The Rise Insight: Welcome to The Rise Insight, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.
Mohd Auyoob Mir: Thank You for your best wishes. I got the appreciation from my readers when I uploaded posters of my debut book Moonstruck through social media platforms. I cannot explain how much overzealous I was while writing the manuscript of this book, I did often ride on the clouds to chase the sunlight or visit the unknown amazing lands in search of pearls.
Furthermore, I am truly thankful to my friends and the team of Evincepub Publishing who remained with me on this journey.
The Rise Insight: What encourages you to become an Author?
Mohd Auyoob Mir: A brief but influenced incident of pain is enough to make you something else that you had not thought of. In one way or the other, you try to console your wounded heart, and I do console it by using the pen to stitch its wounds. In other words, I can say the inner frying pain of my heart has drawn a road for me and has made me an author.
The Rise Insight: What are your favourite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Mohd Auyoob Mir: The favourite topic of my writing is my own forlorn heart. It knows its way to reach the goal after being wet under the quilts of pain. In addition, It can’t stay on one particular topic of writing, as its goal is to change the directions. I do confirm, all the areas of literature are interested, but I have my deep sympathy on the topics like unrequited love, hypocrisy, social evil, motherly love etc.
The Rise Insight: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Mohd Auyoob Mir: There are many writers in English literature who inspired me by their thoughts. I am particularly inspired by William Butler Yeats, John Keats, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, Keki N. Daruwalla, Nissim Ezekiel etc who do create the magic upon readers through every line of the poems. I cannot explain the zenith of imagination within the poems of above-mentioned poets, as their poems has already sown such seeds onto the hearts of readers.
The Rise Insight: The title of your book seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Mohd Auyoob Mir: Obviously, the title is different and catchy. After completing the manuscript of my debut collection, the problem of the title raised in my mind, and I read the whole collection five times for sorting out the problem. On getting the idea, I decided to name it, “Moonstruck — Love Birds are Made to Carry the Pain”. The idea about the title came into my mind after reading the particular poem, “Mr Moonstruck” in my debut collection. It took me 10 days to decide the title for my debut book.
The Rise Insight: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Mohd Auyoob Mir: From time to time, I write the articles for newspapers. I have also got success in publishing some of my poems through online journals. Initially, I was reluctant to publish something, but later on The Merciful Lord put the flame of Courage into my heart and I got success. The result of success came to me in the shape of my debut book, Moonstruck. I hope the readers will enjoy its content.
The Rise Insight: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Mohd Auyoob Mir: I desire to capture every moment through my writing and draw it before the world of readers, who will know the real pain of observation, through the every line of my writing. I hope the readers will enjoy my future writing. It is necessary to mention here that the time decides it better than the prediction of someone.
The Rise Insight: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Mohd Auyoob Mir: In the present time, I am busy in the manuscript of my novel, its half content is completed, and I think it will take few months to complete. After completing the novel, I will work on the 2nd book of my poetry collection.
The Rise Insight: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Mohd Auyoob Mir: Indian writing in the 21st century has got success to free it from the tea cups of England, here it is necessary to quote, Dr S P Dhanavel, Professor of English, Anna University, Chennai, he states, “The 21st century has proved to the world that English literature is no longer the sole province of the imperial England. Although English literature started and flourished in England, it has gone on to sow the seeds of creativity in English in other parts of the world. Interestingly, the English people themselves paved the way for the unexpected developments that we witness today. When the English colonizers went to America, they began to write their literature of the Americas. Similarly, those English men and women who went to Australia began the process of new literature called Australian literature. And so is the case with Canada, India, and Africa.”
The Rise Insight: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?
Mohd Auyoob Mir: All the creative works demand hard work and consistency. The more you passionate to it, the more it is easy for you. Simply, behind every chapter of success, there is the ink of struggle. I convey to budding authors, be consistent on writing and one day they will shine like the stars in the sky.