An important part of every writer’s journey is the transition from seeing ourselves as “someone who writes” to seeing ourselves as writers. We asked all the Go Dog Go Baristas to tell us a little bit about their journey as a writer. We hope you enjoy learning more about the Baristas and are inspired by their stories.
When you did you start writing?
I started scribbling around two years back. Being a manager in the IT industry really took the best part of the day from me and I never got a moment to catch my thoughts. Initially, I used to write a poem here and there once in a month but since I have started my blog in August 2017 my creative juices have started flowing.
What kind of writing do you do?
I mostly write poetry, micro poetry and sometimes also do small articles on the subjects which are close to my heart.
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
Anything or everything which moves me in a certain way inspires me. It can be a song, a quote, a random paragraph from the book I’m reading, a sudden change in the day outside. At times, just looking at the people I love inspires me to write.
What are you current writing rituals/practices?
Mostly I prefer to write during the night-time when I can find some time exclusively for myself and also when the outside noises die down. But I recently wrote something sitting in a noisy restaurant in the middle of the day, so I guess I’m improving.
When did you start thinking of yourself as a writer?
In my opinion, every one of us is a writer by heart but the art of mesmerizing others with your personal experience through writing is a gift. I saw myself as a writer when I started getting the encouraging response from my readers and also when my works started getting accepted in a few literary collectives.
What are your future writing goals?
I have not chalked out a long drawn goal for my writing. Writing is very cathartic to me. But the idea to collaborate with more eminent writers and getting my small collection of poems published are the things I look for in the future.
To read more of Megha’s thoughts on writing, visit her piece Are you writing from the heart?
“A drop of ink may make a million think.” ― George Gordon Byron