“In our age, there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues….”
My writing generally tends to be positive and optimistic. Although I have written about issues like environmental imbalance, women’s rights, rape, and LGBTQ+, I have shied away from opinionated pieces on most occasions. But I have huge admiration for writers and bloggers who are able to do so. One such person is a blogger whose posts I have been following for the past few months. I recently also read his debut book, Black Hole, and it only made me admire him even more.
I wanted to know and learn how to write such brave pieces. So I reached out to him and invited him to be a part of the #AuthorCollaborative. I was pleasantly surprised when he agreed, but who am I to complain, right? As is the norm, he read up my latest, Under the Mistletoe & Other Stories.
Today evening, we interacted over an Instagram Live session.
I picked his brains about how to write political and opinionated pieces the way he does.
Tomichan wanted to understand how and why I keep my stories and writing apolitical.
I needed a breather after that intense discussion and what better way than the rapid-fire round to do that?
I was kind of nervous about Tomichan’s questions because I expected some or the other political ones to be shot at me. But I managed to survive. Phew!
Despite my hesitance, I came out with a better insight and understanding.
You can have a look/see at our full conversation in the video below:
Books discussed in the session:
Thank you for reading.