If you’re looking for a quick romance novel to read just in time for Valentine’s day, check out Our Perfectly Blended Chaos by Pavithra Iyengar Ramesh. Pavihra was so kind to answer our questions about what it was like publishing a book. She also talks about what her journey as a writer has been like and where it will go.
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What inspired you to write a book?
Back in school, I started writing small articles for a Sharjah daily newspaper. When I was appreciated for my writing, I knew this is something I would want to do at a big level. After moving alone to live away from my parents in another country, I knew there is something I wanted to tell the world. Hence, my first book was released which is partly autobiographical. I love bringing life to words and derive inspiration from daily life situations.
Was there a book or author that you admired that played a role when developing your book?
As a child I loved the book ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ by Anne Frank. Definitely with time, good books like The Secret and The Kite Runner played a big role to go ahead and start writing a book of my own.
It is often said that to write something, you must believe in what you are writing. Do you agree with that?
I feel that writing is a beautiful art. As a fiction writer, I know that imagination is the key to my stories. How it comes across to each reader is exclusive but I know for sure that I believe in the beauty of what I write. It is true that you must believe in the the emotions, clarity and outcome of what you wish to convey to your readers.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who writes only when they feel inspired?
I do not have any set schedule. I write when the mood and timing are right.
Tell us about your writing style, how is it different from other writers?
When I write, I try to bring out a blend of emotions and relationships like Romance, Friendship, Revenge. I try to bring out varied emotions and not just focus on one because life is usually a mix of all and not just one. The ups and downs are true and through my fiction I love to bring out the rollercoaster aspect of life.
What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing? What would you say is the most natural aspect of writing?
The hardest thing about writing is the thought about it reaching my readers the right way. It’s like a fear to make sure you are accepted and loved for your book. The most natural aspect is the flow of words that comes the moment I begin writing.
Have you ever experienced “Writer’s Block”? How long do they usually last? Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
I have definitely experienced Writer’s block especially since I am not a full time writer. It has also lasted a few months when I had lots of personal changes going on in my life like becoming a mother. The only way I could overcome it is the drive to get back to track and the inspiration to do something that I have passion for.
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
Each one of us has our own journey, create a path that is unique to you. Best writing is derived from absolute love for it. Make sure to follow your inner voice and pen down what comes from your heart.
Are you working on something new at the moment?
I’m working on Women centric articles as a new mother which got published by a prestigious Magazine and an international Newspaper.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
My new book ‘Our Perfectly Blended Chaos’ is one amazing ride of love, friendship, romance and revenge. Please do go ahead and read, it’s available as a kindle e book for you all to access easily. I am sure it is a light hearted yet keeping you hooked kind of a book that you would enjoy!
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