A gifted soul, whose heart is plunged in a quenchless desire to acquire knowledge. Collins is currently an undergraduate studying Crop science at the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
He has walked through the slippery aisle of life, in search of PURPOSE and finally found it at the edge of where he least expected.
Paradoxically, he developed an intense passion for writing; which is an art he initially disliked.
In his words “Writing became my breath and the voice I cry through…”
Today, Collins stands as one of the rising voices in Nigeria, spilling inks encased in truth and positivity.
It’s another Friday!!! Today on Express~Shun
We have a highly motivating story By Collins Jatto
Here’s the full story~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How I Discovered The Writer In Me
I recently read a book by JOHN C MAXWELL “How successful people think” while reading this book I saw a quote He cited “learning to write is learning to think” this got me thinking -” what writing really is to me”.
You know the lay man would say writing is an activity where one is allowed to express his or her thought,ideas or opinion by written words but to me I would say writing is creating a world and painting it with words; enabling people picture and hold it with their thoughts.It’s a task and craft that involves careful handling of words.We live in a world where words are shot in to the atmosphere before a gun is ever triggered.Since the history of man, written words have played crucial roles in transforming individuals and also causing wars between nations.Words are the air the human mind breathes and a misunderstood written word may end up being a sword to the minds of men.I do tell people words spoken once may be forgotten and never recovered but words written once never looses its life,it gives sight to the mind of a reader in the present age and it’s a light that leads the way to a greater innovation in the mind of a reader in ages to come.Words written never misses the next generation.This is why ” writer’s are unique people whose words are clothed with their soul(deep felt moral and emotional nature) and passed as written message to the world.That’s why great writers though dead; still live in their books.
There’s a popular adage which says “a young boy who constantly follows his father to the farm will soon engage in the act of planting” I was once a boy who never loved writing but I knew was gifted with the art. At first, writing to me, was like cooking without using seasoning. I couldn’t express the writer in me, even when I tried so hard to do it, until a book titled “Understanding Potential s” by Dr Myles muroe found me.Yes ,truely it did found because at that time in my life I was preparing for my post-utme and it was three weeks before my exams so I had no intention to read other books apart from my textbooks but I couldn’t help the way a friend of mine who was also preparing for the exams read the book with zeal.I was curious and I needed to understand potentials too, so I joined the race.”All men are sent to this world with limitless credits but few draw to their full extent” this quote from his book inspired me to discover the writer in me and more.From that day writing took a different form in me as Anais Nin would say “If you don’t breathe through writing,cry out in writing or sing in writing then don’t write because our culture has no use for it”. Writing became my breath and the voice I cry through.As a result of my desire to improve my writing skills, reading became the tool I used in learning to write.I began to see the spirit in every writer’s words.Reading became an avenue for me to dine mentally with the men of great intellect. As I constantly consulted them I became aware that inspiration doesn’t come alone while we walk or talk it becomes clearer while we work(write).I could remember clearly that my first fable was born out of my boredom on social media. I decided to write on anything then the topic ” the sun,moon and stars of ones life”came and surprisingly I passed it as message on what’s app and the replies were lovely I became motivated to do more.The inspiration came the moment I decided to write.
One of the hurdles a writer would encounter is framing each sentences and passing the message in a way the readers would relate to,it’s like creating a world crafted with words from the readers mind as Maya angelou would say “the idea is to write so that people can hear it and slide through their brain into their heart.Also as a writer one would have to be a great thinker to create something beyond the ubiquitous write-ups .In all, I believe writing is an art that breeds change and it’s not limited by a person’s age,it’s fun!.Write to create a change in people’s lives and create a change that can be written in the tablets of men’s heart by your deeds.
We look forward to seeing you shine brighter!
Glow on Collins🥂