Featured BookRix Author: Hadi Garib
This week’s featured BookRix Author is Hadi Garib. Every Tuesday, Bookrix features one of its authors on this blog. If you’d like to be our next featured author, please let us know by filling out this form.
1) Your name
2) Titles of the work you have on BookRix
3) What is your writing method? Do you wake up super early in the morning? Do you burn the midnight oil drinking coffee to stay awake while penning your passion?
In carrying a pen and paper at all times, I find myself reaching for the same the moment inspiration strikes. It doesn’t always have to be a sober hour; I could be sitting about one minute, and suddenly be in a meditative coma the next, jotting down my work.
4) How long have you been writing?
While linguistics have always been a passion, I reckon it wasn’t until I started reading works by the great Greek bard that I was truly inspired to pursue my own.
5) How do you maintain your regular job while writing?
Writing is more of a hobby; something that you willfully pursue. Work on the other hand, is seen as something that living demands. Having said that, you can’t really discount for the frequent urge to escape to serenity to work on something constituting literary resonance.
6) Do you have special places where you go to write?
The beach. The musical rhythm that echos, as if through time, as each wave crashes against the shore; the gulls serving as the choir; the fluttering sand, the stagehands; one can’t ask for more in terms of seeking a muse.
7) Do you have any quirks when writing? Do you need to shut off your phone for the weekend or stay away from family and friends?
It was on Circe’s advice that Odysseus tied himself against his ship’s mast to safely hear the sirens; I reckon I find myself enjoying the same vide tying myself up in my writing, shunning the masses once by the sea.
What inspires you?
Reality. Every work presented has been based on an actual event. For instance, the work Morality was from the sheer frustration at the regional government’s lack of action in helping the victims of the devastating Baluchistan earthquake. The title Waves, resonating queries with reference to the global financial crash. The work The U.N.Doing, inspired by a truly international student body while I pursued my masters down under. Yep, its all about reality.
(Hadi Garib is from Pakistan.)
9) Do you want to make a living from your wordsmith skills or are you doing this for fun?
I reckon the only thing that keeps me from making a living from the same is the fear that financial greed would destroy the childish affection that is associated with writing for fun. Not that the thoughts never crossed my mind. With Bookrix offering the opportunity to establish a reader base, here’s hoping for something to click in the near future.
10) What are your stories about? Are they fiction or non-fiction?
One would have to call it a mix of the two. While based on fact, they often take a philosophical twist, querying the viability of adopting a certain persona. Having said that, if I were pushed for an either / or response, it would have to be non-fiction.
11) Do you have a lesson in your stories? Do you have a philosophical or moral mission you are showing in your work?
Inspired by what is happening the world over, the stories tend to seek the reasoning behind the topic at hand, wondering how the notions of ethics, and uniformity in society permit disintegration of the same.
12) What advice do you have for other authors?
Never allow colleagues, peers, or even society at large, to burden your work ethic. Your muse is what you believe it is – not what others deem fit for you.
13) Please write anything else you’d like for the BookRix blog.
Having spent days on end finding an ambitious place that promotes a dying art, writing, while willfully seeking to expand, one can truly appreciate the value of BooRix. Thanks for the same.
Thanks Hadi for your participation. Visit BookRix to meet him and other authors with the ability to read their work.
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