April 24, 2024

The Asian Literature: Welcome to The Asian Literature, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.

Author: The readers are in love with the storyline. The best DM I received is, “Ma’am, is this story of your  own life?” Though the story is purely fictional, readers are finding the story highly realistic. The love received is indeed motivating for me.

The Asian Literature: What encourages you to become an Author?

Author: Writing is my passion. If my writing is able to make a positive impact on the mindset of my readers, that’s a huge earning for me. I don’t want to reach just a reader’s mind, I wish to touch their heart through the stories I pen down.

The Asian Literature: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.

Author: I love reading thriller, romance and historical romance mostly. Recently, I have started reading non-fiction as well.

The Asian Literature: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!

Author: Since childhood and my growing years, I have been inspired by the writings of Ruskin Bond, J.K. Rowling. I am also a big time fan of the literary work of Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Paulo Coelho, Colleen Hoover, John Green.

The Asian Literature: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.

Author: Just like the protagonist, I have also been curious about the rituals embedded in our society. It compelled me to delve into the significance of vermillion. It was the understanding that propelled me to craft a story with the evolution of vermillion and its journey as a backbone.

The Asian Literature: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.

Author: I have contributed as a co-author in 16 published anthologies. I am the author of 2 published solo novels. I write for my own blogs across WordPress, Medium, Substack, Blogspot. My stories got appreciated on Story Mirror as well.

The Asian Literature: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?

Author: Presently, I am aiming at reaching my readers through my writing. I wish to convey an underlying message through the fictional pieces I create. You will find these messages hidden in my story.

I feel I will keep putting in my efforts in doing justice to all those stories that wish to be let out through my pen and keyboard. In the upcoming years, I will strive to give at least one best selling romantic suspense.

The Asian Literature: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.

Author: I am working on a poetry project. Another story is prepping up in my mind. Groundwork on the same is going on at present.

The Asian Literature: 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?

Author: Writing has definitely evolved with the reader’s preferences over time. Indian writing is growing, evolving and leaving an indelible mark on the heart of readers. If I talk about the changes, I can see a lot of interactive storytelling in modern day writing.

The Asian Literature: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?

The first step is to get over the apprehension, “Will my readers read it?” If you have a story, if you have a whole book ready, it’s time to find avenues to let that book out into the world. There are many challenges that we authors face. From technical issues to derogatory remarks from surroundings, you will have to face it all. Be ready to take risks. My message for budding authors will be firstly, develop a thick skin. Secondly, write and read a lot. Last but not the least, don’t give up on writing no matter what sort of extrinsic challenges you face. And, always be open to learning and evolve whenever you need to.

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