Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Our Writers Week 1-Broken Sparkles

Beginning this week, we will post interviews on Writers in our community, writers who are officials doing book reviews, writers doing biweekly short story slam challenges are targets of honors for this feature, 

Welcome and if you love poetry or stories, 

you can still submit to our short story slam week 7 via the link below:

Let's meet talented, dedicated, and beautiful poet/writer Blaga/Broken Sparkle Today, you will never disappoint to learn and read about her!

Tell us about yourself

I am Blaga and I am just a normal girl who enjoys simple things of the day. I'm in love with the blue of the sea, the green of the eyes and the purple of the rainbow. I love traveling, I collect post cards and poetry is my new passion.

Tell me about your blog(s), name(s), what does it mean to you? 

My blog is called Broken Sparkles -, originally the name of the blog was Scent of my heart, but few months after I started it, I had to deal with technical problems and I had to change the url of the blog. I was so frustrated that my poems posted at "Scent of my heart", even though not perfect, had to suffer, that I decided to change the blog name and give to the sparkles of my muse a bitter-sweet taste, so that's why Broken Sparkles.

When have you started blogging?

My first post was on 3rd of October 2010, so there isn't even an year yet to celebrate with my blog, but I'm very happy that I have it!

What's the theme(s) of your blog(s)? What do you write most? poetry, book review or cooking recopies  short stories?

I find it easier to express myself through poetry, but lately I've been into writing short stories, some of which I find pretty good myself.

What are the inspirations of your writing?

Well, you can find inspirations anywhere, as long as you let them show you the way. Music is a major inspirational source for me, some personal feelings and happenings, but sometimes it might be just a single word from a newspaper and a poem comes.

Do you have a favorite book or author?

I am a book lover, I'm afraid if I have to make a list of all books that I like, it will take some time to finish the list. But there are few books that had a great imprint on me:

"A place called freedom" by Ken Follett
"Gone with the wind" by Margaret Mitchell 
"The Kite runner" by Khaled Hosdseini

And when it comes to poetry, I'm really fond of Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski, Pablo Neruda and Oscar Wilde.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Yes, many favorite quotes, but right now what comes to my mind is 

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume"
— William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

Any tips for those who started blogging?

Just enjoy whatever you do, express yourself without fears and welcome the world of the Muses with a smile.

What's your writing plans?

I'm currently working on a story that takes place in India, because I've never been to India, it takes time to do a research and get a glimpse of how life is over there, but the idea is strongly attached with me and I plan on writing it to the end, no matter how much time will consume.

Thank you to BlueBell Books!

Broken Sparkles -


Unknown said...

love your answer, Blaga,

keep it up!

Blaga said...

Thank you for presenting me here! A real honor!

MISH said...

Blaga , it was really great to learn more about you through this interview ! I've really enjoyed your poetry as well and I look forward to reading more of your short stories ! Happy writing !

Indie said...

Its so nice to get to know you Blaga!

You sound sensitive and attuned, like a fine writer should be.

Now Im off to visit your blog!


Anonymous said...

Good luck on your new attempt of writing a book with matters happening in India. Indians are innately very helpful people- without expectations for their good deeds. I am a proud Indian (south Indian) , and feel free to know about my country and people from me, with regard to your story writing, Blaga.