Silence – a drug for writers

People say that when writers drink, the creative juices just flow in. When they take nicotine, the testosterone levels give them a high. They can write the most creative pieces in the most eloquent manner. I believe that SILENCE is a DRUG for a writer. The mind is occupied with fickle thoughts everytime. Being in silence for sometime takes you to a utopian world, where the thoughts that you wanted to portray in that beautiful canvas called a BOOK, draws a story through the PEN BRUSH.

With no absolute noises around, the mind takes a flight to that imaginary world, where only you and your thoughts can meet and decide what and how to put those creative thoughts to wonderful paragraphs that would take your readers for a literary ride. Hence, it is equivalent to a drug that gives an instant high to all the thoughts hidden somewhere in mind.

In the documentary titled ‘A year in the life of J.K. Rowling,’ the author is shown locking herself up in a hotel room with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ tag on her rooms door while writing the final chapters of The Deathly Hallows. The concentration and focus on the work is destroyed even with someone opening the door.

This is the fruit that silence can grow for writers if it’s nurtured carefully.

I always move away to a separate place when I write creative piece because SILENCE acts as a good deterrent for me.



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