21 September 2016

Interview with Namrata

About the Book:

Give life another chance. Laugh a little longer. let go of your past. Hold onto what you love. In short LIVE rather than just exist!

Some told, some untold, some heard and some unheard - this collection of stories will make you look at life in a different light and make you ponder over its definition of it till now.

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Author Interview:

When did you decide to become a writer?
I wrote my first story at the age of 14 which was a love story but till a decade later that is when I was 24 I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer. I was busy becoming an investment banker and climbing the corporate ladder when one day an email from my super boss drew my attention to my writing skills and gradually I started taking it more seriously.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I never planned anything that has happened till now and I don’t have any plans for future too. Sounds scary? I know but then I like it this way. All I know is I want to write, touch hearts and make a difference. Nothing else matters more than that. No awards or accolades can match that joy of knowing that I could make someone smile at least once through my stories.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
This book is a collection of short stories, hence no main characters. But yes each one of them has something special – they love life so much that life starts loving them back!

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
I write in the wee hours of morning at 2-3 am. I like the peace that is there around at that time. My rest of the day revolves around social media, reading books and ofcourse research for my writing too!

Where do the ideas come from?
LIFE! As I have written in my book’s acknowledgements section too, life has been the greatest inspiration and that is where most of the ideas come from.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I work on an outline or plot, research it properly to make it factually correct add layers to characters and then start working on the novel. I don’t write in a linear fashion. I write according to my mood. So if I am sad for some reason, I might want to write a particular sad scene of my book that day.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
I read a lot. In last two weeks I completed 8 books. And nothing better than words to cure you. It works wonders every single time.

What can we expect from you down the line?
Lot of stories from various facets of life that will make you smile.

About the Author:

Namrata is A Lost Wanderer who loves travelling the length and breadth of the world. A published author in various anthologies and magazines she enjoys capturing the magic of life in her words. She is forever in pursuit of a new country and a new story.

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