Interview with Author Doaa Shamim
I am a simple lady and also fond of writing I started writing by the encouragement I received from people as I am always published in newspapers discussing political and social situation in Pakistan it's you can say my passion because the acknowledgment I receive from a huge amount of people is the strength for me to write more.
I am a simple person and also fond of writing I started giving my analysis by the encouragement I received from people as I am always published in newspapers discussing political and social situation in Pakistan it's you can say my passion because the acknowledgment I receive from a huge amount of people is the strength for me to write more.
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I am a writer, poetess and also in the profession of clinical psychology. I am a published author in different newspapers. I am based in Islamabad, Pakistan. I always highlight social and political issues and gives my analysis of different situations. I really like to raise my voice for the rights of indigents and about social injustice.
To be very honest I didn’t have a habit of reading when I wrote for the first time. I just read short stories because I don’t like so long versions and I believe that we should read something lesson gaining.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?
A. A lot of people asked me to write a book I started just a few pages and left that because of a shortage of time. I am hopeful that I’ll complete that in future also because I am a published author in newspapers so prefer more to talk about if there is any injustice and about political and social situations. I write because of the acknowledgment I have received from readers I am contented for that they praise me for raising my voice it’s my passion you can say I always withstand for the rights of people because helping something is ingrained in me which I couldn’t resist at any cost.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
A. As I haven’t written a complete book yet so I’ll decide that with the passage of time.
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019?
A. My basic goal in 2019 is making people aware of the preciousness of a human because I have seen percipience is now declining in people. If we know that all humans are unique we all have equal worth and we have to respect people despite of their possessions and power we just have to give worth to every human and serve humanity because life is only one chance given to us to do good deeds and be beneficial to every person who knows you even if they are your foe consider their good deeds and remove hatred from people believe me life would be bed of roses and glorious for you and others.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. I have been writing in the past year and that’s my passion even when I get frustrated, I start writing because we have the power of pen and it’s also a catharsis.
Q6. What advice would you like to give to other authors?
A. I would like to say to other writers to use the power of pen deliberately because words have power, they can make you they can break you. A lot of renowned conquerors came and died but what is remembered of them is only their good deeds and their powerful words. So, words can enhance someone’s life to use them for others to learn a good lesson. Be brief and write for the betterment of people. I think we write what we can’t speak to someone directly your writing should full of feelings and emotion so it will grasp the reader’s attention and the viewers will get the better lesson by inculcating your own life experiences in your writings.
Q7. Where can we connect with you online?
A. People can find me on facebook by entering my name and also you can view my articles and commentaries on http://blogs.dunyanews.tv/author/doaa/ and also on https://nation.com.pk/blogger/doaa-shamim .
Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?
A. Yes, when I’ll get time I’ll write books in the future. Because I am also in the profession of clinical psychology and I have to spare time for the study and practice.
Q9.How many books have you written?
A. I haven’t written a book yet.
Q10.Did you go to college to be a writer?
A. No, I never thought that I’ll become a writer one day nor I went to college for becoming a writer, when I said something people say that you say a deep word. Then I realized that if I say something productive and which has a stronger impact why shouldn’t I write that so for that I wrote my first article in which I just vent off my frustration on a topic and that got so much eulogize and then I started writing more on different political and social issues and I feel so blessed when people acknowledge my work the appreciation I receive from readers means to me a lot I think if I am a reason of adding something productive in life or changing their life in a right way that is a huge accomplishment. I am thankful to all my readers who make me renowned.