I am a freelance writer, beta-reader and author of We Will Meet Again, a mature love story. My writing has appeared in Good Housekeeping India, Child India, New Woman and Woman’s Era and in an anthology titled Uff Ye Emotions 2.
It Rained That Night is a supernatural short story. I truly thank Juggernaut Books for this opportunity.
Please tell us something about your early years and major influences on you. What inspires you still?
I started writing in 2008. Before that I never thought I could be a writer. I wanted to become everything except a writer. Discovering a writer in me was serendipity and I fell in love with it instantly. I got encouraged when my writing started to find place in magazines.
I am an avid reader and good writing inspires me. Also, I have an always occupied mind where my thoughts, ideas and imagination whirl. Real life experiences, real life stories inspire me.
Writing gives me solace and it can make a great difference to one’s life, I think. It’s a wonderful chance to live your life (for a while) differently, in a different world with different people (characters). It is a form of meditation.
Is there a preferred time of the day when you get your writing done?
Not really! I can write whenever I get quiet and uninterrupted time. However, I have realized that late night writing schedule works best for my regular writing.
Do you write one particular genre or different genres? Which one is your favorite?
I have tried different genres, like horror and mythology. However, romance remains my favourite genre.
What made you write this particular story?
A real-life incident. Many years back, one of my uncle’s told us that it (a certain part of this story) had happened to him. Although I don’t believe in such stories, I find them intriguing. Maybe that is why this story stayed in my mind. And then one day I decided to give it a proper shape.
Can you suggest some books for our readers that you think are must reads?
I have loved The Palace Of Illusions, Purple Hibiscus and A Thousand Splendid Suns. They are not just great reads but can be a learning experience. For those who enjoy light humorous reads, I’d recommend I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
How was your experience with the Juggernaut Writing Platform?
Wonderful! It’s a great and hassle-free platform for writers. Great opportunity for new writers. Even for readers, Juggernaut is a handy app, so many different genres to choose from.