“I am a beginner and I like to experiment with everything and anything but if someday I’ll have to choose between the kind of subjects to write on, it would be about women, for women.” Aaima Abid, awe-inspiring Pakistani writer giving interview to mahnur.s.stories.
Q- Describe the relation you have with your pen?
Ans- I think I lost and found myself through my pen so its like I’ll always have to go back to it, there is no escape from it.
Q-Since when you are writing and what type of topics activate your pen?
Ans-I can’t exactly tell, but I have lost my writings in the tide of time and then one day I thought of setting up a blog and saving them for my own self, I haven’t been consistent with that as well but it has helped me somehow. I don’t have specifics in writing, I am a beginner and I like to experiment with everything and anything but if someday I’ll have to choose between the kind of subjects to write on, it would be about women, for women.
Q-Where you share your write ups?
Ans-I have a blog on WordPress that goes as ‘museinmaking.wordpress.com‘ where I majorly share my writings, I have newly set FB and Instagram pages as well, links to all these platforms are shared:
Q-What do you think, what is the difference between person with pen and person without?
Ans-I wouldn’t mark that as any standard to the kind of person one is, but if I share my personal experience my life wouldn’t be same without pen and writing. Words and writings protect my sanity in all kinds of time.
Q-According to you What a writer can do to his/her generation?
Ans- I believe in the power of words, I think words will always be the most powerful tools in bringing a positive change in any generation/ society if used rightly.
Q-Do you think, for being a good writer It is necessary to mingle up with readers?
Ans-Reading is essential to writing, it helps you polish and make up your mind for the kind of writing. I am not sure if I understand the context of mingling up with readers here but yeah as far as I am concerned, reading and writing go hand in hand.
Q-What do you see in today’s generation?
Ans-There is so much to learn, I feel we are wasting our time and energies for things not long-lasting. I also believe that each one of us has a part to play in your country or tribe’s movement and by doing nothing we are neglecting that part. We should be reading more and writing more often, and making art; these are the kind of the things that help sustain life in the long run.
Q-As being mature citizen of Pakistan what do you think where we are lacking?
Ans- I won’t render myself mature, I don’t believe in any absolutes about this world but transience is the key factor and we are lacking in that, we are not evolving as much as the time needs, mental growth is where we are lacking I feel.
Q- Message to your readers?
Ans- Always believe in the power of pursuit, this life is nothing but pursuit; when you know that you can’t be perfect, that you can’t be absolute, you try to be better, to try to learn and grow. keep your journey going.