19 years old incredible Pakistani teenager writer sharing her views.Interview with mahnur.s.stories


This anonymous writer’s word power is capable enough to leave a never-fading impression. Writes with a pen name BLIND



Q-Do you think your pen is your identity? 
Ans-I believe everyone leaves something behind. For me, it’d be my pen. I won’t call this as my identity since I don’t write with my own name, but if the world is going to remember me for something, I believe it is going to be as a certain writer called Blind.
Q-When did you start writing and how you started sharing it with your readers? 
Ans-I believe it’s been 5 years since I properly started writing and 3 years since I showed it to any of my friend for the first time. I don’t believe I would have had as many readers had it not been for a Facebook page that I am a part of. It has always been through social media.
Q-Who is your motivation? 
Ans-My motivation is me. Writing is more about letting yourself heal, if you let your emotions flow in forms of word every once in a while or even daily, it makes you get through the day. It helps me to remain functional.
Q-How would you frame this, ”writing is a struggle against silence”?
Ans-I’d agree with that. It’s a reflection of the chaos inside you, it’s the chaos external to you in the outer world that nobody talks about or it’s rather a way to talk about things that are taboo. We only think of writing as something beautiful, something that has the ability to describe a scenery or a beautiful face. For me, when you write, you write to break the silence.
Q-Are you all time active writer or is there specific time or mood that makes you play with your ideas and words?
Ans-I’d rather say moods. There needs to be something that triggers the writer inside me. Words don’t come naturally to me, it’s the ideas that I have to work with. But yes, when they do it’s a flow that I can’t stop until amd unless I give it words.
Q-Do you think is it necessary to stay up with your readers? 
Ans-If you’re writing to heal yourself, to let out your feelings and emotions, then you don’t need to. But if its something that you’re writing for a social benefit or you think that it’s something someone can relate to you then yes. It’ll help you see if its helping someone or not. For the silent writers out there, share your work if you think you aren’t good enough. You’ll get a good boost.
Q-Can writers bring peace in society through their words?
Ans-They sure can. It’s not as easy as it sounds but it’s not impossible. I believe, it’d better if writers are given the responsibilities of an anthropologist. See, the thing is that writers can see deeper into societies, they have the ability to detach themselves and see the wrongs and the rights.
Q- Do you think is there any competition among writers or every writer has his own rhythm? 
Ans-Nope, never. Why would there be any? Every writer has a style, a way to work with. Some are good with words, others are better with ideas. Every writer writes with a different experience. We can’t compare any idea.
Q-As a teenager what do you think where this generation lacks? 
Ans-We don’t lack as a generation so to say. We’ve issues and problems that were handed down to us by our ancestors, by this I doesn’t necessarily mean our parent’s generation, but those that were handed down to us by history. It has it’s way of clawing in, to quote Arundhati Roy. It’s the awareness of the truth that we lack, the inability to build connection between how a certain thing happened and why it did.
Q-Your message to all the writers who write but never come to the front zone?

Ans-Stay there. If it’s your comfort zone, please don’t ever think you’ve to get out of it to make a difference. No, you don’t. Throughout history there have been many writers who wrote without their names, and they did leave an impact.


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