Sunday, May 31, 2020

Author's Interview with Vimoksha

First, before we move forward with our Authors Interview, I would like to start with an introduction. 
1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?
I am an IITian with a PhD from a reputed American university. I live and work in Houston, USA and write under the pen-name of Vimoksha. I have written and published several poems and this is my first novel.
2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
The story is inspired by my life and experiences in my hometown Dhanbad and Houston. It’s my passion for the poetic expression of everyday life that initiated me onto my novel-writing journey.
3. What is the book all about?
The novel is about an Indian graduate student, James, who in his quest to find his identity, finds out that whatever he had known about himself was a lie. He ventures on a journey to unravel the mystery about his past. The notorious coal mafia and powerful politicians of Dhanbad team up to stop James and conspire to destroy him completely but James has no option but to risk his all for justice and pride.
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
I didn’t think much about the genre when writing this novel but I would say that it roughly falls into the category of literary fiction, the genre I love to read most.
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
It took me about five years to write and revise the book.
6. What makes your Book Special?
The book is unique in the sense that it doesn’t target any audience. The story can be read and enjoyed by the readers of all ages who are bored of stereotypical novels about college romance or mythologies. 
7. When is your second book coming?
I am working on a couple of writing projects right now and expect to release my next novel sometime in 2021.
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing a writer's block?
I faced writer's block multiple times but I feel that it’s a necessary part of writing. If you are a natural writer, you will come back to writing with double the intensity and insight. For the writers facing the writer block, I would suggest them to not focus on their audience or on publishing. Just write to express your thoughts and ideas clearly and beautifully.
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
I write poetries and read a lot.
10. Last but not the least, How did you feel, while giving this interview?
While giving this interview I got to think about many things that I didn’t give much thought to earlier. So it was satisfying and productive. 
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