Why I Write

A few months ago I used to be a part of a bookclub- I know what you’re thinking when you hear that.

Grey Haired Grannies.

Seven Cats.



This was anything but. This was a group of women in their prime talking about the relevancy of fact and fiction, and learning healing through conversation. We led one another onto a train to Pakistan, through walks on Beale Street, and even found Power in our Secrets. We captured the essence of life, and created a platform for our thought processes. Alas, the club disbanded when our lives got too busy, though it remains a whisper on the winds to come some day. When the book club let out, I lost an outlet.

Writing is sharing one’s voice without making a sound.  Words are set in stone- in blog posts rather. They give us the freedom to let our thoughts tumble out of us, creating streams of conscience that merge into rivers. They are everything that I had with my book club, but of my own mind. Only of my mind. This is why they are necessary.

WP_20150520_005Every time I crack open a new journal, the first entry is always about “why I write”. The reason changes every time. This time, it is less personal. It is about my need to share with others. Writing online is about cultivating relationships with kindred spirits around the world. It’s about looking for an outlet that is bigger than me. I want to share things that I think are relevant, whether literary, analytical, musical, political, or problematic.

These thoughts are a part of my story. Won’t you read with me?


8 thoughts on “Why I Write

  1. I will definitely read with you Bhumika! As much as I love books and reading, I’ve actually never been a part of a book club before. I talk to a lot of book bloggers online but I don’t think it’s the same experience as discussing a certain book face-to-face with a group of people. I would love to do that one day. Looking forward to your future posts!


  2. I absolutely love your style of writing, Bhumika. Although I love to read and write as well, I have slowly let myself stop and I hope that your blog will reignite my passion for writing. You have such a beautiful way with words and I can’t wait to read more!


    1. Hey connectcouture, thanks a lot! I love reading and writing, but I think that the most important thing that comes out of both are the thoughts that we end up having! Stay tuned for many different post topics- hope you like variety :).


  3. This sounds like a very interesting idea Bhumika. I sometimes participate in online ‘book clubs’ and I agree that it’s a wonderful experience being able to delve even further into a wonderful book.

    And as a (sadly) lapsed writer, I’m interested to see where your writing takes you. I’ve often thought about why I wr(i/o)te and the reason I always came back to was because it was freeing. It’s possibly the most cathartic activity I’ve ever experienced, and I really hope to get back into it.

    I’m looking forward to following along with you!



  4. I have always wanted to take part in a book club, but the understanding that life and busy schedules would get in the way has always stopped me. I have heard of quite a few book clubs that are similar to a Girls Night In – wine, dinner, and good conversations (no grey haired, cat-loving, tea drinking ladies to be found).
    You have a great writing style and I look forward to seeing what varied topics you write about!


    1. Hey Leora,

      Your “bookclub” sounds exactly like what our book club should be like! I might have to run the idea by the ladies should we ever rekindle our passion- we did have a good bit of that stuff at our Xmas party however :P. Thank you for all your kindness!


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