ATTRIBUTES OF REAL/TRUE WRITER
Well, one needs to have a sensitive heart to turn into a good writer.The ability to write well is god-gifted.
You don’t need to be a professor of English Literature or a serious academician to be a good writer.Had that been the case,the world would have seen only grammarians and academicians in the writer’s shoes.
Even you don’t need to be storehouse of facts to be an impressive writer.Just look at the style of writing of the Leftist people.They love facts and when you read their ”realistic stories” you feel like vomiting!
I don’t know what are the other elements that lead to creation of an impressive piece but I am quite sure that if you don’t have a sensitive heart you can never emerge as a successful writer.
I am also quite sure that owning a PHD also does not grants anyone the license to pose as a writer.All you need is a beautiful mind besides a beautiful heart.
A writer is more interested in putting in words what he has experienced or felt.To verify the facts or be madly conscious about the details is not a task of a writer but an intellectual.Here again I feel intellectuals are not always writers.So ”what you know” should get replaced by ”what you have felt” if we are interested in talking about making of a real writer.
For instance I might I have not read volumes about science of romance or might not have heard experiences of other people involved in intimate relationship with a woman but if I have fallen in deep with deep love with a woman or ,for that matter, I have gained some insight on intricacies involved in man-woman relationship without ever being in one such relationship I am sure I can come up with a brilliant piece only if know how to arrange words but sadly that’s something God gifted.
Additional input can serve the purpose but that’s not all the time essential.I think genuineness of what you have felt is all what you need to write a perfect piece.Facts are secondary.
And that’s why you find that reviewers who have written huge pieces on works of Premchand (a great Hindi writer) writer) have failed to write even a story half well written as Premchand.They had facts,huge so-called experiences as well, great knowledge of construction of sentences too etc...etc..But they did not emerge as great writers.Why?