Writers Creed Interviews: @paratmin
We had the pleasure of speaking with Atmin, of @paratmin. It was a pleasure getting to know him, and we hope you enjoy his lovely responses as much as we did.
WC: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. So, what is the story behind your url?
A: Well, to be honest , the story behind my url is just the fact that i use a similar username for a lot of platforms and i find it ideal just cause it reveals my identity but not completely. And as I see most people are confused about my identity and so it serves the purpose. I believe people should have a few personal one on one conversations to know my identity. Just to let people know that I’m a guy, so they don’t get confused anymore with my gender…haha.
WC: haha that’s fair
WC: Do you have any nicknames then?
A: No specific nicknames cause most people like to call me by my name, even my family members. Though sometimes randomly nicknames are used when people might have love flowing in large amounts for me and ready to ooze out of them in the form of nicknames.
WC: what got you into writing? why did you start writing?
A: Well, I am a sufficiently creative person and it’s due to the creativity of my parents that rubbed off against me. I have been writing short and weird poetry for numerous people on various occasions right from their birthdays to other celebratory things for them like graduations and stuff. All of this cause my mom wanted to me to do so firstly and somehow i enjoyed doing it and my mom had fun too seeing what absolutely out of the box and unthinkable things i would write. She encouraged me to do this all this while and i wrote a few things for my professors as well. I got into writing stories on Quora firstly and few of my stories and stuff got a good response and i wrote a few more there , but i found the space not so effective after sometime due to some technical reasons. I then switched to tumblr gradually. Also, I really like some bollywood movies and some hollywood ones. The way people told stories and how it moved people watching it was a great feeling for me personally. I somehow found out that there were a lot of stories living inside me and i wanted to tell them in my own way. That’s how i thought about writing stories. Also, being on tumblr has helped me incredibly with constructive criticism. I am trying to put in my best so that readers have a good experience every time they read.
WC: aww it’s so sweet how your mom encouraged you, and I for one, am glad she did.
WC: what do you like to write about? are there topics you gravitate towards more so than others?
A: I love writing about everything that is connected to humans emotionally. It could be love, heartbreak , betrayal, failure, success and so on and so forth. I also love writing about the effect of these emotions on the human. Also, I like writing about inspirational things and events. That’s cause when I try to inspire others I find inspiration too. I always look at writing about multiple things that happen in life with various life experiences that we have and also how they affect us. I also like to write something which includes comedy in it . So, in total anything that generally affects us and leaves an impression on our personal lives , is something that I want to write about. Most of this is what everyone has experienced sometime or the other and can relate to. I want my writing to have impact on people in a positive manner mostly and other times i want them to relive their experiences in some manner.
WC: that’s beautiful
WC: keeping with the theme.. why do you like writing?
A: Writing is something that liberates me personally ! I like to put down my experiences and emotions in the form of written pieces , poetry and also convey them through the stories i write ! I have numerous experiences that I want to share and write about ! Everything happening outside stimulates me in someway and I want to write it down ! Also, something that makes me write more is the impact that it has on people. Most importantly I choose words as a form of expression and sometimes I want to turn them into the stories ! If appreciation comes my way it stimulates and provokes me to write more and better !
WC: lovely response
WC: how long have you been writing for?
A: To be honest I have written since words made sense to me , but all i wrote was practically just good for my mom to read while others would have just laughed at it. So, I have been writing stories for about 3-4 years now but on different platforms. Poetry I have written for a longer time but not something as meaningful as it is now and it’s been only about 4-5 months and all thanks to the talented tumblr poets .
A: Also , quotes were something I wrote more seriously being on tumblr and it’s been 4-5 months too for them.
WC: well we’re glad you’re here :)
WC: has anything strange happened to you because of writing?
A: The strangest of all the things is appreciation ! People appreciating my work was the last thing I could ever think of. It’s cause I never explored myself with writing earlier to this extent. It’s strangely beautiful ! Fortunately I have still not got hate from others too ! Also because of my writing some people came forward and talked to me and we became friends on tumblr. I got to know them better too ! I believe through writing I strangely have found a way to express and for example if I am angry , depressed or happy I can put it down with words and dilute my emotions to some extent and thereby become calmer overall. Writing is really journey of also reliving some wonderful and enlightening experiences and thereby it helped me in self development too which I never thought of when I started it. Also, it gives me some amount of confidence for one of my dreams that is to be able to write stories which the world would like to listen to and that I will have an audience that would be happy to read or see them through movies. This was something I was always a bit skeptical about and the belief was never there to the extent I have today. I just hope however that the appreciation I get today is honest and that people really like stuff I write from their heart cause it means so much to anyone who writes. So, it’s a lot of strange things coming in with writing ! But it’s all strangely beautiful and probably life changing !
WC: another beautifully worded response
WC: last question.. are there any fun facts you would like to share?
A: I have read the least amount of novels that anyone could think of ! I like more of bollywood movies than hollywood and am influenced by them ! I am a person who is from an engineering background and still getting a degree in the same field . I like trying various kind of foods but all vegetarian . I like going on roadtrips with close friends or family. I like the places that have the least population when going for a vacation , just for the isolation and time away from the world ! I Anyone who wants to talk to me here can ping me anytime and I will most definitely reply and want to be friends with the person ! I avoid parties mostly even though I’m called and don’t like socializing a lot ..hehe . My head is a box of wildest imaginations and stories that are super awesome for me but maybe weird for others but I like to see reactions of other people. Also, I am an Indian and a proud one. Lastly, I give my 100% in a project, relationship or anything I’m involved with cause I hate disappointing people and so am a person trying to please everyone and accommodate them too !
A: And I love good music , whatever the language is!
A: Thanks ! Lovely to have an interview with you!!