Pulitzer at 16 by Abhishek Behera
1- Any resolutions for the New Year?
To be a better person than I was in comparison to the last year & be more patient in each and every situation that I am faced with in the coming years.
2- Would you please, in 160 characters or less, give a #WriteTip ?
In my point of view I think writing is something that allows you to connect with yourself in the best possible manner because the process of writing is unique in itself as it lets you to give a shape to your process of imagination in the form of words.I think that is what a writer should realise while writing something because according to me each and every piece of writing is a masterpiece in its own terms and unique at the same time. I published my first book at the age of 16 and during my period of writing a book what I realised was that you need to realise your expressions & the motive of writing something because it adds a touch of liveliness into it which makes it more lively & inspiring and yes I'd like to quote a line from my book which I think is worth sharing, "An experience should always be well experienced."
3- What ignited your passion for writing?
Literature has been an integral part of my life in these many years. I always wanted to give a shape to my imaginary expressions and I think that feeling of extreme interest in giving a shape to my imagination is the thing that ignited the passion for writing in me.
4- What are your writing plans and goals for the next ten years?
Well, I'm working on my next book which I've planned to be sequel to my debut book and I think I'll work towards learning more new experiences in the years to come and I'll definitely try my best to achieve what I've planned of doing in the years to come.
5- What's your Twitter handle, and do you have two or three writer friends on there to shout-out to for #WriterWednesday ?
Yes, I do. Actually after I launched my first book I was introduced to a number of supportive twitter friends who would be ready to share valuable experiences when I require and I'm sure they would do the same also for #writerwednesday
6- Would you share a picture with us of your book at the Ekamra Kanan Botanical Gardens?
Yes, I'd love to do that.
7- What's your dream for the #CreativeAuthors website?
I had created the website #CreativeAuthors for the purpose of providing many young authors out there in the world who struggle to make their writing masterpieces be read by the people. I dream to take it further into the next stage of allowing the writer share & write blogspots in my website.
8- What most motivates you to read a new book?
As I quoted earlier that "Every experience should always be well experienced", I make sure that I keep having new experiences because I believe if you are able to read some 1000 pieces of writings then you'll be able to write a single piece of literature that there's no doubt that one piece of literature would be equal to the power of somewhat 100,000 pieces of literature and even more!
9- What is your favorite book by someone else, what's the author's Twitter handle, and what do you love most about that book? #FridayReads book recommendation time!
Author name:Ravinder Singh @_RavinderSingh_
Love because:I really admire the writings of Author Ravinder Singh who is a renowned & bestselling books which are mainly works on love. I admire him because he depicts a honest image of love which are really inspiring and heart-touching.
(Amazon Author Page)
10- Who is currently your biggest fan? What does that person love most (or "ship") about your debut novel?
Well at this stage, to be honest I'm actually the biggest fan of myself because everytime I read my book I struggle with accepting the fact that the writings are mine.
11- What emotions do you hope your book will evoke for the reader, and is there a particular scene you hope will resonate with readers?
I think my book will evoke the emotion of realising our real identity which we all knowingly keep under the dark shadows of fear & self-doubt. I think after reading my book ,my esteemed readers will believe that there's no word called "Impossible" because impossible itself stands for "I'm Possible."
12- Do you have a favorite #bookstagram image or account/ profile?
Actually I don't think I am active on that platform.
13- What is the best and worst part of living in India?
The best of living in India is I'd say there's no country like my country because irrespective of the cons of staying in India, i consider it to be a home of 1.3 billion creative minds who have something or else to share and learn from.
14- What is the most memorable trait or visual oddity of one of your characters?
Trembling while infront of his secret crush!!
15- diversebooks.org #WeNeedDiverseBooks What's your favorite book with a diverse main character?
I don't remember any of those.
16- Who is your favorite book review blogger?
Leonard Tillerman http://leonardtillerman.com/book-reviews/
17- What was the deciding factor in your publication route?
18- Why do you think readers should write book reviews?
I think readers should write book reviews because these review really mean a lot to the people whose writings are being read. Irrespective of the reviews whether they are good or bad, they open a scope of getting better for the best.
19- What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this interview to answer or remark on in the comments?
Yes I'd like to have a discussion of which kind of writings are more appreciated by the readers irrespective of the age of the readers and what valuable suggestion would the readers would like to give to young teenage debut authors like me.
20- Anything else you would care to share about your book and yourself?
I'd like say one thing that ....... "Dream a lot... there is no service tax in it." That is the official tagline of my book #PulitzerAt16😃
Pulitzer at 16 by Abhishek Behera