My history on story-writing

When I was about 11, after many failed attempts, I came to the fact that story writing isn’t really my strength. I was frustrated as a child, when my mother and my teachers advised me to write articles instead of fictions for my composition exam. Seeing my mom, who can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear (writing-wise), I believed I could too. But with my dull, plain and boring paragraphs with no suspense, no expression and far too many details, I am not surprised if I turn my readers into bibliophobics. I may have a good command of English but one swallow doesn’t make a summer and because of that, I no longer submit stories to my mother for editing as it would just waste her time.

But even though my stories aren’t good enough for the eyes of the public, I enjoy writing them and still do so from time to time. Sometimes I imagined that one day I could be good enough to get something published and although I may be building castles in the air, I believe that diligence is the mother of good fortune. Honestly though, I don’t think I would be able to produce anything that good since a leapord can’t change its spots but well – with practice, you’ll never know when you’ll end up in.

Perhaps, I don’t just write to please and entertain myself… maybe there is a glimmer of hope in my will that someday my grandchildren would talk proudly of me as ‘my grandma, Aiman, the famous author’ (btw, I can hear my mother laughing at me right now).


8 thoughts on “My history on story-writing

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  3. Salam dear Aiman, i am 37 years old and i am a mother of 3 boys n i just wanted to tell you that i enjoy reading your blog thoroughly …your parents must be really proud of you and your siblings too..keep up the good work sweetie..write from your heart as you always do..May Allah swt bless you and your family..hugs from auntie aisha 🙂

  4. Assalamu Alaikum, Aunty Aisha,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Insya Allah, it would motivate me to work harder in the future. Please keep me in your do’as 🙂

    Aiman Amani

  5. Salam. Saya tertarik dgn penulisan saudari dan adik2 (Aesha, Ali) yg menampakkan kematangan bukan saja dari cara penulisan, bahkan cara berfikir. Semoga terus berjaya dan cemerlang, sbb umat Islam masa akan datang mengharapkan peranan dan sumbangan individu2 Muslim yg bukan shj brjya dlm pelajaran tetapi cemerlang jasmani dan rohani. Hidup mesti berprinsip. Mudah2an umat Islam akan naik semula satu masa nanti utk memakmurkan alam 🙂

  6. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Thank you for the kind words. Blogging is a good exercise to help us to express ourselves. In order to write a good article, we have to think critically, do research and be very disciplined. Lately, I’ve been writing on political issues because I believe the political situation in Malaysia involves the aqidah of the Muslims and the sovereignty of our country. I believe that Muslims should do their part to fight liberalism, pluralism and secularism. I’m just trying to do my duty to the country and Islam.

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