Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well. This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book.
Criticspace: Most welcome to Criticspcae, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
Author: Thank you! I am from Kharagpur, West Bengal. Since this is my first novel, it is very difficult to describe my feeling of elation when it got published. I am happy with the reactions I have received so far. Besides writing, I am also into art (illustrations and cartoons to be a bit more specific).
Criticspace: That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Author: I wrote my first poem for my school magazine when I was in the fifth standard. I used to write short stories…used to make comics…I guess that’s how it all began. It was my dream to have a book on my shelf some day, with my name on it, and now I am fortunate to have one. Regarding ‘The Paintbrush’, I chose to tell the story of an artist – how he survives the storms and yet has a smile on his face in the end. The idea was to take the example of a person with a merciless fate and show how even he manages to find his share of sunshine in the end.
Criticspace: Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book? Why they should pick it up for reading?
Author: The book is not just about an artist. There are more underlying themes besides art, and I am sure readers will understand them and connect with the protagonist effortlessly. ‘The Paintbrush’ is the journey of a man who simply refuses to break. It is the story of a son, a husband and a father, who never gave up.
Criticspace: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Author: I am just one-book-old, so this is the beginning of a journey for me as well. But yes, I would definitely want to say that no writer should ever feel dejected and stop writing. That’s all!
Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.