In Conversation with Monika Gupta

Monika Gupta

About Monika Gupta

Monika Gupta is a teacher who aspires to share all the knowledge she has gained during the course of her own learning. she believes learning to be an ongoing process and is herself exploring various forms of English language. Writing is one of her passions.

LiFT: Tell us about the theme of the anthology and how did you get to know about it?

Monika Gupta: The anthology ‘Threads of Words’, as suggested by the title, is an interesting mélange of ideas and emotions well expressed by talented writers. This was brought into my knowledge by a friend of mine.

LiFT: What inspired you to write for this particular anthology?

Monika Gupta: This anthology served as a platform for my long cherished desire to contribute to the world of poetry and literature. I am grateful to get an opportunity to pen down the emotions that rest deep down in my heart.

LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?

Monika Gupta: I wish to keep writing as it gives me immense contentment and would surely like to publish a collection of my poems.

LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?

Monika Gupta: I am a teacher. Reading, listening to music and learning more about language are some other areas of my interest.

LiFT: Are you working on your own book? If yes, please tell us something about it.

Monika Gupta: Yes, I am. I wish to compile my poems into an anthology that would mirror some of the very commonly experienced feelings, dilemmas, expectations and disappointments faced in human relationships. Also, I wish to include some nature poetry in my anthology.

LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?

Monika Gupta: I propose that a writer must follow his /her own idea and not leave the string of that original idea that served as an inspiration for him/her to write. Once you begin writing holding this string, you will end up well. Just believe in yourself and your pen!

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