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: Born in North Eastern (NE) part of India (State: Assam, City: Silchar), educated in NE, Shillong & Kolkata (B.Sc in Physics & PGD in Business Management) I had extensively travelled in the North East of India. Subsequently, for professional purposes travelled across India and in the process got exposed to various cultures and traditions of India. Working as a National Level Manager with an Indian MNC, has extensive experience of marketing, new product launches, CRM, direct and indirect selling, recruitment and man power management in pharma-health related fields. Built experience from first-hand knowledge. Blending of theoretical knowledge with practical and real time on job lessons contributed to rich experience. Believer of not “Knowledge is Power” but “Knowledge is Power…………when implemented”. Have wide exposure and experience in the pharma and health-care related fields across India.
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: My work area, the pharmaceutical field is a highly knowledge based & knowledge intensive industry in addition to being obsolescence prone. This necessitated to keep myself contemporarily updated always. While training peoples, designing strategies for marketing & sales I learnt so many new things & found that “innovation” is one indispensable aspect to remain continuously relevant & productive. A colleague (special) of mine strongly insisted and persuaded me to share my operational methods in a structured manner which sparked my thought process culminating in my authoring the debut book in reference. I started penning the book from 15th Aug’2019 & the book was available to readers by 1st Jan’2020, in a matter of four & half months. I appreciate my publisher “Evincepub” for being highly cooperative & prompt in doing the needful for quick publication of the book.
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: Emotion is part of every living being. What is important is whether emotion drives the person or the person encashes emotion to drive through his way forward. Emotion bound writers can be spontaneous authors but emotion that awake a person to understand his worth can become an accomplished author too. Analytical ability, interactions with realty can ignite emotion which can well be transformed from just sporadic thoughts to books. Emotions need not be a pre-requisite to write. Emotion has its role but not a mandatory pre-condition to be a writer/author.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
Your Answer: My observations & earned experience had always highlighted that every body wants to be important in life, needs recognition and appreciation from their basic living stage and needs to self-actualization level. A new born baby smiles or cries (selling technique, unable to vocalise) to get attention or feed. A job seeker sells his abilities to the interviewer. Everybody wants to create space and to do so everybody promotes/sells their potentialities to others and their surrounding. To create space, one has to draw attention, create interest and then sustain that interest. Throughout this process one is pushing himself/herself by selling his/her inherent strengths (USPs: Unique Selling Points). And thus, the name of my book (Paediatric to Geriatric Everybody Lives By Selling Something).
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Your Answer: A central fact or thought to be introduced in a manner where strong attention is drawn in the introductory part & the interest is made to grow subsequently as the writing progresses. The writing should proceed through interweaving and building up relevance, generating interest for subsequent courses. Examples should be a part to make the writing realistic and meaningful.
What comes first, the plot or characters? How do you develop your plot and characters?
Your Answer: Depend on the author’s imaginations and perceptions. If the plot is important, characters can be secondary. But if the character is important, plots can be designed to suit the character. For me the plot was the core topic. My plot being “everybody lives by selling something” for creating space in the minds of peoples and environment around, the plot was the focal point analysed and discussed from different characters point of view.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
Your Answer: Yes.
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: It’s all about “Self-Selling” through self-development.
This is a work to strategies self-promotion, self-marketing. Everybody does self-promotion or self-marketing, consciously or unconsciously. But doing it knowingly (consciously) can make a great difference. Stepping into the future confidently is a great idea. But that need forecasting the future, diagnosing and negating the probable risks of the future. This book discusses planning and crafting a self-guided road map to future taking into considerations one’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, drawing lines between important and urgent assignments, evaluating one’s potential and latent talent, negating fear of rejection. Best way to forecast the future is to create it. The purpose of this compendium is to evaluate oneself, bring in required changes, understand failures and course correct, as may be applicable and required to explore and enter the future with one’s own inherent expertise and calculations rather than blindly guided by some astrologer or professional consultant. External helps can always be taken. But creating a road map all by oneself having evaluated and crafted the internal self to adapt to external changes can always be rewarding and exciting. One will have the satisfaction of being the successful architect and owner of the future. Some important tools needed to craft one’s internal self & draw the road map to the future had extensively been discussed in the book. Learn from “failures” to widen the road to success by negating the failures. Relevant information and “Do’s” and “Don’ts” had been elaborated to be contemporarily important and relevant to the society, professional world and personal life, as may be applicable. Sail into the future by coming out of the comfort zone and travel through the future confidently with certainty as a visionary is the purpose of the book.
Best of reading and crafting life’s road map through appropriate “self-selling” … All from students to parents, teachers to socio-political workers, self-employed to job seekers, training departments to corporate executives, entrepreneurs to retired personnel can explore for their needs and benefits.
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: Everyday, every month, every year passed in life is an ocean of information and knowledge filled with positive and negative experiences, personal or professional. Sharing information and knowledge serve two purposes. First it enriches self and second it enlightens others. A teacher also learns when he teaches and learns more as he teaches more. One’s strength can be other’s weakness and vice versa. From these angles when life is analysed it becomes a treasure. Share your treasure. And perhaps there are no better alternatives to penning a book for sharing your thoughts, experiences, emotions. Learning, and thus bringing in self-satisfaction and serving the readers and mankind. It’s a unique feeling of accomplishment, it’s priceless. You may not be there someday………. but your creation, your book, will be there forever to tell the world that you were there and you are here. The day your first book gets published you’ll feel the pleasure of giving birth to your first child, the joy of a mother bringing her child to earth. Write to experience that motherly feeling.
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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: Spiders
Would you rather have an endless summer or an endless winter?
Your Answer: Endless Winter
Would you rather have constant nagging pain or a constant itch?
Your Answer: Nagging pain
Would you rather always be an hour early or be constantly twenty minutes late?
Your Answer: An hour early.
Would you rather live in a haunted mansion or live in a un-haunted cottage?
Your Answer: Un-haunted cottage.
Tea or coffee
Your Answer: Tea
Hot or cold
Your Answer: Hot
Movie or book
Your Answer: Book
Coke or Pepsi
Your Answer: Coke
Morning person or Night owl
Your Answer: Night owl
Social Media or book
Your Answer: Social Media
Paperback or ebook
Your Answer: Paperback
All the best for your future and this book too! Thanks for answering my questions.