Author Interview- Azha Zian

1) Can you tell us a little about your book? 
The light beyond the eyes is a collection of 18 short poems about love, life, respect, introspection, and various other concepts. It expresses the views and theories of the poet about her understanding and interpretation of herself and her surroundings. 

2) Is there a specific event that inspired this story, or was this an out-of-the-blue idea?
It was a completely out-of-the-blue idea. I have always loved writing poetry, and it was a medium for me to channel my thoughts and ideas. And I had written plenty of poems, and I thought this was the right time to get it published. 

3) What got you writing in the first place? 
 I have always loved storytelling. I was the one everyone would come to as a kid to listen to stories. And I enjoyed twisting the simple tales that everyone was familiar with and making it my own. And I always had a particular interest in poetry. I would read the works of Khalil Gibran and Rumi and try to break down their poetry and decipher it. The stories that I have told and the poetry that I have read got me into writing. I wanted to be able to create and tell stories of my own through poetry.

4) What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?
I was pretty happy with it. I was very proud that I was able to complete the manuscript. But there were a few changes that had to be made. But I was happy that I was able to put my thoughts into words and create a book. My first book. 

5) What makes your book the one to read?
A good poetry book makes the readers feel, and that is precisely what my book does. The rhetorical questions, metaphorical statements, and imagery presented in the poems persuade the readers to explore the concepts and decipher the poetry in their unique way. 

6) What was the best advice you got while writing? 
Don't hurry. Take your time writing. Good stories are not created in a rush.

7) Who is your all-time favorite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them? 
I don't have a favorite author, and I take inspiration from many. I love how simple yet complex the poetry of Khalil Gibran and Rumi is, and I love the imagery presented through the sonnets of Shakespeare. The solid and bold writings of the Bronte sisters and Austen have also influenced my papers.

8) What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?
 For people to like the content you put out, you should be happy with it first. No matter how much praise and appreciation you get for your work, it doesn't make much difference as long as you are not satisfied with it. 

9) Do you have another plot brewing?
Yes. A writer never runs out of ideas. I am in the works of writing a few more poetry. And who knows, maybe I might be interested in publishing another book shortly. 


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