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Interview with Smashwords

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters and giving life to them. I mean, when i create a character, its from my imagination and a story attached to the character brings out the life. It's been read by people and they know the character and the qualities of the character. People judge them, learn from them, hate them. Just like we react to actual people around us. So being able to create a live character through writing gives me the greatest joy

What do your fans mean to you?
I feel so lucky just to realize that there are few who actually like me. They decide to be my fans. They are the one who read my books, articles and take out time to review it to help me do better. They are more like my teachers, my guides, my oxygen.

What are you working on next?
I am trying to build up a few new characters and weave a story around them, which would be the mixture of drama, love and many more emotions.

Who are your favorite authors?
Nicholas sparks, John green.
They both have an unique way to present the feeling of love and depict emotions through their words

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The plan I made last night. I have this habit to give myself a clear picture of what I am supposed to do the next day and how my day is going to look like. Of course, future is uncertain but still we are allowed to plan for it. So most of morning starts with the thought of getting done what I have decided last night.

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a professional Software Engineer with a full time job of 8 hours. I write at night and in weekends. Other than working and writing I read a lot. I listen to music and talk to my girl friend. I sometimes cook when I am in mood.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I clearly remember the first story. It was called Unconditional Love. I was new into actually sitting and writing and I had decide to write this story in 3 parts. The story was about a girl and her life after she was brutally raped. I'd tried to depict the reality of society. It was a really important story for me. I could never forget it.

What is your writing process?
Well, it's simple. I first write something in my mind and if it makes me feel good, I just go ahead and type it. Then I read it the next day and suprisingly I am able to find mistakes and corrections. I even change the way something is written - basically the editing part. I spend around 2 to 3 days on anything I have written to make it perfect for me.

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I remember which had an impact on me was from my tenth standard language textbook. The name of the story was - kachechi kimaya. It was about the attachment of two teenagers and how distance broke their heart.

The story gave me chills whenever i read it. It made me admire the writer of the story and soon I wanted to write like him.

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are :
1. Bhagvad Gita - It has the essence of love and life.
2. The Notebook - its one of the greatest love story I have read. It was the first book which made me cry.
3. The Fault in our stars - Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. Great chracters.
4. The walk to remember - Awsome story telling and I felt the love of london carter.
5. One Indian Girl - According to me, the best book of Chetan Bhagat. Great character building and sober story

What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction Novels

Interview Published 2020-01-02.


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