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Jul 20, 2013

My first writing experience...

There are several moments in one's life when the eyes sparkle, blood rushes to cheeks and the lips curve into a smile which can be shy or embarrassed. Therefore when spoken about blushing, I can think of more than one such incident.

I am an easy target to blush out of self consciousness or embarrassment. I am not good with being centre of attraction.

It was the first time I tested my writing skills. I had written a story in continuation to a Shakespeare's play. I thought I was good, but I also thought that it might be crap. After all I was just a tenth grade student. I had done that out of boredom. It was on the last page of notebook which I used in that particular class.
In couple of days I forgot all about it and went on with my normal schedule.
The class went on just like usual. Somewhere in the middle of the class my teacher announced about the creative writing competition, she needed a representative from our class. The class fell into a silent hush.
All of a sudden I heard my name. It was my friend who nominated me. I was surprised.

The teacher was surprised too. As if to answer her doubts, she got up and handed her a piece of paper.

The teacher read the story out loud and the class listened to it attentively. As it ended, the class cheered and I blushed.

That was my first and the best story and the encouragement I got then built up my confidence forever.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda


22 comments:

  1. There are times in a writer's life that we really feel insecure and uncertain of ourselves.

    From the short excerpt I'm reading, you are an expressive writer, and deserve a huge compliment!!

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  2. Thats an awesome writing story! I'll definitely share this!

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  3. How sweet. An encouragement or an appreciation is required to boost one's confidence.

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  4. Great..i guess that Confidence is still carrying you and will carry you forever..Keep Going.. :-)

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    1. That moment indeed is a great memory whenever I feel low.

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  5. That is so cool..If you remember it..WIll U share it here?

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  6. and looks like you are still carrying on that ride :) :) .. wish you could remember that share it with us :)

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    1. :) Thanks. I'll try to re-write it may be.

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  7. a superb experience shared :) loved it :)

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  8. I remember having a similar experience back in school. I was never confident of my writing skills but thanks to a lot of encouragement from all frontiers things changed :)

    Richa

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    1. Looking at your blog no one can say that you werent confident ever...

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  9. As a teacher I find this post very interesting and inspiring.

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  10. It was my English teacher who encouraged me to write too! :)
    its because of her, I have the confidence today

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  11. such an awesome write up. a moment that made you a writer. keep going.. :)

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