Blog Tour Award: on Creative Process

Blog Tour Award: on Creative Process

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I was nominated by the wonderful Ruth whose poetry blog is hosted at I-read for the blog tour award in which I have to answer four questions about my creative writing process. Let’s hope this post doesn’t bore you ;). And thank you so much for this Ruth.

RULES

Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.

Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.

Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

1) WHAT I’M WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT:
At the moment, I am taking things one day at a time. No personal deadlines or goals, and I must say, that is the best decision I ever made. I’m focusing on writing for myself but at the same time, improving with every story/poem. I am slowly shifting out of my comfort zone by writing and sharing stories which is a big deal for me. And just balancing it all with the work load of school. So even though I’m not working on a specific thing at the moment, I feel like, my plate is (almost) full.

2) HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE?
Em, okay this is a hard one. When it comes to stories, most (if not all) of my fiction are actually based on true life events in one way or the other. I see things and interpret them in my one words and views, which is what I term realistically tragic. My poetry, on the other hand, I’d say is a circle. The last part of my poems are usually wrap-ups to the first part- so you find the beginning meshes in the end. How it differs with others? I’m not so sure, but I believe no two writers are the same so that in it self makes it different.

3) WHY DO I WRITE OR CREATE WHAT I DO?
This is a question I have asked myself time and time again. In fact, for those of you who have been following this blog for quite a while now, you’d recall that there are a number of poems I wrote solely on the question “why do I write?” And the truth is, I’m still searching for the answer. So to simply put it, I think for now, I write because I know nothing better; I write because writing and happiness go hand in hand for me. The paper is the one true friend that would always listen to my jumbles, with no perks and no judgement. And that I think is part of why I write. And honestly, to me, writing is not a “want”, it’s something that I “need” to do; writing has never been an option, it’s a necessity.

4) HOW DOES MY WRITING/ CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
I am inspired most times by “harsh reality”. The emotions of others are usually what spur my writing. I can be sitting in class and hear a few words spoken by others, and that’d be my inspiration. Or I could be walking on the street and see a couple fighting or a girl crying or just any kind of emotion (or lack) and that spurs my writing. The words begin to form and I just have to let them down in writing. I don’t have a specific time for writing, it doesn’t work for me that way. But sometimes when I seem to have a block, I force and push myself to write something. I stare at the pad screen and slowly I begin to fill it up with words. I like to think that sometimes our brains need a little push as well.

Now, I NOMINATE *drumrolls*
As I have been labelled “rule breaker” by a dear blogger friend of mine here, I figured well, why not break another rule. And also, I realise a lot of my followers host “award free blogs” so instead- I nominate every single one of you who has the time, to please accept this award. Oh yes, the Monday for submission is March 23. Can’t wait to read what tickles your creative bone 🙂