Wednesday, September 17, 2008

depth of hell pours forth tirade of words

Is there a book you’d love to read that hasn’t been written? What do you love reading about, and how could you write about it? What fascinates you that could become the subject for your next story, essay, poem, or blog post?

As I like to read books from varied genres, I wouldn't say that the book I would love to read hasn't been published. What do I really like to read? I like to read about history. A novel with strong historical facts interests me very much. That way I get to learn about history along with constraints of that particular period.
I read about human endurance where characters with much providence and forsight can go to any length. I also like travel books and stream of consciousness novels. One thing that truly fascinates me, is the internal dialogues. It keeps me hooked and makes me connect with that character as I talk in my mind all the time! Many a times, I prefer to read character driven novels. Even dark characters. Because without darkness, we can't appreciate light.

As for as saying what would interest me to write my next post? I don't know. Many a times, I meticulously compose a poem in my mind and when it is time to execute it on paper, I simply go the other way. My words all scattered, yet with a semblance of order. Sometimes I tend to get a little dark and write pertaining to that. Or I take up any issue and write about that. Last Sunday I wrote a poem on terrorism after the Delhi serial bombings. I can't predict what is going to inspire me. Sometimes depth of hell pours forth tirade of words. Sometimes joyful state dries it all up. How can I say where the wind blows? Nonetheless, as long as I write everything seems to be ok. When words refuse to come, I feel it is sort of death. I hope it makes sense.

What propels you to read or write? Are reading and writing related for you?

An aside: Don't you agree title is important? I bet this title would lead many a reader to visit my blog! Wot say? *grin*

Another aside: 3WW is very much there. Thanks Thom G, for taking it over.


14 comments:

Bobbi said...

"How can I say where the wind blows?" I think this is true of any writer.

I love the title of this post!

sage said...

yes, your title is catchy! There's enough books that I want to read than for me to lust over the book that's not been written. As for internal dialogues, have you read Richard Russo's "Empire Falls?"

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

I got here looking at you're title so ur right about that. Anyway I found your blog really interesting. I like charactar driven works too because that makes you identify with the book. Anyway for my blog I just write what i would have in my daily journal..a sort of whats troubling/pleasing me today kind of thing.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

((((Gautami)))))

No matter how little or how much you write, it is always great.

Rose

xo

Preethi said...

yeah the title is quite riveting!!!

: Sometimes depth of hell pours forth tirade of words. Sometimes joyful state dries it all up. How can I say where the wind blows? Nonetheless, as long as I write everything seems to be ok. When words refuse to come, I feel it is sort of death. "

That makes a lot of sense!! You put it so well!!

Annamari said...

'Many a times, I prefer to read character driven novels.'
I see your point here, after all what you can not have a good story about poor characters...

tumblewords said...

Yes, indeed - that's one TITLE! Thoughtful post - one does wonder what causes the muse to burst free and at other times to hide in the jungle. I struggled with today's piece...

Linda Jacobs said...

A very interesting and thoughtful piece! And a cool way of using the words!

TD said...

To your question, I say that reading and writing are very much connected for me. Almost as if I begin to catch phrases that an author uses.

I must admit that I had to read your entry a couple times. At first, I didn't get it. Can't say exactly what I didn't get, but I didn't. Then, each time I re-read, the words seemed to blossom more and more until they made sense. 'I feel it is sort of death.' So true.

anthonynorth said...

I'm a bit like you. I tend to write what I feel like on that day. The prompts are good for discipline, but I do hate having to write something in a way decided by somebody else.

BK said...

I have been thinking about the connection between my reading and my writing since I began thinking and writing this post and I have to agree that I don't connect my reading passions with my writing. I love both but I don't think I write at all like the authors I love, and that's okay.
Bonnie

Becca said...

Hmm, a book about an historical character told through their inner dialogue...I'd read that!

Veens said...

Sometimes depth of hell pours forth tirade of words. Sometimes joyful state dries it all up. How can I say where the wind blows? Nonetheless, as long as I write everything seems to be ok. When words refuse to come, I feel it is sort of death. I hope it makes sense.

ohh that makes a HELL lot of sense... and I feel the same ... most of the times!

and that title... is sure catchy :)

Veens said...

ohh and I forgot to giv you the link to mine :)

Charm

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