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When in my high school, I was formally introduced to academic writing such as letter and essay writing. After I passed all my academic exams, my marriage with such formal writing was over. No more worries for writing and thinking for writing. But this love affair took its own course and separation was converted into a remarriage when I started preparing for the civil services. 

The pattern of the examination required every successful aspirant to pass an exam of essay writing. It was, and still is, a critical exam in deciding the merit of an individual. Therefore, when I prepared for it, I was serious in my preparation and attended formal coaching classes for essay writing. Although, once again my need to learn writing skills was motivated by the aim of passing an exam, I was conscious in my attempt and looked up several reference books for the same. 

In this way I was once again reintroduced to formal writing. Although I could not qualify my civil services exam, the love and respect for writing remained with me and is getting stronger day by day. 

Just after I wound up my preparation, I joined a company where I was supposed to write content for academic books. That was such a lucky break for me. Not only it helped me earn my livelihood, it helped me sustain my love and respect for writing in whatever little and limited form it was. Later I became aware of the Internet and writing on the Internet such as blog and article writing. This knowledge of blogging and the Internet writing (paid article writing) infused a fresh wave of love in my marriage with writing. But then I was a naive and did not know the secretes of the trade. At the same time it would not be wrong to say that I had not tested my writing, never ever did I become very serious about taking it to that level. When in job of content writing, I did very limited writing that too on the topics demanded by my then bosses. I did not explore what I wanted to write. The only good that was happening was that I was in touch of the task. I wasn't developing the skills beyond the limit that my job demanded. 

In between, I was introduced to some gentle chaps who may have seen my inclination and interest, may be they must have also gone through the same times, so they knew what exactly was happening in my life. I soon joined a public library. There I got an opportunity of reading books on writing, development of skills and sustenance of skills. 

Books I read, and till date refer to, transformed my interest into a full fledged challenge and passion. Books that I read advised the reader to take unlimited freewriting exercises, think about thinking, identify the theme and also identify the places where a theme changed into another theme, etc. These books also advised to rewrite a draft 3--4 times before finalising, identify the whole idea of a paragraph and link the idea discussed in the next paragraph to the idea of the previous. These are powerful advises to a beginner like me and have had the most effective impact. 

With such a transformation, I was able to detach myself from dreaming about making dollars from writing and focus on developing my writing, a task which is still going on.

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