It is the era of Covid-19, the pandemic that has been transforming our lives since its inception. We hear the word COVID so many times everyday that it has started interfering with the stories of writers. You won’t believe, every time I sit down to write something, the pandemic effect begins to haunt me. Most of our activities are influenced by Covid and the writer’s stories are no exception. Take an example, say writing about travel, eating out, watching the cinema or health and fitness. After 2019, no (non-fiction) writing can be complete without lamenting about the pandemic situation. We have to admit that each territory is controlled by the grim microorganisms known as Covid.
Unwilling to Write is just one side of the problem
All kinds of jobs are affected by the Covid and this is somewhat understandable after one and a half years of fighting Covid. Likewise, authors are finding difficulty in writing. The situation is so miserable that many times we fail to assemble words to prepare a good article. I think the final product should be loved by many, if not by all;)
Writing about Cinema
Last month was about the ‘A to Z’ of blogging challenge and I thought of writing on Bollywood Gossip to distract myself from the Covid factor. I forgot for a short time that the Bollywood cinema industry is one of the most affected industries by the post-pandemic lockdowns. The result was that I had to mention Covid in my Bollywood posts and it failed my purpose to avoid the term ‘Covid’!
Writing about Environment
Environmental issues are taking the biggest chunk of the most important talks of the world. After Covid, that share has been increased multifold. How could the writers stay away from the biggest world crisis? I wrote a few articles on the environment in the past two years and the inclusion of the word “Covid” was somehow necessary;)
Writing about Health and fitness
Covid has completely changed the way we used to look after our health. Regular exercise and nutritious food have become a craze and writing pattern of writers is inclined to meet the requirements of the people. Since visiting gyms was prohibited during lockdowns, home exercises and extra caution while eating started trending. And you know what, writing on Health and exercise during Covid demands the use of the word “Covid”;)
Writing about Shopping
Shopping has suffered a serious setback after Covid. I miss going out periodically to buy necessary and not-so-necessary things because it gives a sense of satisfaction. It is not that we didn’t shop online before Covid but the restrictions make things more alluring;)
There was an article on online shopping where I could not avoid the word ‘Covid’ because of some obvious reasons.
Writing about Travel and Tourism
We all know that the travel and tourism industry has suffered a lot due to the Covid outbreak. Our lives have changed altogether, credit goes to the glorious “Covid” pandemic. Writing on Travel and Tourism today is not possible without referring to the constraint knob, “Covid”. The small, invisible virus is controlling our lives, let’s see how far can it go.
The writers and bloggers will agree with me on this one. Covid is here to stay with the warning that even the write-ups will not be spared.