Criticspace Journals: What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.
Firdous Rashid: When I uploaded the posters on social media for the promotion of the book. I got a lot of appreciation and good response from the literature lovers, particularly who were having taste for poetry.
Criticspace Journals: What encourages you to become an Author?
Firdous Rashid: Being a literature student one is engulfed with nature as becomes a part and parcel of bewitching aesthetic beauty of nature which directly or indirectly inspired me too.
Criticspace Journals: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Firdous Rashid: Every genre represents society in literature by and large for me, I love jotting down poetry regarding nature which itself is as vast as it connotes.
Criticspace Journals: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Firdous Rashid: There are thousands of poets in the modern and postmodern era, but I inspired the most famous poets like words worth, John Keats, Robert Frost and P.B Shelley. When I read poems of these poets, I got new ideas and inspiration with imaginative flight to describe and interpret nature, love, war and feminism. Now presently I follow T.S Eliot, W.B Yeats, Lord Alford Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, and Sylvia Plath. Because I observed the emotional flow of words, rhyme, and rhythm of these poets exceptionally unique this inspires me to write further poems.
Criticspace Journals: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decide it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Firdous Rashid: Well after completing the poem, I read it several times, to analyze and interrupt the key words and phrases of verses, and make them short to the point; which inculcates me to catchy ideas for the titles. Actually I was born on the soil of beautiful land, the surroundings, the events, the ups and downs of people in general and the monuments visualize a new insight and there came so many titles in my mind but I found Blooming Aches from The Heart most appropriate.
Criticspace Journals: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Firdous Rashid: I have written so many research papers and articles in the reputed journals and dailies. Although, it’s my maiden attempt hope the readers will enjoy the anthology.
Criticspace Journals: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Firdous Rashid: My future plan is to write more poems with constructive themes and I see that I am getting passionate to write novels day by day.
Criticspace Journals: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Firdous Rashid: Presently I am trying my hand in novel. I will make you acknowledge with the future course of time.
Criticspace Journals: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Firdous Rashid: Modern Indian writing has completely changed in 21st century as the upcoming writers are turning table and are touching every aspect of novel ideas.
Criticspace Journals: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?
Firdous Rashid: Honestly speaking at first I was a bit reluctant to publish my work, but it was only after my research guides namely Dr. Kranti Vats and Dr. AK Paliwal who encouraged me to publish it. When I shared it with my friends avenues came flowing from different directions and finally the book is before you. Aesthetic sense is present in every individual. One should recognize one’s ability at a certain genre in literature and should make go with dedication and confidence. Because in this beautiful worldly things everything can be achieved.