30 November, 2015

#Interview with Madhumitha Murali

About the Author

Madhumitha Murali is passionate about writing, she begins her journey from writing for research and lands writing poetry and fiction in the process. A lover of nature and passionate subjects, she writes on stuff she feels for and her poetry also carries forward her passion to find subtle psychological feelings in a situation. Amidst job and study on finance, she exerts her love for fiction and poetry at life’s deepest movements writing by.

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Interview with the Author

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I love to express things, it all starts with conversational amplifiers, what I mean here is the Group discussions, and presentations I delivered during my college life. When people told me it was a wonderful thought, wonderful speech, an engaging snapshot of presentation, I gave myself the chance to write and when it was recognized by one of my teachers, I felt I needed to hone and improve.

What inspires you to write?
Mostly after a long wait. When feelings get pent up, the expression is vivid, and expressive that people tell me captures their attention. I write about things I feel for, around may be things I feel is good, bad, aesthetic, or plain lovely.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
These Short Story Collectives- Think Beyond, were written over a long span of 8-9 months. I wrote whenever there was a pressure to express my feelings, and then I write. Some stories were inspired to link poetry with a short story and see how it carves out, Another story was about a person who was from a village background and partly was influenced by auditing practices when I went around to assist on audit on remote locations, See these two had to be linked, a common problem many suffer with, but bring a positive light in it. Another story Rustic In Eyes- A wise Owl in life was written when I understood how old people feel on getting housed in a home, after children migrate to other countries. Morale Revolution 2025 is more about Modern Gandhi and bring in a contrast to the corruptive world. Likely, Simple Meet brings out a contrast between an independent unmarried woman and A married women who clash a meet after a quarter century, who were in a love triangle. Time Travel with twins is all about future technology and stuff that is a science fiction but has a thinking beyond in feelings of Scott who is a poet who is sucked into a  Car like Time Machine, and how he views the future and when going back, where does his story begin.

Tell us about your writing process.
I like writing as ideas cycle around, mostly on the system. I write when I feel creative and most energetic.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
A few lines...From Novelette- Time Travel With Twins.
There were a peculiar clothing system there. Scott said had said lowest strata wear fig leaves. And the elite wear fabric according to social strata. Scott wore a toga which was made of low grade wool. We understood the king wore the best. Scott’s clothes were embroidered in purple lines.
Scott said, “Thee arranged clothes for all for stitching, thee will have to wait for two moon days.”
Lewis said, “Then what do we wear?”
Scott said, “The fig dress”
Kent asked, “Fig dress?”
Scott said, “A dress of fig leaves that is weaved with thread”
Lara exclaimed, “What!! Are we barbarians? Where are we landed to?”
Annie Smith said, “It is only temporary, till our dresses get stitched.”
“Hate it! No choice”, exclaimed Lara
I like this particular scene because it’s funny!!

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
I would carry a pen, paper, and water to add sound to the feelings in a deserted place.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I love travelling, and penning my feelings when I travel. I feel most productive in a story after a long journey that inspires me to write.

About the Book

The book is a collection of Short Stories of Fiction genre. It discusses life's essentials with humor as engaging short stories. It is an everybody's book. The author engages readers in a pool of story and poetry. It makes one think and ponder about life with immersive stories that are sometimes sensitive but humorously put forward.