About Rex Jovakim Joseph:
Rex Jovakim Joseph is a Software engineer, an entrepreneur with insight, an Investor for a reason, and in addition to all this, a student who is striving to add up his title as a lawyer – LLB in Criminology at Middlesex University Dubai. During the first year of undergraduate studies, the lad climbed the wall of entrepreneurship and added the tag of CEO to his name. He invested in three startups in India and two in Dubai. The journey was never easy, but no tides were big enough to end his passions and dreams. He has published three books – “8oo8oo diary” “Basorexia of a naughty dirty brat” and “It’s too big to grab”.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Rex Jovakim: The book is total dedication to someone I love and miss at the same time. Even though the person is not with me, the poems will remain as a reminiscent of the beautiful memories we created.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Rex Jovakim: The title is a remainder to me and to someone who left me half me. The word Basorexia defines my urge to kiss and hold the person so passionately, Naughty dirty brat is more a like a name the person used to call me whenever we had a conversation. The book is a complete dedication to the person, so the title.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a poet and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Rex Jovakim: Well, I don’t think there was this huge moment of enlightenment or realization. I always loved to write. Whether it be a story or a poem I loved to express what I felt through my words. Each person I came across inspired me, every life is different and they all have something special to look into. Each of my characters are inspired from various persons, every human, every emotions I pass by inspires me.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Rex Jovakim: There are chances to be and not be in the world of literature. I am evolving day by day, maybe after ten years there are possibilities of me becoming the heart of world literature. I think I already marked my name their and all I have to do now is make it bold, bold enough so that no one will forget. My words should live through each generations. Even after a decade or after 100 decade, I see myself as an author.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Rex Jovakim: I prefer to say both marketing and quality plays a major role. Proper marketing techniques helps you to reach the reader. I have read many books which were not so popular but with epic stories, if it were properly marketed it should have captured a million hearts.
When it comes to quality of writing, the readers are not clueless, a large population of readers today are better critics, so it is very necessary to maintain a basic quality if you want the readers to accept your work. It’s better for the marketing and quality to go hand in hand.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Rex Jovakim: I hardly think there are any messages to spread. I am an author because I wanted to be an author. Writing gives me happiness, a unique kind and knowing people can relate to characters, both motivates me to continue to be an author. So the only message I like to share with my folks is just do what you love, do things which gives you an insane happiness, people are gonna love and hate your doings no matter what.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Rex Jovakim: I am a weird guy and I do a million things apart from writing. From cooking to kick boxing everything is my hobby. Actually, I am into everything. As you know am an engineer, entrepreneur and a budding lawyer based on my career. I do talk a lot, I crave for knowledge, I read. I am planning for some shooting lessons. So I would like to do everything that exist.
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
Rex Jovakim: Those moments are kind of difficult, feel more like a river with no water. I talk to people to getaway from my situation. I will divert my mind to different things. I have picked up a set of hobbies to help me. Music is a good choice. I will go for a drive which help to calm my nerves. The biggest border to cross in my life was facing my own emotions and thoughts about a stranger who left me.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Rex Jovakim: Well yes, let this be where I first disclose my upcoming book. I am working on my next project. But I would rather keep the details to myself for now. Just like, let the storm hit first, let the book complete first.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Rex Jovakim: Make your own pattern. It is not necessary for a writer to follow a certain pattern of writing to develop a masterpiece or a commercially successful project. Each day try to improve yourself, make your characters connect with the real life, they will be etched in the heart of people.