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A Little Writer is Born – My Early Experience with My Writings

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Last updated on August 07, 2019

My Early Experience With My Writings – A Little Writer Is Born

(A Little Writer is Born)

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A writer is born here.  This is a note about my early experience as a writer.

Some pleasant memories of my childhood days and my most valuable moments with my mentor, the world-renowned evangelist, writer, poet, and hymn writer M E Cherian Sir of Madurai. Please read on…

Some of the Web Writers contents at Associatedcontent.com (now Yahoo.com) put my memory back to my school days, Yes, it all happened when I was in my 6th or 7th standard.

I was an avid reader whatever comes to hand, I read. Newspapers, weeklies, magazines, and books were my favorites.

In our village (Valanjavattom, near Thiruvalla) there was a library Called Mahatma Smaaraka (Memorial) Library.  I was a regular visitor and borrower of books from this library. I read many of the books, novels, short stories and poems of many major writers of the Malayalam language.

Malayalam newspaper’s Kathukal (letters) column attracted me a lot and I started sending letters to this column.

Few pleasant memories of my childhood days with a famous poet and writer. Click To Tweet

Immediately after sending letters to the newspapers I eagerly wait for the next day’s paper to see my letters, but nothing published.  Again I send nothing happened. This continued for days without any result.

Days and months passed by, I could not find any positive result. I was really frustrated at that but my passion for newspapers and writings did not stop me there, instead, with more care, I prepared letters and posted to the editors.

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Malayala Manorama front page Today’s (August 07, 2019) edition.

One fine morning as usual when I pick the daily, I found my letter printed with my name. It was the first letter on that day’s paper with a bold heading. I was overjoyed by seeing my name in print that too in one of the major and famous publications called Malayala Manorama. (The largest circulated Malayalam daily in Kerala and also the leading and largest circulated vernacular daily in India).

See below the photocopy of my first letter.

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Though after a good number of rejections, that printed letter made me so happy and it made me write more.

Later on, at several intervals, many of my letters appeared on this daily as well as other publications

Again, I jotted down many things in my notebooks under different headings like short stories, mini-stories, poems, and prose, etc.

 

My Mentor M E Cherian Sir And Suviseshakan Magazine

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M E Cherian Sir

About this time I heard about a Christian magazine called “Suviseshakan” (Evangelist) published by a well-known evangelist from Madurai (Tamil Nadu State).

I thought of sending some of my writings to that magazine and I picked up some of the jottings from my notebook and copied it in a paper and send it to the Editor.

A week later I received a letter from the editor with the following note:  ‘The story which you send is good and will include it in one of the coming issues, but the song is not up to the mark, but don’t give up, write more ok!!  ~ M E C

Reading the editor’s letter I could not control myself, with joy I jumped up and down.

My first story is going to see the light of the day, that too in M E Cherian Sir’s Magazine.

A word about M E Cherian:  He is lovingly known or called as M E C or Cherian Sir.

Before becoming an evangelist, he was a high school teacher, so most of the people called him Sir.

Later he becomes a well-known Christian preacher, teacher, songwriter and a poet in the Malayalam language.

A good number of his Christian melodies are sung by the Malayalee (Keralites) Christians in their congregations in worships as well as on various other occasions all over the world. He published many books on spiritual subjects).

This small but great incident in my life encouraged me much and that made me write more.

Again, I send another article, story and a song to Cherian Sir. Within a short span of time, I received his reply saying:

“Your article and story I will publish it in one of the coming issues after a few corrections. It seems you are more talented in writing articles, think on that line and do write more. May God bless.”

This note of MEC, I read again and again. There was no limit to my happiness.

My First Meeting With M E Cherian Sir The Famous Writer

A few months later I came to know about MEC’s arrival to Kumbanad (A Christian convention center in Kerala) for the annual Brethren Assemblies convention as a preacher.

This yearly convention takes place on December last week and goes on to January first week.

Every year my parents and local Assembly (Church) members used to attend these annual conventions. I was so eager to meet Cherian Sir and I expressed this desire to my Dad and he agreed at once.

The day came, with my parents I went to the meetings at the center. We met MEC and my Dad introduced me to Cherian Sir.

He recognized the little writer and with much joy he greeted me. I expressed my heartfelt thanks to MEC for his encouragement.

Immediately he took a copy of the current issue of Suviseshakan (January) and handed over to me and said, “one of your articles is published in this issue too” then he patted on my shoulder and encouraged me.

The loving touch of that famous personality and those joyous moments I can’t forget in my life.

This was the beginning of my writing journey.

To read a bit more about this writer, please click on this link: Philip Verghese Ariel – P V Ariel – the Knol Author- A Small Write-up About Myself

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5 Comments

  1. Riddhi Jain
    Riddhi Jain

    Hey, Philip,
    Good to know more about you and your writing life.
    This post will surely be an inspiration to new writers.
    Nice writing. I love the way you use sentences…
    Keep writing.
    All good wishes.
    Riddhi

    August 7, 2019
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  2. Karas Shawarma
    Karas Shawarma

    This is a nice post thank you very much for telling more about you and your writing career.
    This post is indeed a great motivation for the new writers. keep it up.
    Thanks for sharing.

    August 7, 2019
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  3. Niso C
    Niso C

    Good to read your wonderful story about writing life. Congratulations to you for the achievements you made all these years. Keep up the good work. Keep writing, keep sharing and keep encouraging others to move forward with their writing life. I am sure you can offer to humanity what others did not! Keep moving. All the best.

    August 7, 2019
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  4. Neeraj Sharma
    Neeraj Sharma

    I always appreciate the hard work of writers as an entrepreneur and a blogger.
    Every writer put his efforts to brush up his writing skills like and I always learn things from your writing as well as hard work.
    I am also emphasizing on my business strategy as well as my growing online website.
    and one thing I want to tell you that once I visited south India and at that time I saw this publication.
    Thanks for sharing.

    August 8, 2019
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  5. Vikikhe Jimo
    Vikikhe Jimo

    Hii
    This is a nice post thank you very much for telling more about you and your writing career. These notes are really an encouraging thing as well as a motivation to the new upcoming writers. Thank you so much for sharing such a lot of information about you and your internet journey through the pages of Philipscom. I am reading one by and will come back to you with more feedback.
    Have a great week.

    August 12, 2019
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