Krasnodar, 19 March. 12+ Today our guest, the writer Tatiana Nemchinova, shares her creative principles and reveals the know-hows of her trade.
Q.: What does the author Tatiana Nemchinova’s credo consist of, and how is it reflected in her authorship?
A.: My credo consists of faith and love of the Fatherland and its people – my compatriots who all are human beings; love to all living creatures around us. My credo demands that I should live free of jealousy, frustration and strain, and without seeking for lucre. It stipulates for living in charity and following God’s law. Credo also means a writer’s righteousness. I have never thought about the purpose of my works from the viewpoint of price – what I do I construct a resource to improve the world.”
Q.: Recently you published a new book, “The 21st Century. Credo of the Writer and the Citizen.” Can you say that this was an anniversary present you made to yourself and to your readers?
A.: Yes, of course. I had wanted to write an unusual book about the problems a writer is concerned of, about the writer’s mission in our unquiet world, and about other fellow writers. For a couple of years, I had been brooding on this topic. At the same time, I had been taking part in academic gatherings, where I raised the spiritual, moral and socio-cultural aspects of our life. My academic activity had been of help, because all my studies became parts of my book.
Q.: What should a beginning author start with?
A.: First of all, they should get a feel of literature and read a lot. At contemporary school, the curriculum in literature is scarce, so one should strive to apprehend it and accumulate this knowledge by oneself.
Q.: Would you mind telling us about your family?
A.: A family is something very intimate. I treat it extremely carefully just because it is the most precious creation in all my life: my home – my family – my castle. And this castle is inhabited by my beloved daughter and grandchildren. They all received very laudable higher education according to their vocation: my daughter Nonna and the elder grandson Roman are doctors, and the younger grandson Lev is a military officer. In the municipal museum of the city of Labinsk, there is a stand dedicated to the heroes of the local underground organization who defended their Fatherland and their native town during the war. My dearest people, my parents – Pavel and Yelizaveta Babenko, my brothers and sister are in the centre of his stand. My middle brother Vladimir was an organizer and active member of the guerilla movement. My sister Valentina, then a teenager, was an orderly. The youngest brother Viacheslav also was a participant of those events. The eldest brother Ivan, upon graduating the Chkalov Taganrog Air Force Academy, at once headed off to war. He perished in 1943. His name is also inscribed on the Stele of Heroes Defenders by the Eternal Flame.
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