Presently biding my time : If that’s a question, yes – presently biding my time
As I secretly follow my dream of : leading a life filled with euphoria. (Kidding. I’ll settle for plain happiness too)
As good as : they come. And then some more
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 5 September – 14 November, 2015
My Website : I write at Out of Breath
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
Why did I join? When I applied, it wasn’t because I thought I’d be accepted. It was more out of a desire to get myself to do something about this need to write, that I’d harbored within myself.
Being accepted into the programme was super surprising, to say the least – and opened up the possibility of writing as a more serious pursuit, beyond a few occasional blog posts. 12 weeks of writing and re-writing at The Attic made me realize that it wasn’t going to be easy!
Writing used to be a one-off activity, resulting in something that I’d probably never go back to. I’ve now learnt that that is but the first step in a long drawn process, and that re-writing is as important as writing – if not more. There is a process to writing that goes beyond what one perceives to be just an intellectual exercise as an amateur. Write, re-write, repeat.
Reflection and improvement are skills that are as essential to life, as they are to writing.
Rahul longs to become a storyteller. A longing that he hopes will not be short lived. In this arduous pursuit, he is even ready to make up tales. Tall tales. He is a sucker for all manner of stories – be it short stories of longing, or long stories that need shortening. He is trudging a path that is going to be, in short, a long story. That, one could say, is the long and short of it.
Rahul’s reading of his part as author of the collaborative fiction piece, “A Pound of Flesh”