About Joyce Jomon George
She’s one like everyone. Born and brought up in a humble background in the hills of Bhutan, she is now a teacher working in Jaipur. She loves to express herself in words, especially poems.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Joyce Jomon George: This book is a collection of short poems that I wrote over the years. They are personal but I believe many can relate to them.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Joyce Jomon George: This is a title that came to my mind when I compiled my poems to be published. Reading them felt like reading many emotions of mine.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a poet and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Joyce Jomon George: I never wrote poems thinking I could publish them or that one day I could be a poet. I write when communicating my emotions or dealing with an emotion seems easier through simple words.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Joyce Jomon George: I will continue writing poems. I wish to publish them whenever the time seems right.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Joyce Jomon George: Considering the various ways to access books these days, youngsters seem to enjoy reading variety of genres. They are smart. And so, quality is a major factor that lure our readers. Marketing is again very important so that more and more readers get to know about the latest releases and they reach the reader who would enjoy them or might have been looking for a certain genre.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Joyce Jomon George: Writing is catharsis for some, it is just joy some times, it is passion most of the times and it is a medium to share emotions to many. Read as much as you can, it helps in one way or many. My poems are related to pain and gain, blessings and challenges, fears and doubts and above all, faith in goodness and God. There is a poem for atleast one or few times a woman must have felt what I did.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Joyce Jomon George: I read, I watch movies, I work and I teach!
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
Joyce Jomon George: I don’t usually try to sit and write on a regular basis. I write when I feel like writing. So I haven’t felt much of a writer’s block but if I ever want to write and can not write, I might just wait until words come to me.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Joyce Jomon George: As I said, I write poems any time I feel the need to put something down into words. I will certainly publish them when I’m ready.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Joyce Jomon George: Read and explore. Express with truth, convey with confidence and wait for it to be read.