Sunday, July 8, 2012

Women Writer

One of my good and true friends suggests me recently that I should start writing…hmm...

I mean start writing a novel…start doing something big.

I don’t mind…but what about when I read few of the writer’s suicidal it became a bit cloudy to me that why one write when even writing does not give us the reason for life?

George Orwell thinks that people write for three reasons,

1) Sheer Egoism: Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, to get your own back on the grown-ups who snubbed you in childhood, etc., etc.

2) Aesthetic enthusiasm: Perception of beauty in the external world, or, on the other hand, in words and their right arrangement.

3) Political purpose: Using the word ‘political’ in the widest possible sense. Desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other peoples’ idea of the kind of society that they should strive after. Once again, no book is genuinely free from political bias. The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude.

But we should not forget that George Orwell was a man…yes…and it is very easy for men to start writing under the influence of any of the above reasons.

What about the women writer?

Most of the famous women writers revealed their gender once their fiction get the world’s attention and people showed the interest to know the real writer.

 It seems that women writers also have the same reasons in mind when they started their fiction but they knew that if they come up with their own name…people will give their views less attention or may be not even consider them worth reading or following.

I will talk about Jane Eyre here….which have a definite and a clear attack on the Western Society of early 19th Century. I still feel the thrill in my bones that what would have happened to dear Charlotte Bronte if she had not published the book with the pen name Currer Bell?

What my point is that women writer too have the tendency to captivate…change and have a definite political sense when they put their pen into writing but people still don’t have the patience…courage and forbearance to accept the dictation from a woman.

So when I read the Virginia Woolf statement that, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”.

I said to myself…hmm…its not only the money and room I need…I need the readers who can forbear me because if I write…I will write so wrong about men….hmmm….

Just kidding...hmm....


  1. Thinking,

    Read 3 pending posts. Superpower made me have a good laugh in the end. Nice old video. Women writers tend to be taken less seriously though they write well.

    Take care

  2. When taken this subject into account, I could never really put these thoughts into words without "writing so wrong about men". I enjoyed this post because it really portrays so many things into one.

  3. Apart from the psychological factors, women and men must write to amuse others or guide others through sharing actual experiences.
    If there is substance, no need to beg for quantity of readers - it's the quality that matters. And I always find quality in your write ups.
    You may write against men--you are most welcome but if the purpose is to polish them.
    Fact is men are slow to become mature while women are more mature at the early age.
    Women have emotional problems but men have patience problem. Both must learn to understand each other.

  4. i write to make my inside visible to you.... i write for my self satisfaction.... and i am a women....

  5. I think a woman too has ego, needs a boast to enthusiasm and definitely needs to state her point loud - political or not. I guess I need to write a post on why I write :)

  6. I think as women (and men too) if we write from a place of compassion, love, honesty with an intention to share the truth of the moment as we understand it as we are can only be for blessing. And those who read what we have written will feel that...if we inspire just one other person to be their whole self unveiled for the world to witness, to truly see, it is well worth the work of writing. I've been thinking of gathering my poems and photos into a book and in discernment as to clarifying my intention to do so...and this is why I have not dived in quite yet...I do not want it to be for fame or politics, for an ego boost...but with true generosity...hearts touching hearts. If you want to write and to do so from love, you can only bring more light into the world.

  7. I think one must stick only to "Do something worth writing or write something worth doing"

    Good post. Made me ponder.

  8. An excellent piece of creative writing -enjoyed very much! Keep posting in similar vein!