My Writing Experience : Nishat Ahmed

My name is Nishat Ahmed, and I’m a graduate in English Literature. I’ve also recently become a Literature Admin Intern at Sapphire Community Group. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but I became more articulate from the age of 14. Reading has always been a passion in the family, since we made it into a bedtime routine. Writing just came along with it. As a 14-year-old, I found the only way to express myself was through writing. I poured myself onto the page, and my writing said it all.

 I found a site called Wattpad, which was filled with many teenagers my age, exploring their imagination. So, I gave into this new, exciting world and wrote a few stories on there too.

 As I grew up, my writing was simply a hobby as I had dreams of studying law and becoming a lawyer. Even in college, I studied English Literature because I had a passion for it, but my heart was always set on Law. I was in my final year at college when I realised English Literature is what I wanted to do. I’d like to think that it was my college tutors who inspired me to pursue this. My love for English was apparent, as my work was filled with emotion and passion.

 I decided to do English Literature at university as a way I could still get into Law through a Law conversion. It was only in my second year at uni, that I started writing on Instagram and having fun doing it. I wanted to go further with it and became more active on Instagram.  

Soon after, in October 2017, I decided to self-publish my book, ‘Dear You’ which is still available on Amazon. I was at a point in my life where I wanted to look back on what I’ve done so far and give advice to people who may or may not have been in similar situations. It ended up being a self-help book which sold many copies in the UK and internationally. 

Recently, I started my own blog page where I’ve been writing film and book reviews, my own pieces of poems and prose, and started building something for myself. I have many goals I would like to achieve through my writing and would like to go as far as I can with it.

 Writing became my solace and it helps me organise all my thoughts and process everything.  

If I wasn’t writing, it’s hard to imagine what I would be doing.  

Send in your writing experiences, and let us know what was the exact moment or moments you knew that writing was your calling.

Nishat Ahmed

Literature Admin

Sapphire Community Group