A Letter To Writers -By- Grace Eseohe Okosun
Grace Eseohe Okosun🔔
Here’s another epitome of strength untold, who is currently an undergraduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN)…International Studies and Diplomacy.
Over and over again, Grace has proven to be a huge source of inspiration in a world full of so many ups and downs. Beyond the negativities that life brings, she has risen above the ashes to become the product of a heated refinement.
As a poet, columnist and a motivational writer, she strongly believes that “if you can’t change the world then don’t let the world change you”.
Her ultimate goal is to make the world a better place through the instrument of motivational writings. She believes (and I concur) that ” The power of words is not synonymous with the power of grammar.~~~~~~~~~~~~
Today on Express~Shun we have a sagely written piece by Grace, titled- A Letter To Writers. Which is a must read for both writers and readers.
Here’s the full Piece
This Morning, I woke up, with an a blazed desire, to read a Story that has never been written, but could not find it in my library. It’s not because, the story doesn’t exist, but because, it has been buried in some one’s heart. Wait a minute, maybe the story has been written but has not found full expression in the hearts of readers.
Every writter, has a Special way of changing thoughts to words, with the unconscious and conscious goal of affecting their World.
Never underestimate the power of words.
“A word, after a word, after a word is power”___Margaret
Words in the minds of writers are like cold waters, but on papers, are like ovens, which has the capacity to bake every broken dream and heart.
We should have this consciousness as Writers, that words can light fires in the hearts of men.
As a Writer, I have noticed that, nowadays, writers forget what writing entails and embraces what writing detests. Many Writers, write for fame, power, oppression and vain appreciation.
The power of words is not synonymous with the power of grammar.
Your Intellectuality is not a ticket to “writing”. Writing goes beyond that.
Its high time, writers, stopped manipulating oppression and expression.. Let us pay more attention to ” Expression” than “words” because, not all words are expressive, Some are oppressive. Oppressive words, have the capacity to oppress the feelings of a reader,the moment he/she tries to grip, the message ,immediately he gets entangled in his bewilderment, thus,creating a lacuna between the writer and the reader. Let’s spare the high sounded grammar and ambiguity, writers should pay homage to simplicity.
A Dying man, who is about jumping off a bridge, won’t have time to check a dictionary. Let your message speak louder than your words.
Let, writing be an addiction and dedication.
“Their is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”___Maya Angelou.
Some stories untold, are the miseries and regrets , speaking in the hearts of men___Grace.E.Okosun.
Spill every word in your heart, even if its a nonsense” , it is needed to correct peoples “senses”. I am sure that no word is too small or too insignificant to make an impact.
Let writing, be a passion to writers, that, it can make us,wake up in the middle of the night, to write when others are drowning in snores.
” You never have to change anything you woke up in the middle of the night to write “____ Saul Bellow.
Let writing not be a barrier to writers.
“There is nothing to writing. All you need to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed”___Ernest Hemingway.
The biggest punishment a writer can exert on him/ her self,is to bury words in their hearts, humanity ,will never celebrate you, neither will you celebrate yourself.
Writers are Readers.
Writers should be readers. Most of us are writers today, because someone wrote what inspired us to write, most of us are great writers today , because we gained inspiration from a writer’ s work.
” The limits of my language, is the limit of my world “___Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Writers should note that,If you dont have time to read , you don’t have time to write as well.
Let us, set a Principle,for our young and up coming writers to follow. Over time writing has been abused and misinterpreted, let us restore the manifold glory of writing, in order to give the full contents of it to readers.
People need us, to still believe that their is a tomorrow.
Let us, write, while we still can.
” If there is a book, that you want to read, but has not been written yet, then you must write it”___Toni Morrison.
This is a Mandatory call to all writers, to write when, they can, no matter, the situation and condition.
The “world” is getting closer to ” Words ” and I see a future, where, writers will rule the world.
I want you all, to know that “Not Everyone” that writes is a writer, don’t dare to write ,when you can, words are powerful, they can send the wrong signal and they can put back together a shattered world.
” Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never put back together unless and until all living humans read the book”____ John Green.
That is the power of words…….