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1. When you said you want to ‘make it as a creative writer’, I assume you meant professionally or at the very least as a source of income. If that is your purpose, you need to focus on some kind of topic or area. Random rants are a hard sell (unless your topics are really good, and I’m sorry to say they’re not).
2. ‘Unoriginal’ does not always equal ‘copied’. Zardari bashing? You think thats original? Its been done from every angle and then some. Also don’t re-post material found elsewhere. Even if you find a very interesting article or email forward, its better to write your own stuff instead of regurgitating things you stumble upon on the internet. [And again, I say this thinking that you want to earn money off your writing. You want to sell what YOU write.]
3. I disagree with your ‘cheesy and annoying’ approach. After reading your article, you want the reader to feel happy, satisfied, fulfilled, impressed, intrigued, intellectually challenged/stimulated or any other related adjective. Do you really think people like to feel annoyed? Think about it. Its a no go. I suppose you’re trying to aim for satirical humor, or maybe repainting life facts in a slightly different light to highlight the humor (similar to Seinfeld’s approach to stand-up comedy). But you’re not doing a very good job of it. Your articles were rather lame.
I understand my comments are harsh. But you asked for them, so don’t take it personally! If you’re actually serious about writing, then think of this as a practice in dealing with harsh criticism. I could be encouraging, showering praises on you for making the effort, but you’re not 5 yrs old and you don’t (or at least shouldn’t) want to live in some deluded fools paradise!
Damn ( two syllable),
it seems like i poked the wrong bear the wrong way . well kidding aside, yes i do want to write professionally someday and as a source of income too but right now i am at a place in my life where i am not sure or do not know any better about what i should concentrate on as a topic or subject, hence the random “lame” rants and “poor” choice of topics.
now zardari, everyday we are faced with a new reality, a new depth of incompetence and a new deserving angle opens up and we are left contemplating about how to see the humor in it as a means of escaping the bitter reality that we are the one who chose him as a leader. Regarding sharing, i don’t think everything needs explaining of further digging into, sometimes its best to just share an interesting piece of information just the way it was obtained.
Seinfeld, really. That’s the best comparison i got till date (sarcastically speaking). I am sure my work itself does not contain so many adjectives in itself.
and yes i did ask for feedback and no matter how harsh it might sound i am always glad that some one took the time out to read and comment, i am not denying your feelings about my articles being lame but i have my reasons to firmly believe other wise, having said that one has to start somewhere and this is where i begin, hopefully the end would not be “lame” when compared to the humble beginnings.