Monday, June 27, 2016

Interview with "Dancing With the Pen II" Contributor Arham Habib

Today we continue our Dancing With The Pen II blog tour with an interview with young writer Arham Habib, whose essay "Dear Mr. Bradbury" is featured in the book. Order a personalized copy of Dancing With The Pen II: a collection of today's youth writing here or on Amazon here.

What would you like readers to know about you as an introduction? 

Hi, my name is Arham Habib. I am fourteen years old, living in town of Danville, California. I love reading books, enjoy playing badminton and my favorite subject is Organic Chemistry.

Describe your piece that was published in Dancing With The Pen II

I wrote this essay as part of the "Letters About Literature" contest to the author who, beyond death, still guides me in how I write and how I live my life: Ray Bradbury.

Have you been writing for a long time? What do you like about writing?

No, I have not been writing for a long time, but it is enjoyable. I find it an extremely relaxing activity.

What does it mean to you to have your piece included in this book? 

It was amazing to realize that I would be in a publish work. It’s both gratifying and a form of motivation for me better my writing.

Do you have any advice for other writers, or for other young people going after their dreams?

No matter how difficult it is to fail, it’s a a thousand times harder to live with knowing you could have tried anything.

Can you share a few of your favorite books or authors? 

The Harry Potter series, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and pieces penned by Ray Bradbury.

What inspires you?  

I’m personally inspired by brilliant minds of the past: Aristotle, Socrates, Archimedes, and countless other writers, scientists, and philosophers.


Arham Habib is a middle school student with varying degrees of interest for anything but homework. An avid reader, he seeks to transfer the characteristics of his favorite authors’ writings into his own texts. Sometimes, he can even be persuaded into writing about himself in the third person. When he isn’t reading or writing, he is known to participate in speech and debate tournaments, math competitions, and science fairs.


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