George Orwell lists “four great motives for writing” in his famous essay Why I Write?.
1. Sheer egoism: “desire to seem clever”
2. Aesthetic enthusiasm : “pleasure in the impact of one sound on another”
3. Historical Impulse ; “desire to see things as they are, to find out true facts and store them up for the use of posterity.”
4. Political Purpose : “desire to push the world in a certain direction”
So, tell us.. Why you write?
The moment the conversation shifts towards my interest in writing, I am greeted by reactions that are pretty much baffling and invariably end up as talk stoppers.
—- By Ambalika Bhattacharya
Armed with degrees in engineering and communication as well as having worked in many well known institutions, she has seen quite a
bit and learned quite a lot.
Author of the book “In Focus ” You Adored, Me Ignored “
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