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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 fundamentally after creative pursuits, and I look for that in my hobbies as weel as professional work. I am a writer, a painter, a photographer. I am an IT software professional currently residing in Hyderabad, India.
In my daily life I juggle my time between multiple priorities… be it home or office. But in all these hectic schedules, I prefer and aspire to keep things simple.
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: It was way back in my childhood when I was eager to write a mystery story in my diary. I penned down the story and shared it with my friends and relatives and was highly appreciated. My first science fiction story was published in a festival souvenir by my uncle Mr. A.K Hazra when I was in school. My happiness and excitement knew no bounds.
I grew up listening to mythological stories from my grandmother Bishnupriya, my mother Alaka and my father Santanu. At the same time, my inclination has always been towards science and future technologies. So, my main story “The Last War” reflects on a scientific touch to the mythological background. For that matter, the story “The Holy Temple of Eula” has a deep spiritual message. The story “Blink” was influenced by my wondering “what if” humans had feline eyes.
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: Every individual has emotions. Emotions if rightly used can yield endless positive results. It is ultimately how every individual learns to control and utilize emotions in a positive way. The whole purpose of our learning and sharing experiences is to manage our emotions effectively to help us grow as individuals. It’s about building a high emotion quotient. Many use writing as a medium to let go of their negative emotions and empty their thoughts. While many writers love to share their positive vibes and how they deal with negative emotions constructively so that they can add value in to the lives of every reader who reads them. So I feel that it’s not just about how strongly one feels the emotions, but rather how effectively one channelizes his emotional energy into some form of tangible outcome, be it writing or any other creative pursuit.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
Your Answer: I normally look forward to the overall theme of the story and then come up with the title. But then this is not the case with every story. Sometimes, the title comes up during the initial plot creation itself. Nevertheless, I always prefer to title my story based on the theme.As an example. The Last War revolves around a mythological science fiction on War. The story Resurrection revolves around rebuilding our sun, while Blink relates to the character’s struggle to deal with her eyes.
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Your Answer: The elements of good writing stems from the fundamental basic of writing good simple and short sentences. Many people tend to write long and complex sentences. Also, I feel the usage of uncommon words should be avoided as much. The feedback and praise I got from many of my readers is that they found my seemingly complex subject on Science fiction, easy to comprehend and relate to due to the simple words used.
What comes first, the plot or characters? How do you develop your plot and characters?
Your Answer: There is no straight answer for this. Sometimes, it is the plot and all characters revolve around it. At times, I have experimented on a single character with a message through a plot. So it all depends on what kind of story you are writing.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
Your Answer: Yes, I am on facebook, twitter and instagram. I also have my personal blog.
My readers can reach out to me on:
My blog: http://color-touch.blogspot.com/
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: Mine is a science fiction book. The main story “The Last War” revolves around the key theme that in remote past we were scientifically and spiritually more advanced. We have been guided by the Sky Gods or Ancient Aliens that helped human civilizations thrive in the past. The story “The Holy Temple of Eula” has a deep spiritual message that spirituality is truly universal. Humans in their quest to go far across the universe, would eventually realize to seek the answers within. While the story “Blink” reflects on the psychological impact on advanced future technologies on human life and what we think as a curse can actually turn out to be a blessing.
Since my book contains many stories, there are in fact multiple takeaways. “The Last War” influences my readers to rethink our ancient past from a different perspective and possibilities of us humans, being guided by the Sky Gods and the eventuality of having wars with the hope to maintain long lasting peace is a misnomer. My story “The Holy Temple of Eula” somewhere makes the reader realize that the true answers lies within irrespective of how far we travel in the universe. It’s the story of a crew from Earth sent to a remote planet with the purpose of inhabiting it. However, the crew is faced with a virus that has no cure. Eventually they learn from the native aliens on how to deal with it in a spiritual way. “Blink” raises the hope of every individual to think beyond the situational crisis that life has to offer. Be it in the midst of a space travel. There are other short stories like the “Genesis” and “Resurrection” which makes the reader explore possibilities and question “What if”.
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: The message I want to put across to the readers and authors is to read a lot of books early in their lives and then explore more in the specific area of their interest. Writing is a beautiful medium to let your ideas and inner voice take shape. Another thing to avoid is procrastinating. Keep writing and you never realize when you are ready to publish your book. If you are keen on mythological or historical fantasies, you need to research a lot. As far as writing science fiction thriller is concerned, explore the unexplored and continuously question “what if?”
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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: Rather none J. But if I need to select one of the two. I would prefer Snakes. But please ensure they are non-poisonous J
Would you rather have an endless summer or an endless winter?
Your Answer: Would prefer an endless Summer. With an option to use an Air conditioner 😀 .
Would you rather have constant nagging pain or a constant itch?
Your Answer: Won’t itching be better than a pain? But do provide an itching cream as well. LOL.
Would you rather always be an hour early or be constantly twenty minutes late?
Your Answer: Prefer to be on time, ofcourse.
Would you rather live in a haunted mansion or live in a un-haunted cottage?
Your Answer: Simplicity my dear friend simplicity. Take me to an un-haunted cottage please :D.
Tea or coffee
Your Answer: Tea
Hot or cold
Your Answer: Hot (with an Air conditioner ofcourse LOL :D)
Movie or book
Your Answer: Book. Any time
Coke or Pepsi
Your Answer: None
Morning person or Night owl
Your Answer: Prefer to be a morning person, but work demands to be a night owl. Currently a cusp between the two.
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.