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Writer – The Toughest Job

Being a writer is never an easy task as people think it is. It’s generally thought that a writer just sits idle on a couch like a potato. The only work she does, is to type. But let me remind you that ‘a mental exercise is more laborious than a physical one’. A writer goes through hundreds of emotions, drives through thousands of thinking processes and comes out with the filter piece of writing in the paper.

You might question what’s the difference between a writer and an ordinary person’s thoughts? Let me tell you, everyone thinks but not all can be a writer. Everyone at some point of time must have some thoughts embedded in their mind but they must have never expressed it due to various reasons. But a writer gives life, shape and the essence of words to those inanimate thoughts through the power of her thinking and imagination. Getting a thought but not expressing it is same as knowing the ingredients of a recipe but not cooking it.

A writer’s mind is always occupied. She searches for inspiration and ideas in every sector and every corner of the world. When she gets an inspiration, it’s not the end of her struggle. She starts to frame it with words, diction, phrases and try to connect to the readers through her piece of emotions.

Sometimes she writes and tears away the pages or use the backspace key because she is not satisfied with her own self. But she never gives up. Think of the burdensome efforts she puts to note down her own emotions on the paper.

Sometimes, she even exchanges her place with other just to experience the pain, anguish or merry the other person is going through and how beautifully she even craves that person’s emotions. A writer plays with words and she sometimes tells her story by replacing ”I with he/she”. She has the power to destroy and to build, to give fame and to defame, to create peace and to create war. Above all, the hard work she does, she goes through criticisms but I forgot to mention she is ambitious and courageous. She absorbs thinks that takes place around her and rise through all odds.

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Seyashree Mohapatra

A writer and a poet by birth. follow my writing on emotions and reflections


Anonymous · March 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

“She even exchanges her place with other just to experience the pain”.
You are so right. In that process we have to go through emotional mood swings as well which is indeed a tough one.

faith'spen · March 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

I love this.

Maya Jagjivan · March 16, 2018 at 2:49 am

Brilliantly written!

Shayra · March 18, 2018 at 12:08 am

Totally agree with you

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