Author Article: Vikas Trivedi

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: I am from the lake city Udaipur in Rajasthan. Having struggled with studies as a child, I took it as a challenge to conquer my weakness and went on to pursue and achieve a Master’s Degree in individual streams of English Literature, Psychology and Political Science, and a PhD in Psychology. I now use my knowledge and education to teach, as a professor of Psychology and Literature. When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. I run for 5 kilometers then I read a bit and listen to some music. I go to bed at nine p.m. I keep to this routine every day without variation. The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind. But to hold to such repetition for so long — six months to a year — requires a good amount of mental and physical strength. In that sense, I go to gym regularly and concentrate on my cardio and weight lifting. Physical strength is as necessary as artistic sensitivity.

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 think my literary aspirations began when I was about ten years old. I had a teacher who used to give us to write stories or poems. And I loved it.  At the end of the hour, we had the opportunity to read our compositions in front of the class. When I got up in front of the class and read everyone would get quiet, genuinely listen, and clap enthusiastically for me when I finished.  So I developed what was probably a very niche role for a fifth-grade child. Then in college, I submitted a couple of short stories to a university. That felt like the first incontrovertible evidence that I might actually have some sort of real knack for writing. My work had been recognized not by my friends or an encouraging English teacher, but by complete strangers who had picked my work out of a large pile of entries. It felt like a real achievement.

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: I would like to introduce my book from my point of view. It’s Not preachy at all.It does not address a particular age group or sex .This book can help someone as young as a schoolboy to someone who is in the twilight zone and yet feels unfulfilled. This book makes you to identify the problem first and then tackle the problem in a step by step manner. Have lots of real life stories and testimonials of people who have benefited by these ideas through workshops organised by me and a group of mentors from all across the world.This makes the book and its ideas plausible.

I made the reader get involved .urges to make notes, in fact this book is like a small workbook, wherein you can put down your own self-help goals, problems and then work out your own solutions with the help of the techniques suggested by me.By writing things down, it seems that you have a concrete master plan for your life which you can refer to all the time.

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 think that many writers at the beginning of their careers spend far too much time writing and then tinkering with their first book. My advice is to write a book and then immediately go on to the next one and to the one after that. In other words, the more you write, the better you will become.

Read as much as you can. Read widely. Read outside your comfort zone. Follow your heart. Develop obsessions with subjects that inspire you and use them as fuel to fire your art. Be grateful for having the ability, whether it is in art or literature, to express what lies inside your heart.

Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career. 

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