Criticspace Journals: Welcome to Criticspace Journals, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.
Zeeshan Sanuber: Thank you. Well it feels great. I have been constantly getting texts and calls from families and friends congratulating me for the book. Everyone seems to be excited for the book. I am happy and excited with the response so far.
Criticspace Journals: What encourages you to become an Author?
Zeeshan Sanuber: It all started 5 years back when I started penning down my thoughts in my personal blogs in the form of short stories. I started sharing them with my friends and it accelerated from there. A lot of them advice me to publish my stories in the form of a book. I think the thought germinated from there.
Criticspace Journals: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Zeeshan Sanuber: I love reading romance. I love reading contemporaries, biographies. A good writer is also a good reader so there’s no specific favorite writing topic as such. While studying literature I really liked reading short stories by Hemmingway, O henry, Katherine Mansfield and others so I believe short stories has always been my interest areas in literature.
Criticspace Journals: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Zeeshan Sanuber: I really love Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce, Hemmingway, Jane Austen, George Bernard Shaw, among the contemporaries I like reading Paulo Coelho, I am greatly inspired by Khalid Husseini, Ruskin Bond, the list is endless.
Criticspace Journals: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Zeeshan Sanuber: Yes it’s indeed catchy and it’s also one of the story in my collection. The story is really dear to me and is inspired by a personal experience with a different plot and characters. There had been a lot of brainstorming as far as the title was concerned but eventually I decided on this. I have a personal connection with the title.
Criticspace Journals: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Zeeshan Sanuber: I still believe I have a long way to go as far as my writing achievements as concerned. I want to learn more and hone my craft to create better work in the future.
Criticspace Journals: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Zeeshan Sanuber: I see myself as a successful author with lots of bestsellers in my purse. I want to be known for my work, I am currently focusing on getting better each day with my craft.
Criticspace Journals: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Zeeshan Sanuber: Hundred Days in Love and Other Short Stories is my second book. My first novel, sweet and sour was published two years back. I am currently working on my untitled book on dysfunctional families and relationship.
Criticspace Journals: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Zeeshan Sanuber: Indian writing has evolved quite a lot in the 21st century. The modern way of writing is unconventional, quirky, experimental. We have writers who have broken the stereotypes. I believe it has changed for good.
Criticspace Journals: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?
Zeeshan Sanuber: It wasn’t easy at all. Owing to the fact that we no longer get the opportunity of traditional publishing no matter how deserving your work is self publishing is the only way a writer can get a platform to put his work infront of the world but despite this possibility the whole process of publishing is taxing. Thanks to evincepub for been so supportive and helpful and also guiding me through the whole process. My message to the budding authors are to keep writing and believing in yourself.