily, and with a challenge of comprehensive writing. Its a great art to indulge in. Its bringing me out my low phase.
Interestingly, I had written about how Facebook Stole My Blog and kept me away from personal writing and my blog. I still agree with it but I think moving on to Twitter is going to bring me back full circle to a world of writing. And its going to bring me back to my blog so that I can showcase more of my work. Such are the strange ways of social media and the various tools it employs.
As I draw closer to the written word, the universe also conspired in my favor. I got two simultaneous opportunities to read and review the work of new writers. Self-published author, Vasant Dave’s book Trade Winds to Meluhha is keeping me engaged. Another book will soon be reaching me. The lost writer seems to have found herself. May the written word remain strong and vibrant!
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