What exists if not our observation? Sometimes, mindful, but most times, just mindless observations. Tying our stories to the places we’ve been, the conversations we’ve eavesdropped on, the queer faces we’ve seen, the secrets we’ve stepped on. That’s the birth-ground to our stories.
Having a natural instinct to observe the tiniest happenings around you may help you in ways you may not have experienced yet. But it aids your writing. Nature has a queer way of communicating. Take out time and see what’s around. I do believe that other than reading, it is curious observation that sparks a writer’s imagination.
And if writers stop observing, they’re finished, quite literally. So said Hemingway too.
What do you think? How crucial is having an inclination to observe things happening around us; especially, for a writer? Do share your thoughts below.
Happy writing, till we meet next.
Until then, carpe diem! 🙂