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I had always enjoyed writing and reading what I had written. The bad outcome of this ‘fulfilling’ habit was this – I became the only reader who mattered. Soon my articles began to get complicated. They started flowing in lengthier, meandering paths. (Hey that felt good!) Initially it was the ‘non-English-enjoying’ group that moved out. Then it slowly began to encompass others – one at a time.
While I used to get inputs from so many quarters about my articles – suddenly they became a trickle. Well, that did not bother me – for I believed my writing was for a ‘choice’ crowd. In my writer’s scale of success – fewer readers meant I was a ‘wanted’ writer! Yeah, well…the few became nearly nothing – with even my admirers deciding to read my articles ‘later-on’. Then I chanced upon a course that had in its very introduction – the ‘No’ of writing. I think I sat down long enough (days actually) feeling so let down, before realization stepped in. Now, I write for readers (with me being one of them) ensuring that they can understand and relate to my pictures easily. It’s been a big learning for me to‘re-learn’. Oh! Yes I still enjoy reading what I write, but that also helps me to re-write.
Note: the inputs are growing too.
Ashley Chris Vinil J P
Ashley is a trainer and writer, whose vision is to input into the lives of people for transformation. He believes that a person is truly growing, only when they leave behind a legacy – footprints of positive stories in all the areas of their lives. He did his education in science and business management. He is thankfully married to Priya and they have a lovely son Kevin. They reside in one of the mushrooming flats in Bangalore and manage comfortably without a pet.