Trial that we started four days back is beginning towards its end today.
If you missed the last session, you can have a look at Do we become what we read?
Let the final session of trial begin.
The subject in question is – Does what we write reflect us? Truth be told – No, not completely. Yes, completely. Confusing, right? It would be as this plain question has all but fuzziness in its answer.
This hearing would last only for, probably two minutes, unlike the last one. So yes, you can take a sigh of relief.
If you are a huge fan of suspense, you probably are familiar with ‘Gone Girl’. Yes, the one by Gillian Flynn. During an interview, after novel’s huge success, Flynn faced a plain question expectant of an interesting answer. The question was – You are a happily married woman, expecting sometime soon, then how did Amy, the gone girl, the unhappily-married, retaliation-driven woman came into existence through your pen? (Wordings of the above question are nothing close to the original one asked by the interviewer, but the crux is same.) What she answered I don’t remember (sorry to disappoint you), but my point here is that a happily-married woman can also write about a devilish, havoc-creator woman.
There have been writers who are not much of believers of love, but still dish out novels in the genre of red romance. I would prefer to not to take any names.
Though there always are some real elements present in our sub-conscious mind, about which even the writer is unaware of until he/she has jotted them down on the paper.
But basically all that is needed is heights of imagination and the factual data (if it’s not fantasy) on how a devil would think and act, or how a depressed person would act in certain situations, or how a back-stabber would react on being confronted, only to mention a few. Well, this is a case when you are writing a fiction, a fantasy, anything but not non-fiction.
When you sit down to pour your heart out, an entirely different thing than taking the flight of one’s imagination, on sheet, or technically on keyboard, it entirely and nakedly reveals the YOU as a person. This fact was pretty obvious, I know. But mentioning it would provide a head-start to the almost closure of this hearing.
When you knit down a short story (fictional one), that whole story might reflect you, if you choose to get reflected, or even the shadow of whole story might not maunder around you, or certain parts of the story might reflect your personality, again, if you have chosen it to do so. You might never know when a writer has tagged his/her reality as fiction and vice-versa. There is always a guesswork going on; supposition meandering around. And guess what? This is the most lovable part of writing fiction by me. When you present all the fruits you have on a plate, but the ones looking at them unable to identify which ones are real and which ones are just for fancy decoration. How can anybody just not love the idea of presenting oneself as a baring soul, yet fully covered? It amazes me, this idea.
So, what you write might reflect your personality, as much as you let it reflect. It depends on the writer of the content, if he/she wants himself or herself become vulnerable to those curious eyes, those inquisitive minds; if he/she chooses to be subjected to as an open book, promulgating himself or herself that way, it’s completely a subjective choice.
Moral would be – What we write MIGHT reflect us, as well as MIGHT NOT too. When we write, we can say it all without shredding any covering from ourselves, or if we wish, we can make our real raw selves stand out through our writing. It is as subjective as that.
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