02 January, 2016

#Interview with Swati Kumari, #Author of Without a Goodbye

About the Author:

Swati Kumari was born and brought up in Kanpur, lived in different cities across the country and presently lives in Patna with her family.
She completed her MBA from the National School of Business- Bengaluru and International Management from ESC Pau- France.
She left her corporate life to live her childhood dream of being an author with her debut novel, Without a Goodbye.
Swati loves music and dancing to its beat. She is crazy about travelling, exploring new places and experiencing the diversity all over the world.

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Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
When I was in class six. 

What inspires you to write?
There is a story everywhere. Life around me inspires me to write.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
The current story, Without A Goodbye, is inspired by an incident of my life and I elaborated it through my experiences and understandings. 

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
I started to write novels so many times before, but could not ever finish it. Few of them, I discarded after writing hundreds of pages and few are still kept in some drawer.

Tell us about your writing process.
When an idea inspires me, create a story around it and I pen it down. Expand it and re-write till I am satisfied with the story. 

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
‘I was silently looking at him. He was silent too. We mourned in silence.’ My favorite lines from Without A Goodbye. It touch somewhere inside. 

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Like me, Danica also believe in living every moment of the life rather being only alive.  

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I like to read books of different genres.  Reading does not influence my writing style. But, it certainly inspire me to write more creatively.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
Have patience, accept the rejections and learn to improve. I learnt in the journey of my first book.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Being a writer is not at all about walking on the bed of roses. You need lots of patience, determination and self-motivation. Moreover, don’t lose hope!

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
I would like to see Priety Zinta…!!!!

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
Many blank papers
My mobile

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I watch movies, read books or try a new recipe in my free time. 

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
I want to travel all the beautiful places around the world.

What do you have in store next for your readers?
Let it be under cover until I finish it ;)

About the Book:

27th October was like a normal weekend. Danica was in Patna with her uncle’s family. Before going for her competitive exam, she had called up her mother (Aarti) who lived in Fatehpur in a joint family. They had a regular conversation and ended the call. Aarti said that she would call Danica after her exam, in the evening.  
In the evening Danica called her mom, but both her mobiles were switched off.
She called her aunt and was informed that Aarti had been missing since afternoon.  
What happened to her? How can the thread that unites a family completely break with this sudden incident?
Does ending one’s life really end the problems? Is giving up, the only solution to the problem?  
A daughter and a mother. This is story of a life. You choose to live or to die.

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