About Seema Pradeep:
A happy person, who wants to see everyone happy around. Very positive and strong personality, but emotional as she gets connected to people with her heart. Loves to dance, sing, cook and an ardent animal lover. Started writing from the fifth grade, and writing has always been a passion. Having gone through a variety of job profiles for years, now settled as a logistics professional in Dubai, and enjoying work to its full. A loving life partner and a strong family are her greatest assets.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Seema: It is a poetry collection with 20 little and very simple poems, written over years. It has emotional poetries that get connected to people easily. It talks about life and its values and gives positive notes to the readers. It has been a long journey of confusing talks and advises from people who knew what writing a book was like, but took it as a challenge when no one was willing to help. That made things work infact. Then found “The write order” and it happened. They are a good team and working with them was as fascinating as writing a book.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Seema: I wanted something from the heart to tell what I feel, and I couldn’t think of anything better. Felt this was the best.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a poet and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Seema: I was in grade 5, years back (ha ha ha) and we had a math project in school. I never liked the subject. I had nothing to do, but fortunately something made me write and i was actually writing a poem about Math. My parents and teachers liked it and that was just the beginning. From then on poetry has been my favorite topic anywhere. Anything can inspire me and I just love writing poems. Though my second and third book are a combination of poetries and short stories, poetry will always be my lifeline.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Seema: I want to be recognized as a simple and creative writer. I want to write a book for children with rhymes and small poems and i hope to see myself in the for of a lovely book in schools
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Seema: The quality of a book is like the soul without which marketing is nothing. But when they both combine in correct ratio, then it goes miles. And yes anything needs market space and a book specially can travel only through a good voice.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Seema: Writing is the only art form that lets you convey your thoughts in words. And so it has a beautiful way of entering hearts and touching them. That is why they say, a pen is stronger than a knife. Words have the power to make you or break you. I chose to write because I am a very emotional person and I get my peace of mind when I am able to make your heart beat faster and your eyes hold a tear.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Seema: I work as a logistics professional. I love to dance and sing old Hindi songs. I like small crafts and yes I cook.
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
Seema: To be honest, I just switch off. Give it a break, cook, eat, sleep and listen to music.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Seema: I have written three books. “When the heart speaks”, ” Through the lanes” and “Thorns that smiled”. Working on my fourth book which will be a poetry collection and would be with intense emotions.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Seema: The world is growing so fast and everyone has their own passions and dreams. Just keep observing and get to know people more and more, because a lot of information’s and ideas are there around.