Meet the 2016 Authors Shaima AlMarzooqi


Shaima AlMarzooqi 2What are you most looking forward to at the 2016 Festival?

Meeting with distinguished writers and authors from around the world, and with people who have great interest in seeking knowledge. From my side, I can share my good experience with them.

In fact, there is the other side, whatever subject I would present in this festival, I am pretty sure I will find here more excellence, creativity and interest in the subject.

When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?

At that moment, when I was able to write the first word, in that moment when I was amazed of the characters gathering and becoming a word! I loved this practice, I mean compiling the characters and discharging the word…

What book do you find yourself re-reading most often?

The books that enriched me spiritually and mentally, that gave me a great sense I did not experience before, experience I miss, or provided me the knowledge I did not know…

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?

I wanted to be a writer and author, and other things … but the writing was always my purpose.

And finally, we have a number of aspiring writers attending the Festival. What one piece of advice would you give them?

Reading of course, self-training to capture new ideas, and thinking of common things in a different way.