interviewed on Dec 10, 2019
Q. How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as creative and hardworking who is always busy in self growth. I find mistakes from previous works and I try to be more confident about my future work.
Q. Tell us something about the books that you have written and the story behind them.
The book ‘I Still Love You’ is a combination of love, sarcasm and a decent message for the readers. Some people are very good at making new decisions, Armaan is one of them. Being a son of a celebrity industrialist, everything was at his doorstep. Still he wants to pursue his dreams for satisfaction and success. Indu, a common girl from Charanpur village is struggling to create her own existence as a doctor in spite of her messed up life. Difficulties have engulfed her situation and being a girl from an under-privileged family, she herself needs to modify her decisions to be the one outstanding. The story starts when they meet, when their world comes closer. What will happen? That’s what ‘I Still Love You’ will portray.
Q. What place does writing hold in your life, how has been your writing journey so far?
My city of joy, Kolkata has been a crucial part of my writing journey. Then,my family has played significant role in my author’s journey. My parents, specially my mother who has influenced me through my life and my elder brother who has been a constant support to my journey.
Q. What is your writing process, a typical writing day routine?
I try to write daily at least few words a day, that keeps my mood enlighten and when I can get free time, I write daily blogs and sometimes reviews for different organization.
Q. What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Book Reviews have been more effective for me, it just not only helps in marketing, I can get back daily feedbacks from my readers about my story.
Q. What do you think makes a book sell, or makes a reader buy it?
More promotion and an effective book launch makes a book sell or makes a reader buy it.
Q. What's the most moving or affecting thing a reader has said to you?
I have mostly received positive reviews about my book. But there are few negative reviews too, I have learnt to ignore them. I know its important to me how readers are liking it, but at the same time when dominant criticism comes in my way, I try to avoid it as much as possible.
Q. What are your favourite three books, and why?
A message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks because it spreads so much romanticism within a few words too.
Wings of Fire by APJ. Abdul Kalam because I respect this person so much, he has been my constant inspiration since childhood.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho because its about the positivity of a new voyage to the beauty of Earth.
Q. Who are your favourite three authors and what do you like the most about them?
And my top 3 authors are Paulo Coelho for his positivity throughout his books and Agatha Christie for her thrilling sensation and Nicholas Sparks for his creative romanticism.
Q. Tell us about the books that you are currently writing and their progress.
I am currently working on a script based on Kolkata and its refinement.
Q. What challenges do you think are faced by writers, what's the worst thing about the book industry according to you?
I have been very new to this industry, so I really can't state the worst phases. Till now, I have been critically acclaimed by readers. Hope to find it confining on my way to progress.
Q. Apart from writing, what goals do you want to achieve in life?
I am a Computer Engineering in making, so apart from the writing, I am good with technical aspects from my field.
Q. At QwertyThoughts.com, we are trying to bring authors and readers under the same roof, to connect, discuss and socialize over books. What's your take on this?
Its lovely, the way you give opportunities to young authors, I just appreciate it.
Q. What message do you want to share with budding writers?
Pen down whatever you think, red a lot, get inspiration from everywhere and live your life!!