Author Story Article Release
Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well. This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book. Please give answers in brief.
Most welcome to Criticspace Journals, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
Your Answer: Thank you Criticspace Journals.
I am a post graduate in Human Development from the Bangalore University. I was in Africa for ten years during my childhood. Currently, I am residing in Navi Mumbai. I am married and I am having a daughter. I have written and published ten books and have received various awards for my work.
I am a determined, ambitious and affectionate person.
That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Your Answer: I started writing in my thirties. I started as a freelance writer. After gaining experience in writing I published my first book. I am a great fan of home remedies and I came out with my first book ”Homemade facials, masques and beauty tips” which is sold on the shelf of world’s largest bookstore ‘Barnes and Noble’.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? Be descriptive please so that our visitors know about you little more.
Your Answer: It is same like how actors pull from their reality and portray their characters. The writers express different emotions of their fictional characters. You don’t have to be a non-fiction writer if you don’t feel emotions. It can be achieved with experience. You can write about something that interests you or inspires you.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
Your Answer: I name the title of my book from a key theme of the story or content. I ensure that the title describes the essence of my book.
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Your Answer: Theme, character, plot, style and point of view are the important elements of writing. The writing should be clear, simple, and direct and should give a good message. This is the best way to communicate with people. I don’t believe in unnecessary fancy tricks like too much nagging.
What comes first, the plot or characters? How do you develop your plot and characters?
Your Answer: I think of the storyline first. Plot and characters should complement each other.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
Your Answer: I am active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book. Why they should pick it up for reading?
Your Answer: ‘Forever’ is a child-cantered book. Divorce rates are increasing in India. Children are too small to understand the word divorce or separation. Parental separation directly and deeply affects the child’s life. I have focused on such parent and child relationship and ego problems in married couples.
And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Your Answer: Practice makes a man perfect.
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Would you rather
Would you rather be in a room full of snakes or a room full of spiders?
Your Answer: I am having Herpetophobia (fear of reptiles). So, I prefer to be in a room full of spiders than being in a room more full of snakes.
Would you rather have an endless summer or an endless winter?
Your Answer: I get the winter blues (mood disorder). My energy levels are low and I feel sad and depressed in the winters. So I choose to have an endless summer but not an endless winter.
Would you rather have constant nagging pain or a constant itch?
Your Answer: I can bear any pain. I have understood that pain is part of our life. I don’t prefer the constant itch due to hygiene reasons. I am a spick and span person.
Would you rather always be an hour early or be constantly twenty minutes late?
Your Answer: I prefer to be an hour early. But sometimes, I love to be like a boss who is never late but gets delayed.
Would you rather live in a haunted mansion or live in a un-haunted cottage?
Your Answer: I am scared of ghosts so I may opt to live in an un-haunted cottage.
Tea or coffee
Your Answer: I am a coffee lover.
Hot or cold
Your Answer: Hot
Movie or book
Your Answer: A good book.
Coke or Pepsi
Your Answer: Coke. May be once in a while. But really, I am not a fan of either.
Morning person or Night owl
Your Answer: Morning person
Social Media or book
Your Answer: Book
Paperback or ebook
Your Answer: Paperback
All the best for your future and this book too! Thanks for answering my questions.