Welcome back readers to another interview entry in this series called Voices behind the words. It’s been 2 months since I last posted an interview with another writer. My goal was to get 10 interviews by new years but hey I’m halfway there with now 5. I envisioned this series to be a 10 part 10 questions series and I’m not far from completion. Anyway I digress, I interviewed fellow writer PoojaG of lifesfinewine and I asked her at what age she started writing poetry, how consistent she is with it, and many more. If interested in learning more about her work, check out her blog site at lifesfinewhine and on Twitter @PoojaGudka. I hope you enjoy learning more about her as I’ve had.
P.S. Today will be a double upload for me. I haven’t had one in a while. A poem will be following this post. Peace
Q: What is your writing process like, do you hand write or type a draft? Or do you think of a theme and immediately start typing?
PoojaG: I usually end up getting inspiration to write from something that happened in my life or something I saw or read about. I like to keep drafts ready so I usually write the post about a week before and then post it. I don’t hand write but when it comes to ideas I usually jot those down before I forget them but as far as the actual post I usually just type it out.
Q: At what age did you start writing poetry and have you been consistent with it ever since?
PoojaG: Very young. I don’t remember what age exactly but I’ve been writing since I was a child and I would read it to my parents who always encouraged me to write. I kind of stopped writing poetry for a bit but when I started blogging I thought it would be interesting to start writing poetry again
Q: How would describe the current state of poetry and should schools emphasize creative writing and poetry in English curriculum’s?
PoojaG: I don’t think poetry is emphasized enough at all! I would definitely say that writing in general and all creative arts actually should be encouraged more in schools!
Q: What are your favorite book genres?
PoojaG: I like non-fiction, romance, comedy, dystopia etc., Pretty much everything except fantasy! I’m just not a fan of fantasy although some fantasy books are really good! It’s just not one of my favourite genres
Q: When you’re not writing how do spend your down time?
PoojaG: Reading, watching TV shows/movies, studying, cooking and talking to friends/family
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring writers who love poetry but don’t know how to start?
PoojaG: Start where your heart tells you to start. Poetry is all about listening to your soul and expressing things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to express. When it comes to poetry always follow your heart.
Q: Which style of poetry would you consider your favorite and easiest to write? i.e. (Haiku, Free Verse, Narrative)
PoojaG: Free verse. I’ve always preferred free verse because it just gives you more room to be creative although other styles are fun too!
Q: Would you ever considering publishing your writing, and if you have how was the reception and reviews?
PoojaG: I want to publish my writings for sure and I am working on a book at the moment
Q: What is your favorite movie of all time/last movie you have seen?
PoojaG: The answer to both is Star Wars! The original Star Wars trilogy are my favourite and the last movie I saw was Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Q: If you could describe your writing with one word what would it be?
* Side note to number 9 – Believe it or not my favorite character in the Star Wars series is Darth Vader.