Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am 26 year old aspiring writer who likes to scribble his thoughts whenever he finds time. This would be my first attempt to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. I am ECE graduate and pursuing MBA in IT Management and currently working as a Business Analyst in Chennai for a leading automobile company.
I try to lead a double life of being a corporate worker by the day and a writer in solitude by night. I am very passionate about psychology and graphology and has spent years researching and practicing both and delivered few seminars on personality development and body language.
I do have a Facebook page – “Life-Noted Down”, to share the thoughts from my life experiences.Please check it out
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
PAYBACK: They Knew his name not him.
What Inspires me to Write..I would say that i think i want to write something which is worth a read.I always wanted to make reader actually visualize my characters.Reason was that i was looking to write something which is actually NOT a love story.It should be something different..something more relatable and Sensitive.
Thanks to Readers I am getting constructive feedback on my attempt to wrote something different and they are appreciating it
It took time for me to design character sketch..Although reading short stories and visualizing them is one of my inspiration.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
For starters,I had created a Plot Diary of my story .For understanding,i made a chain of incidents that would take place.I jotted down the characteristics of every character separately,so that first i could relate to them before starting my writing.
It may sound weird but I make them alive around myself.
I do talk or listen to my characters,even after finishing my writing.For Interaction i would say, i always dont write what i wanted to write,moreover i would try to step into the character’s shoes and then think from
their point of view,and then jump to another character’s to write from their perspective.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
What are you working on now?
Working on one Psychological Thriller.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Google suggested me Awesomegang
Do you have any advice for new authors?
First finish your story.Then think of its promotional activities
Do not hesitate to narrate out of the box stories.
Make it live even if you think its not your best attempt.
Do not try to copy the writing style of any of your favorite author.
Self publishing is boon
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Author Websites and Profiles
Arpit Shrivastava Website