Saturday, August 13, 2011


Who do we write for? The answer is simple: we write for ourselves and for 'an audience'. Every writer cares for this 'audience'; those he can see and those he cannot but all come together with his writings.

I have seen people that write and then hide their art fearing it is not good enough to be shared with the audience. And then there are those prolific writers that are good at writing and engaging the audience. So 'the audience' is crucial to a writer. I personally look forward to comments left by my audience and it gives me a good feeling that someone took the time to read what I composed. For that, I am ever grateful.. In return, I too take time out of my busy schedule to say a few words to them. This builds an important bond between writer and the audience.

This is a busy world. But to let another person know that he/she is appreciated for what he/she has done, or has written, painted or made is equally important and encouraging. Every person floats once awhile on an encouraging word....if you offer it.


  1. I am one of those who "hides", I suppose. It just seems as if it is all so subjective and I can never decide on the direction I want to go (not on one piece of writing, but in general).I find myself constantly questioning my motives and this seems to be my over-riding theme.

    Then there is the feed-back paradox. I want it, but then I resent the fact that I do. It feels as if even when I write something that MAY be ok, I find it to be unacceptable. I have three short-stories I am trying to write (one as a co-author) and there are days I think of them and shudder. Far as I can tell, it is a fear of falling below my on expectation.Aaaargh!
    August 18, 2011 7:40 AM

  2. Ioannis thanks for reading and commenting.. I would like to stress the fact that you are a very talented writer. You have the ability to bring your ideas together with the perfect vocabulary and rich images that immediately strikes the reader. Your work is original and holds the reader till the end. This my friend, is a feat in itself and it is a blessing. I envy you for your talent and wish I could do the same magic. I have good ideas but my imagery and vocabulary are simple as evident in my art. I highly encourage you on your endeavors. please write whatever crap comes to your mind as what you think is crap is actually rich art; have you ever heard of "another man's trash is my treasure"??
    August 20, 2011 11:27 AM

  3. Yes, the truth is I go spells without being "active" in the blogospere, so I must say it was very considerate of you to send me this message directly, Marjaan. The wording was also very direct, and I am deeply appreciative. It is the quintessence of good fortune that I am the recipient of such genuine encouragement. Your words seem to cap-off an all-around positive day. I revised the last blog-post (so many changes had to be made! Is it not revealing to revisit a work after a time?) and now I think it is not so bad. Furthermore, I finished a shot that I plan to utilize in my inaugural submission attempt. I am very excited. If I acheive anything,it is because of the wonderful encouragement from people such as yourself. We shall always be are own worst critic.

    Thank you so very much!
    August 20, 2011 5:39 PM

  4. Marjaan...Thank you so much for posting this piece. I was once very "nervous" about posting my writing. But I found that people I've never met appreciate my attempt and can help me through my anxiety by kind and support encouragement.
    September 4, 2011 9:40 AM