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‘You’ll Find Me Hiding Somewhere In Between The Words I Write And Didn’t Write’—An Interview With Poetess Cynthia Go

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1. This is your first interview. I am a big fan of your works. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?

Hi! First of all, thank you so much for having me here. I’m a big fan of your writings too! Hmmm, something about myself… that’s always been a hard question to answer. I’m Cynthia, I write prose and poetry on my blog, and I just recently published my first book, Hearts and Empires. I’m a graduate of Psychology, and I can describe myself as both a dreamer and realist.

 

2. You are a woman of poetry. Your works have been loved and shared around the web. What does that mean to you? Have you always wanted to be a poetess growing up? If so what were your inspirations in becoming one?

No, I’d never wanted to become a poet or a writer. I’d never even imagined it. But I do love to write. I love documenting and writing my thoughts so that I could one day go back to it. And I mostly write for myself. It sounds selfish I know, but if you ask or request me to write something for you, given a certain topic, I would really have a hard time. That’s why I’m grateful to all those who shared my writings and to those who expressed that they could relate to it. I’m glad that my writings could touch others’ hearts and I could somehow help them indirectly.

3. You have just released your debut poetry and prose collection Hearts & Empires. Can you tell us about it? What inspired you to write this piece of literature?

Like I said, I’d never really aspired to be a writer, much more write a book! But I’ve gotten so many requests to write for one, so I did. 🙂 So, I’ve written Hearts and Empires for all those who requested for it. 🙂 

 

4. What are your writing habits? Do you write every day? Where do you love to write the most?

There was a time I forced myself to write every single day, and it left me exhausted and drained. So I stopped doing that, and I just write now whenever the mood strikes me. Though that wasn’t really advisable! I might go back to writing every day again though. It’s a lot more productive.

I write anywhere, usually using my phone, or sometimes I memorized the passing words in my mind until I could write or type it down.

 

5. What’s the best piece of writing advice you ever received?

Write the passing thoughts of your mind. There are pieces of gems on those thoughts. I forgot where I read or get this. I think it was from one of Lang Leav’s interview.

 

6. What’s your MBTI personality?

INFJ! We took this test before when I was a student in Psychology, and I took it again after graduating. It always yields the same result for me. 

 

7. Favorite books and authors?

I love fantasy books. So most of the authors I adore wrote in fantasy genre too. My favorites are Maria V. Snyder of Study Series. I’ve read her first book, Poison Study, in about four times already! She’s that good. Then, Cassandra Clare of the Mortal Instruments series. Holly Black, though I haven’t yet read all of her books but she’s really good, especially her book the Darkest Part of the Forest. Of course, J.K Rowling. I like also Rainbow Rowell, for the YA genre. And I could go on and on, there’s just so many great authors out there. For the poetry genre, I’m partial to Nikita Gill over all the other famous poets out there today. There’s just a certain quality, power, and strength in her pieces.

 

8. In some of your pieces, you talk about alternate realities. Do you believe that they exist?

To quote John Lennon, “I believe in everything until it is disproved.” So yes, in a way I think alternate realities may be possible, as well as past lives. I mean, angels and demons are real even if we couldn’t see them, what more about the other possibilities out there that humans, because of our limited sense and capability, just couldn’t fathom?

 

9. What do you hope to do in the future? I’ve heard your planning to write novels. Tell us about that.

I hope one day to become a full-time writer! I’m enjoying it now. And yes, I’m currently working on a novel, and another side project. I might use a pen name though. I like the anonymity, the liberty to write anything I want, and the idea of having a fresh start. 🙂

 

10. Lastly, what would you like to tell your readers?

To my readers, thank you! Thank you for all the support. I wouldn’t even start to write a book if it wasn’t because of you. And thank you because somehow I realized this is my dream, to write and publish a book. And I wouldn’t realize it if it wasn’t because of you.

Also, I know most of my readers aren’t just readers but also aspiring writers like me. For all the writers among the readers, we could do it!

 

You can find more about at her website: http://cynthiatingo.com/  ❤

You can grab a copy of her debut poetry and prose collection Hearts & Empires here: https://tinyurl.com/y7uo8nay ❤

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Confessions of a Wallflower 💐

Thank you so much, everyone, who purchased a copy of my debut poetry collection Confessions of a Wallflower. It may not seem much compared to how many books other self-published authors sell, but for me, this is a sign from the stars that this book is a self-fulfilled success. This may be the dawn, the seed to potential future prosperities as a young author. From the deepest, darkest and most troubled parts of my soul, I am grateful to everyone who keeps on supporting me both as a writer and as a fellow human being. I just want you to know that I love you, my precious reader, because my journey into the literary world has helped me with my inner everyday struggle against anxiety and depression.

I know that sometimes I write really dark stuff, but I am really recovering from my mental illness. I’m on my way to a better place with all the techniques that I’ve learned in therapy such as mindfulness, socializing and getting out of the house and through the sheer belief that I will get better. I haven’t been suicidal for a few months now, and I believe that it does get better because there’s always hope no matter how dark life gets sometimes.

I’m going to self-publish another book of prose and poetry next year, and it will be about my dark experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicidal thoughts and self-destructive habits that caused me a great deal of anxiety. It will also be about my experiences in falling in and out of love with a girl who also experienced a great deal of anxiety. Finally, it will be about my continuous journey to healing, recovery and finding the meaning of existence through my own philosophies.

Thank you for taking the time to read, and I hope you have a lovely day. 🌷 I wish you hope, love, and healing. ✨

 

The boy who cries wolf,

Juansen Dizon ✿

Hearts and Empires by Cynthia Go (Book Review)

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Prisoner

 

She built a wall, a fortress so high

That keeps her a prisoner of her own mind 

So on days she couldn’t glimpse the sun

Please don’t tell her to just get out and get about

Because darling, I assure you 

She doesn’t know how to escape

This lonely castle she built 

Out of her own tears, cut, and howl of anguish

Where hidden doors are called Happiness

And keys are called Prozac 

Or sometimes the usual,

‘It’s just in your mind.’

 

Hearts and Empires is Cynthia Go’s debut poetry collection which I very much enjoyed reading from start to end. It is wonderful and raw. The other pieces that I admired the most in this collection are I Believe There’s An Alternate Reality Where We Both Make It, Tell Me Something I Didn’t Know, Too Late, Constellation of Her Bones, Maybe It’s Okay and The Love Letters To The Dead.

This book tackles on subjects about love, loss, heartbreak, trauma, depression, and healing. Some of the pieces may be triggering because it has dark themes but overall Cynthia Go shines light on the topic of hope in the end. 

Her writing style is very simple, raw and magical. I just love this book, and I am looking forward to her next collection. It truly is a unique piece of literature.

Let me be the first to say that this book is a success.