Thursday, January 05, 2006

Inspired Writing

I met a well-known Kannada writer and my burning desire to write good short stories got provoked to a great extent. But taming my mediocre brain to give complete entertaining stuff is a little difficult.

When the writer told me that she got the whole story in her mind with no effort on her part to think, including the character names, I was just amazed. Thought that this is a gifted talent and cannot be developed with our will and wish alone.

Still, I could to be content with my conclusion and tried writing short stories. I almost wrote two complete ones and realized they were not satisfactory.

She irritatedly complained about growing copycats in writers' world and blamed those who do inspired writing. While talking about inspired writing, I felt that there is a subtle difference between copying someone else's work and inspired by some theme and developing it in a different dimension to give a new stuff in entirety. While i did not brave to discuss my views with her, I am pouring it in the medium where I have all my liberty.

Whatever I write is inspired. Inspired by my own funny reactions to some situations and inspired by others behavior. Originality can be retained in how well the spark is developed and how interestingly it is put forth.

If our day-to-day happenings can inspire us, there is nothing wrong if we get inspired by someone's writing or a particular scene narrated in a long novel. Already I have noticed that there is a connection between our reading habits and writing skills. As we read books, the grip on our language becomes stronger.

Given a deep thought, i can conclude that one is not technically and morally wrong in doing it. Because, how many writers can claim that they generate the story in their mind? Most often, people think of their own, having a predetermined plot in their mind. It is really rare to find someone who generates story just as one prepares laddu in kitchen.

As long as the inspiration is not wide enough to completely encroach others idea, an author has the right to get inspired by someone else's work also.

12 Comments:

Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

hi vasumathi, thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, January 06, 2006 4:53:00 AM  
Blogger Tantalising Tycoon said...

Hi Vasu,

The below lines are good. but this is a very delayed blog.

"As long as the inspiration is not wide enough to completely encroach others idea, an author has the right to get inspired by someone else's work also."

Regards
Pramodh

Friday, January 06, 2006 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Naveen said...

Vasu, I was just hopping around and ended up here!

My Project Lead's name is Vasumathi too:) Hoping you are not her :)

Friday, January 06, 2006 2:41:00 PM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

@ aswin : :)

@ Pramodh: why do u say it is a delated blog? i do not get ur point.

@ Naveen: hi, i am not ur proj. lead. :)

Sunday, January 08, 2006 1:36:00 AM  
Blogger Tantalising Tycoon said...

Hi Vasu,

I Meant that u have blogged after a longtime. Nothing else..

Regards
Pramodh

Sunday, January 08, 2006 5:27:00 AM  
Blogger Naveen said...

Hi Vasu,

I'm glad and sad at the same time to know that you are not my proj lead :)

Anyways, a nice post!!

Monday, January 09, 2006 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Sarada said...

Hi Vasu,

Good one! sorry to have used the same comment again and agsin but I tool feel the same as you in this topic.

Take Care,
Sarada

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:23:00 PM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

@ Saradha: :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger tamw said...

Pls Continue writing!!!!!
Seriously ur short stories were good. Dont let us down plsssss

Monday, February 20, 2006 7:48:00 AM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

@ tamw: thanks for ur encouraging words tamw. i will be back soon. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Reshma said...

I agree, what we read cannot but seep into what we write.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 7:48:00 AM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

Thanks for dropping in reshma. and for agreeing with me too :)

Monday, April 03, 2006 8:07:00 PM  

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