Wednesday 13 November 2019

Interview with Maryam Amer

Maryam Amer is a Pakistani writer, blogger and a great lover of books. In this interview, Maryam Amer will take you to a world of books and writing, and ensure that you’ve gained one or two things on why you should fulfill your dreams and passion.

Q: Tell us more about yourself.
Maryam Amer: My name is Maryam “Aamir” as I was unable to get the domain name with Aamir so I considered it as “Amer.” I’m a social sciences student, a firm reader, I play guitar and I love to write whatever hits my head. I am a self-taught person and if you ever see me doing something different just believe it that I taught it myself. I am still figuring myself!

Q: How did you discover your passion for writing?
Maryam Amer: I was 14 years old when I started writing in my diary. I used to write my feelings (not thoughts) in it. That is where I learnt to convert my feelings into words.

Q: What is writing to you?
Maryam Amer: To me, writing is like healing. You pour out all the sadness and distress on paper and share it with other people.

Q: What inspired you to start blogging?
Maryam Amer: I always wanted to contribute myself to make this world a better place so least I’d do was to blog it.

Q: What are your major fulfillments from being a blogger?
Maryam Amer: A freedom of speech.

Q: What social media platform has been best used to reach out to your fans?
Maryam Amer: Instagram because it is the only social platform where you’ll meet people of different age groups. My parents use it too.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Maryam Amer: Helping people around. Inspiring them to grow and rise to make this world a better place.

Q: Any plans for the nearest future?
Maryam Amer: I am currently working on my blog. Besides this, I am writing a novel.

Q: What is blogging to you?
Maryam Amer: Some people think that blogging is just about earning money or that a person should take it as his/her full-time job. To me, blogging is just a place where you can share, give your opinion and change people’s perspective with your words. I blog whenever I feel like it, I don’t impose it on me.

Q: List 5 creative bloggers that you adore?

Q: Your happiest moment?
Maryam Amer: My happiest moment is whenever I learn something new or whenever someone tells me that I made them happy/smile.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity?
Maryam Amer: I read books, so Khaled Hosseni, Paulo Coelho and many more.

Q: Your favorite quote?
Maryam Amer: To Heal A Wound, You Gotta Stop Touching It ~ Elephant Journal.

Q: Your favourite food?
Maryam Amer: Pakistani/Indian food.

Q: Your favourite choice of holiday destination?
Maryam Amer: My home! As I live far from my home because of my studies. My home is the only place where I meet all the solace.

Q: Your social media platforms for fans to reach you?
Maryam Amer: My Instagram!

Q: What advice do you have for upcoming writers?
Maryam Amer: When I started writing I used to think that many of my pieces are somehow similar to others. This was the most degrading thought I ever had. You should not compare yourself with other writers. Just like other things, Writing demands practice too. Just don’t give up too easily. Be Real, appreciate other writers, accept the critiques and first of all appreciate yourself.