Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a 22 year old Indian. I am a Mechanical Engineer and have a keen interest in robotics and automation. I enjoy watching and playing Chess and Cricket. I have written multiple stories but have published only three books, Mahabaleshwar, Angel of Death and Triad of Crime, with Triad of Crime being a compilation of three stories, namely, Angel of Death, Mahabaleshwar and Perspective.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Triad of Crime, and is a compilation of my three short stories, Angel of Death, Mahabaleshwar and Perspective. Angel of Death is inspired by the show Death Note, while Mahabaleshwar and Perspective were inspired by imagining everyday situations with a suspenseful and thrilling edge.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No unusual writing habits as such but I do enact a lot of those scenes before I chalk them on. It helps me write dialogues and since I want my characters to seem real, it helps me make my characters take intelligent as well as stupid decisions.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was the biggest influence on me to become a writer. Interestingly, I used to abhor reading and writing before I came across it. I regard it as the best book I have read, and probably, will read.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I am working on two ideas and wish to get them compiled and published before my birthday. I want to gift it to myself.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Haven’t completely figured that out myself. Although, Kindlepreneur and Awesome Gang are a great place to get started.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write 10 sentences each day. Forget about how big the task is. Forget about whether the story would be impress people or no. When you have an idea or a concept, set a goal to write 10 sentences each day and before you know it, you will have your first story completed.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“When life gives you lemon, don’t make lemonade! take that lemon and throw it back at life’s face! Life should be scared to give you another lemon.”
What are you reading now?
Right now I am reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Have just begun reading it, so, don’t really have any opinion or idea on the story, but have an intuitive feeling that it’ll be fun.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am currently working on two books based on two very interesting ideas. Hope to finish them before my birthday in July.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
1) How to Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O’Shei
2) Extreme Food by Bear Grylls
3) Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
4) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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