Yesterday, we did an exclusive interview with our Author Raghu Deepan JS, where he talked about his journey so far and shared insights about his life and interests. We asked him a few general questions and he politely answered all of the questions and won our hearts. Raghu has an incredible positive personality.
The interview was amazing and we learnt a lot about Raghu.
Through this interview, we came to learn so much about this amazing person. We hope to explore more about him in our coming interviews.
Here are the excerpts from the interview:
What motivated you to become an author?
It was a coincidence that I came to know about nanowrimo 2018, at a book revealing celebration. The nanowrimo pushed me to write, which I completed by God’s grace.
The basic gist of the story is from those things that I observe in the present day society which motivated me to write a story around them.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
I think not. Writing is an art where we try our best to shift the reader to an imaginary world, which we only experience through the best description of the emotions present in it. Emotions experienced by the author affects the emotions of the readers.
What else do you like to do other than writing?
I would like to taste all forms of art in my free time. Sometimes I would paint, read novels, listen to music. I often run to theaters for the sole purpose of movie watching experience. Apart from this I am also a foodie to taste various cuisines and try my hands in cooking them.
How did you come to know about the Blue Hill Publications and how was your experience with it?
Through googling and facebook, which luckily took me to this publisher.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Actually, I never thought of it seriously. But teaching and inspiring others to become great persons is my evergreen goal. I would try my best to reach that point.
Did you come across any specific challenge in writing? What would you do differently the next time?
Writers block, as it is said, does not spare me too. This time, I had the entire novel in multiple perspectives. I had a block in my story while writing beyond which I could not move forward I had to invest a lot of time in thinking over the story repeatedly to get into the world of it. Finally, putting one selves in the character’s shoes helped me in crossing over the block; making the vital decisions that the characters would have made in that situation.
Next time I would like to decrease the perspectives and give it in a non linear fashion.
What advice do you have for writers?
I am not yet experienced to advice anyone; nevertheless no one does. But this quote inspired me in write: keep on writing; writing; not for anyone but for yourselves.
Where is your favorite place to write?
I wrote maximum in my long distance travels and in the nights when everyone and everything remain calm.
Who are your favorite authors? What do you like about their work?Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, Amish Tripati, Krishna Udayasangar, Durjoy Datta, Rick Riordan. They have the gift of shiftly transporting the readers into their novel’s world.
What are you trying to achieve with it?
Nothing much. I am just a tool in this world and writing is just for my own passion and it provides me inner peace to see my words read by others. I would be happy if I could touch at least a soul with my words.
We would like to thank Raghu for taking out time for this amazing interview. Blue Hill Publications wishes him all the best for his future endeavors.