A glimpse into the world of Pakistani powerhouses
What inspired you to become an author?
Life was turning out to be different than I imagined so I needed some space to breathe. In my quest to find solace, I decided to put my emotions in words.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from within as I am a firm believer in individualism.
What do you do when inspiration strikes?
The moment I get an idea, I jot it down no matter what time of the day or place. Then I think about it until it’s ripe enough.
How would you encourage women in their respective other fields?
Women should collaborate their efforts, encourage one another and work together. Promoting each other will help us grow.
What is the hardest part about being a writer in Pakistan?
Being a fiction writer in the country is hard, mostly because there are not enough publishing houses ready to publish romance or fiction. Also, being a working mother can become a hurdle, as it is difficult to balance both personal and professional life. However, the end results are quite rewarding.
What is the best part about being an author?
Meeting new people, getting positive feedback such as someone saying “your work changed my life”, gives me immense encouragement and that is what I live for.
What is it like being an author?
Being an author is wonderful. The only reason one becomes an author is because they want to reach deeper corners of people’s hearts and inspire them.
Any advice you would like to give to women wanting to write?
Write whatever makes you happy. Don’t be afraid and don’t let failure or the fear of failure hold you back.
Hina Jadav Sunil
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 12th, 2015.
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