Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Diary Writing - Five Benefits of Diary writing


Is diary writing a good habit? Many of you may have the habit of writing a diary to keep track of what is happening in your life. A diary is completely personal. It is particularly helpful for the travel writers in maintaining a diary to jot down their day to day events, so that when they sit down to write their travel journal they can't forget the main things happened during the travel.

I remember of keeping a diary since the time I entered high school. It was my brother who encouraged me to write down my thoughts and feelings, including the lessons I learned each day, by gifting me a book-size diary. I soon realized that writing is fun and easy to remember the things I wrote.

Even for fiction and non-fiction writers, diary writing is a good habit. Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys are great examples and because of them we know what had happened during their time. Many famous writers had the habit of writing a diary.

Five Benefits of Diary Writing

1. You can improve your writing skills by writing regularly.

2. You can easily record your thoughts and feelings of any topic. What made you think, what made you cry, what made you laugh at, etc are some of the feelings which may be useful at a later date, or at least you can muse it over

3. Whenever anything special happens in your life it can be noted in your diary. What was the special occasion, how did you celebrate it, did you meet anyone special that day, and what did you learn that day etc are great things to know later, especially if you are a writer.

4. Do you know writing is also a therapy? Sometimes you may feel low or hurt, and you don't want to share it with anyone. You can write down your hurt feelings in your diary so that you will feel relaxed. If the feelings are such that you never want anyone to know it even by mistake, that is someone happens to flip through your diary without your permission, you can tear off those pages and still you may feel relaxed. Those hurt feelings will come out of your chest.

5. Diary writing can also help you to understand your own mistakes, so that you can avoid them in future.

Do you have a habit of writing a diary? If so, how did you find it useful?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A short visit to Kerala Kalamandalam


Recently I had a chance to visit Kerala Kalamandalam, the cradle of Kathakali training in India. It is also one of the most revered places for the traditional art forms of Kerala, and is located at Cheruthuruthy, 32 km north of Thrissur, on the banks of River Nila.

Established in 1930 by Vallathol Narayana Menon, the renowned Malayalam poet, this institution is the training centre for Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Bharathanatyam, Kootiyattam, Panchavadyam, Thullal etc, still following the ancient gurukula system of education. This is the only place where the rich culture of Kerala's traditional art forms are preserved.

During our visit, there were international and domestic tourists, who had come to tour the place. Many school children accompanied by their teachers were also there.

If you require more information about this place please visit their website. kalamandalam.org

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tips for Writing Better


Writing about naked emotions in a story is not easy. All the successful writers tell us "Don't tell, show the emotions in your writing."

What does it mean? If we tell the emotions the readers won't feel resonated with it. Some readers may get annoyed by reading what is happening in the story, instead they want to feel the emotions what the character in the story goes through which can be done only through the way we describe what happens while experiencing the emotions.

Bet it happy, or pain or angry. If we want to convey the emotion to our readers we must feel it as we write.

Every one will talk about this, but very few will show us with examples. The article link given below shows you the examples, and I feel that it may be of help to many serious writers.

Interested to know more about it? Read this informative article about conveying the emotions to the readers, written by Mary Jaksch,Editor-in-Chief at http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-better-2/