Once, someone told me a story. I don’t know if it’s true or not. But the story turned out to be really fascinating and inspiring to me as a writer.
Long ago an aspiring young writer joined a creative writing class in his city. When he got into the lecture hall he saw many young people sitting, who were there to achieve their dream of becoming a creative writer. He found a seat for him too. The class started.
An old white haired, well-dressed man started teaching the basics about ‘creative writing’
“There are five compulsory elements that make an ordinary story an extraordinarily successful one.
- Social Element
- Sexual Element
- Religious Element
- Conflict “the professor said.
Our young man in the audience stood up.
“Yes? Do you have doubt young man?”
“Sir I was wondering, if having all this elements make a story successful, then I have written one already” the man said.
“Is it? Can we hear the story please?”
A moment of silence and then he told the story
‘“Get your hands off my knees” said the nun to the priest ‘