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My writing journey from start to now

My Writing Journey from start to Now

The universe is of opportunity, miracles, and coincidence, where words are more powerful than actions. It interest every sane person who has a keen eye for nature, natural phenomenon, and the birth of creativity.

For the last ten years, I am concerned with words. Wordsmithing is rewarding in the sense that it directs us to our unlimited potentials.

Today, I want to discuss some of the main points about my writing and life as a writer.

Let me take you in the background, where I started this journey, and I don’t know where it will take me. However, I don’t want to be a billionaire through writing. But the lesser is not on my list.

This creativity started when I was in third grade when I participated in a speech competition in our school. It was the turning point for me to develop an interest in reading books even beyond my grasp.

I am always thankful and proud of my dad because he had great taste in books. I started reading books, and I had an Oxford dictionary with me and the Urdu dictionary named Firoz ul lughat. My father taught me how to use a dictionary.

At first, I started reading religious books; then, I transitioned to literature; as a great fan of Dr. Iqbal, the east poet, my father had every single book of him except the Persian ones. So, I started reading all those books. After reading all those books, I started reading daily newspapers.

As a teacher and educational instructor, my father had a keen interest in my personal and intellectual excellence, and he tried to nourish it with questions and discussion.

My cross-questioning were handled by him patiently. I had a lot of questions like every child; I was curious about everything. I feel sorry about those times when I think about the past. I was hard on my parents, especially father and teachers.

At those times, my cross-questioning would annoy people, especially my teachers. However, I never stopped asking, and I never quit learning. Up to this date, I am a curious student of life and everything around me. Now there is a difference that now I ask myself questions and then try to answer those questions.

When I was in grade five, I started performing in my school co-curricular activities, including speech competition, acted in dramas, and started joining school basketball, football, and badminton team.

As a result, as the head proctor of our school. In the absence of PTI (Physical training instructor), I was responsible for carrying on assembly activities giving them cautions. I was first to come and last to leave.

It played a vital role in my leadership abilities and motivated me to set an example for others. It helped me to relieve my abilities. It boosted my confidence, and my questions become more fierce because now I had references.

My favorite place in the school was now a library. I left games, other activities and devoted myself to reading. Taking notes and quoting references in my conversation among my school mates and teachers made me more prominent and intellectually challenging. Now they prepared lessons and came to face my questions.

In those years, we had a music teacher named Sanober khan thrilled my imagination for writing humorous poetry for our upcoming school event. It kicked me to start writing. Then I started writing diaries; in my eighth grade, I began writing essays and poetry in English and Urdu.

In 9th and 10th grade, I started writing features for magazines. In college, my essays were popular among teachers and students, as well as the examiners, would appreciate my style of writing in language and literature classes. It made me keener to study books. Sometimes I missed the classes just to complete what I had to start reading.

In our academy, we had thousands of books. I was the only person there reading those books which were abandoned for decades. I remember I issued a previously issued book in the 1980s, and I was issuing it in 2009.

It would not be a Justice if I didn’t mention librarians’ roles; they cooperated with me in my exploring process of the world of books.

I wished I had a superpower of reading; I always thought and still think that so that life is too short, our time is limited, but there are more books to read.

I dream that the technology to be so advanced that we could download and install unlimited books in our limitless mindS to know what is possible for us.

Alas, I may not see this happen in my life, but I hope our next generation will see this miracle happening.

I owe special thanks to my teacher and social worker Ghulam Hussain, who and his colleagues build the library in our home town, the first nursery for my interest and creativity to blossom.

I also owe my special thanks to my friend Khaizar Haider who provided me dozens of books from their library. A special thanks go to my father for paying for my books, giving me space to read and write.

After college, I left home town and took admission to the university, and its giant collection of books made me a fan of it. Departmental seminar libraries helped me preparing for success in my academic subjects and nurturing my creativity. I am thankful to all librarians there; I was the first person there and the last one to leave upon their requests.

I have collected hundreds if not thousands of books-after an introduction to digital books; I had a great collection of books too. This year, I have selected more than 2 thousand books for the next 5 to 10 years while doing my business.

Authoring and editing more than a hundred books and dozens of titles to work on to publish as ebooks, audio or paper, and hardcover books on academics, education, business, politics, psychology, society, religion, success, and motivation. Apart from this, I write daily blogs and other content for websites and blogs.

So, This was my journey, and there is no sure destination; however, I still think that in my grave or life after death will be just a passage to a great library where every book will be available. And there will be no call for daily chores, and I will read forever. What do you think about my journey? Let me know in the comments below.. See you next time.

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