Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

INTERVIEW: Rubayta Umeed, the youngest writer of Kashmir

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Rubayata Umeed, a 14 year girl hailing from Kunzar, Kashmir authored two books and she has become the youngest writer of Kahsmir. At this tender stage of age, she has become an inspiration for the following generation. Her  first two books, Wizards X Beasts and ZERO, is receiving huge readership applaud from the entire state. In an interaction with TIME POST, Rubayata shared her experiences while going the the process of writing her books. 

Time Post (TP):   First of tell me briefly about yourself?

Rubayata Umeed (RU):      I am a Rubayata Umeed a girl of tenth standard (present). I love writing, reading and drawing. I also like doing maths, social studies and science (physics mostly). My favourite country is Japan. I like the lifestyle there. I have seen a lot of animes and that’s why I prefer watching them over a western cartoon. A lot of animes have inspired me to write.

TP:          How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

RU:          I, after writing Wizards X Beasts and watching its success, thought of writing more. So I thought of some new theme for my upcoming story and I got the theme of Zero.

TP:          Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? 

RU:         I don’t write in a particular field or genre, I write what comes in my mind. It can be of any genre.

TP:          Where did your love of story writing come from?

RU:        I didn’t start writing because I loved writing, I started just for fun without even knowing it would get published. 

TP:          How long have you been writing?

RU:  Not much, just a year.

TP:          What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

RU:          My intentions were simple just to make people understand that life is the hardest but the sweetest thing and I hope I achieve it soon.  

TP:          What was the hardest part of writing this book? 

RU::         There was no hardest part of writing this book, it went smoothly.

TP:          What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

RU:          I enjoyed the climax and the ending of the book. Also there were some scenes in between I enjoyed writing. 

TP:          What inspires you? 

RU:          While writing my debut book Wizard X Beasts I was influenced by two anime shows, Dance with Devils and Air. The second book, Zero: Dream Football Alfresco, was the outcome of the love and encouragement of my readers. 

TP:          Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?  What impact have they had on your writing?

RU:          The books are purely my own creation.

TP:          What do you think is the future of reading/writing?

RU:    I have never given a thought to this question, rather I am a beginner and too young comment on this but reading and writing gives me happiness and a platform to express my ideas, respectively.

TP:          What makes your book stand out from the crowd?

RU:         My book is my imagination, so stands out from the crowd.

TP:          How do you find or make time to write?

RU:          I spend leisure time daily on  writing without disturbing my studies.

TP:          What do you like to read in your free time?

RU:          I read Enid Blyton’s novels from the last few months and these days I am reading a manga, Death Note.

TP:        What projects are you working on at the present?

RU: Presently I am writing two stories.

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