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Fiction Writer Interview – Question 1

Hello everyone! Hope all’s well this Saturday.

The weather’s turning around and I’m relieved that spring is sneaking in.

Writers love to write and also talk about writing. I know I do! Can’t stop once I start.

I had the pleasure of talking to Ms. Riya Yadav, a young poetess who also creates podcasts.

Check out her work on Instagram @realitybyriya.

She was kind enough to interview me and we had a great time chatting about writing.

Laughs and smiles included. Who talks about their passion with a straight face?

Her first question to me was – What inspires a writer to first start writing?

Oooohhh! A tough one. But I think I managed.

Watch me answer this with poise and grace. (Well, at least I tried. Gimme a break.)

I’ll be back with more interesting questions.


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35 Comments on “What Inspires A Writer To Start Writing?

  1. Wow, it’s so cool to see you speaking, Terveen! The video is captioned/sub-titled, too, so my deafness didn’t come into play. This clip was really revealing with regards to your writing journey. I can most definitely relate to your writing because of sadness. It’s why I write, too, and it helps. It may not fix the problems, but it acts as a pressure release valve, and sometimes beauty can come from it. Thanks for this. It really resonates with me on a deep level. 🙂

    • You said it so beautifully, Mike. Pain can often turn into something so wonderful. It just depends on how one deals with it. Hopefully, with strength and optimism. I’m glad you were able to relate and I hope the next question will be more interesting than this one. Stay tuned. 🙂

  2. I resonate with that answer, for you know, I say writing is therapeutic! what is difficult to say to others is easier to write…plus there won’t be another interrupting voice except the one in your own head who the conversation started with…lol… you my dear lady are a natural 🥳🦋

    • Thanks so much, Tony. We all have to find that spark among the ashes. It’s not impossible and one must never give up. I agree. What is difficult to say is much easier to write and more healing. Keep writing and keep that voice alive. 🙂

  3. I could listen to you speaking about writing forever. Loved it. And anyway : One should never ask a writer such questions, unless there’s indefinite time and a good supply of tea and biscuits. 🤓

    • Haha! I love that, Britta. Tea and biscuits could really set the mood for some whys and whens and oh wells. I think time would also cut in and have to say – take a break now! 🙂

  4. English teachers always know. My high school one knew I would be a writer. I love that phrase, we write in order to release ourselves

  5. Congratulations on being interviewed by Yadav, Terveen. I think you said it well. Beautiful writing do start with someone experiencing sadness. Best wishes, shobana.

  6. Absolutely love your video. Yes, the sadness. I totally agree. I sometimes think it’s because of my battling parents who never paid attention to me inspired me to write since I want to find my tribe and my audience. Thank you for sharing. And love your youtube and instagram.

    • Thank you so much, Haoyan. Yes, we often want to disassociate from the pain and make healthier connections. Writing connects us to our thoughts, then to words, then to prospective readers. It’s a beautiful process. 🙂

  7. I think your answer was quite relatable and honest! A lot of people turn the opposite of what they feel in writing probably to move away from that state of mind but sadness yes, can be moving, it can channelize your thoughts into some coherent structure allowing you to pour them out there for others to see and witness…

    • That’s such a lovely way of saying it, Deepak. Finding the light in the darkness is possible only when we have the urge to search for a way out. Channelizing the negative into something positive is so important. Energies are recyclable. Thank you for the wise words. 🙂

  8. Resonates with us all, Terveen. The escape from sadness, processing emotions, and the relief to share and connect with other human beings, I think is an important function of sharing our stories through the written word. I look forward to more questions and answers; oh, and some more puns! Haha! 😁

    • Haha! Thank you so much, Jeff. I totally agree with you. It starts off as giving oneself a medium to express and then that becomes sharing with others and a way to communicate and convey ideas, thoughts, and opinions. It’s really beautiful to be able to use words in such a positive way. 🙂

  9. Thank you for sharing this, Terveen. I am always interested in the stories behind writing and writers as they always add depth to what appears on the page. I think writing eventually finds us in some way.

    • Thank you so much, Davy. Writing comes from a deep place inside and many writers may not realize this, but they bare themselves upon the page and their words frame what they verbally may hesitate to express about themselves and their life experiences. 🙂

      • Thank you, T.G. You are very kind. God keeps me going!

        I’d like to email you about what happened to my writings and publication.

        Sometimes I don’t get all my notifications on WordPress. So, I’d prefer to email you. ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

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