30 March, 2020

#Interview with @RealDTiwari, #Author of The Crossfire of Love

About the Author:

Dhiren is based out of US and co-pilots plotting stories, along with a full-time leadership role which includes re-thinking future of the world, and M&A.

Often spotted at airports, he's a compulsive traveler (not by choice) and clocks over 200K miles every year.

He is also the author of Punk Sunk Love which was selected at the New York-based IAAC Literary festival in 2016

Dhiren on the Web:

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Interview with Dhiren Tiwari

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?

I went to a boarding school with no TVs. Our only past time was reading, listening to music, etc. I did both, together. I had read a ton of Agatha Christie novels by the time I was in high school. By that time, I was beginning to get disappointed by the predictable suspense. It stopped drawing me in. I wanted to get excited by every sentence. That’s how I started. Earlier it was about a cohesive plot with shock bombs planted all over. Now, it’s more about how to make every sentence exciting.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?

I was watching this show about a convicted killer who had been sentenced to death. He was undoubtedly guilty, but, somewhere, there was this dilemma implicit in his interview: What could I do? I was built this way. A question dawned in my head. Are we built a certain way or can nurture change our destiny?

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?

There was a story I wrote for Anurag Kashyap called Nassa. It was about a drunkard Harvard dropout who starts losing grip with reality not realizing that his visions are prophecies encoded in complex puzzles.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?

The climax of the story is my favorite one. It’s spread over 50 pages. It was challenging to write a scene where so much happens in a snow-capped cottage.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?

I’m drawn to psychological suspense the most. Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Steig Larsson, are my favorite.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?

It’s not the words that matter, it’s the spark they ignite when together.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

Write everyday. Be your own critic. We’re all learning everyday. There’s no shame in admitting it.

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?

Yami Gautam would be perfect for Saira. Varun Dhawan as Amaan and Disha Patani as Ria.

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.

- I was offered a job as a backup dancer.
- I reluctantly said no to Ram Gopal Verma.
- I hate birthday wishes.

What do you have in store next for your readers?

I have done the storyboarding for a brink of dystopia. I am so excited about it. Think of what Batman Begins was for the Batman series, my story will be for the Dystopian genre. It’s about the psycho terrors that fuel the end of present.

About the Book:

After ten long years, a twenty-something Amaan reluctantly comes back to his once-thriving-now-desolate kingdom, Attanooga, to fulfill his mother’s last wish of a hometown funeral.

Saira is a journalist, but her job for the past five years has been the same – a beautiful bait to expose famous people with demented habits. Strangely, her memories of the past come to her like an out of order puzzle – whether it’s of her estranged mother, her one true hate, or the broken heart because of her break-up with Amaan years ago.

Trapped in failing ambition and marshy relationships, Saira gets a rare chance to resurrect both, when she’s chosen to lead a special feature on the life and times of the late queen, Amaan’s mother.

Determined to get her career and life in order at all costs, would her scheming deception end her misery or swallow her into a sinkhole where lines between blood and dreams aren’t to be trusted. Read on to find what happens when they are caught in The Crossfire of Love.


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