Hello Purvi, thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to BUZZ Magazine. ☺
First things first: how did you take up writing?
Writing took me up, rather than the other way around! Actually, an internationally acclaimed and prominent doctor had identified my writing skills when I wrote some medical articles and motivated me to take up writing as a profession. His belief in me gave me strength.
What was your very first attempt at creative writing?
As such the very first should be attributed to the disastrous attempts I made in the essay-books of the English subject during my schooling years. I used to pathetically suck at it. Contemporary writing started with quotations and poems as a way-out for pent-up emotions and the skits and articles that I wrote added a professional aspect to my writing journey.
Where did you get the ideas for your stories?
Partially from the observations of the happenings around us and the rest is purely intuitive. Just like the great Mirza Ghalib said. “Aate hai gaib se ye mazamee khayal mein’. Which means that, ‘These ideas that come to my mind come from some place hidden.’
It is believed that romance / love-story is the most difficult genre to write in. What is your take on it?
Oh, Indeed it is. But I guess by the virtue of not being a reader of romance genre my imagination wasn’t boxed. I often doubted my originality and it scared me till the core, but my belief in these characters and their story always took-over.
Do you have particular schedules or writing routines when it comes to your work?
Being a nocturnal person, I choose the silence of the night to run the wheels of my thought.
What are your future plans for writing? Can you give out a teaser or two for your readers?
Want to try different genres of writing. Non-fiction, Fiction, may be a sequel, don’t really know, will wait to see what ‘Fate Conspires’ for me 😉
Do you have any particular authors who inspire your work?
As I shared, haven’t read anything from the genre in which I have written, so, as such my work is not inspired by anyone else. But in general, I am a fan of Dan Brown and Amish Tripathi, they are real-gems in the world of fiction.
What would your advice be to aspiring authors?
Make a PIE ( P= perseverance, I = Imagination, E= Emotional quotient ) out of your desire to write. Be it anything that you aspire to write, make sure you bake the right PIE 😉Write your emotions, you never know when they will spring to life through a book. It is not my emotions in particular, but my ability to emote the emotions of other characters and put them on paper in the right way that had definitely amazed me. I didn’t know I would be able to bring to life the emotions that belonged to my characters and not me.
What would be an ideal gift for you?
When my readers will be inspired enough to pick-up at least one good thought, habit, value or ethic form any of my writings, that will be the ideal gift for me. Nothing like the intangibles, you know!
Any book by the authors as stated above?
Inferno – by Dan Brown
Shiva Trilogy, Ramchandra series – by Amish Tripathi
Apart from being an author and a poet is there any other profession you pursue?
Well, yes! I am a very passionate educator, teachers’ trainer, soft-skills trainer and a counsellor.
We have heard people say that your book can be made into a perfect blockbuster movie. Would you agree?
Oh why not! I totally buy the idea. It surely is a perfect story for a box-office superhit. Would love to associate with the right kind of production house.