21 March, 2018

#Interview with Dhruba D.Roy, #Author of My First Breakup

About the Book:

“Oh God, why me?”

This is perhaps what we think of when we go through a ‘breakup’.
This story is about Anirudh and Anvi.
Both of them have their own thinking which are not alike.
The story begins with Anirudh meeting with and accident. As he slowly succumbs to the pain, he starts reflecting about his bygone college days where he found his love for music. He loves Anvi dearly who is a long-lost friend of Anirudh.
The story reveals how Anirudh struggles as the hands of reality strikes him down.

Book Links:
Amazon * Goodreads


When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
If I told you that I always wanted to be a writer, it would a big lie. Infact, I never even liked literature. But that’s how it is, people change and that’s what life is all about. 
I am actually not very good at expressing myself when I am around people. I had experiences and these motivated to write as I found writing to be the best way to communicate. Then when I started writing, I felt there was alot of things that I can write about which might have many similarities with our lives and that was it, I decided to be a writer and here I am…. my debut novel.. ‘My First Breakup’.

Tell us about your writing process.
I would like to call it ‘discovering myself’ while writing. Nothing is planned, I just like to sit in front of my laptop with a warm cup of coffee and start writing. That’s when I realize that I have pressed the ‘auto button’ and then I let my true self out on that piece of paper.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
Being the writer of the novel, its really difficult for me to just pick out one particular scene from the novel. All of the scenes are dear to me, but if you still insist, it has to be the ‘letter from Anvi to Anirudh’. I remember my Elder Sister calling me up and saying that the letter was really hard hitting which gave her goosebumps. 
Oh well!! I don’t know, perhaps she was just trying to be modest and make her little brother feel better about his work :P :P

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
It was from a very close friend of mine when I said her how tensed I was about the novel getting published and releasing this year. 
Her advice to me was “Stop worrying about things that you cannot control. You are soon to be an author, so just do your job. Write because you love it and the rest will follow”.
She is my editor and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
I am just a debutant and I might fail miserably at this new venture of mine, but we all fail at some point of our lives. So my advice to you would be “go out there and take the bull by the horns and do not worry about failing”. 

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
Hollywood (Only the lead roles. I don’t know. I guess I am being too imaginative :D): 
Male: Tom Hanks/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Female: Meg Ryan 

Male: Ranbir Kapoor
Female: Deepika Padukone

What do you have in store next for your readers?
I am working on two projects presently. The sequel to My First Breakup and another one is a mythological fiction which is based on Greek, Christian and Hindu History. So, hopefully either one or if God permits, perhaps both of them.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
The novel is set to be released on 9th of March 2018. Please wish me luck and if you like to read fiction, please do read “My First Breakup… Learning to Let Go!!!” Also do review it as it’s your reviews that will help me become a better writer. 

About the Author:
Dhruba Das Roy  is a freelance writer, a musician by passion, and a software engineer by profession. He is from Assam, but born in a small town of Meghalaya, where he finished his schooling. He then obtained his degree in engineering from the esteemed college of National Institute of Technology. He discovered his love for music there and was the lead vocalist of his band, “The Rozarts”.

He loves rock and roll and is a great fan of the pioneers of rock and roll-(Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen and the list goes on).Unfortunately, as engineering life came to an end, the band had to split. Recently, he moved to Kolkata where he is working in one of leading software service based companies in India.

Not everyone can put their thoughts into words. Dhruba had never tried his hand in writing; but he had an experience, an experience which changed his life for the better. Being a vocalist, his only way of expression was through the creative way. He decided to pen down his thoughts and he discovered that writing came naturally to him. His thought process in the novel relates to the general mass in many ways. He decided to stretch his limits and ended up voicing his thoughts in a different way this time.

Contact the Author:
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