Bernard D’sa has a degree in English Literature. He has also studied philosophy. He is also a prolific writer of poetry and philosophy. His books include “The Essence of Eternal Happiness”,”Symphonies of Love“, “Amazing Grace”, “When Cupid Struck its Arrow” and “Sweet Temptations”.
He also writes on topics of Inspiration, Business, Philosophy, Spirituality, Arts and Poetry. He is involved in NGO activities and owns a publishing house “RainDrops Company”. Currently he is working as a CEO at his own publishing house. He was featured in OfficeChai. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
I have been associated with writing for a long time. After reading a lots of books and penning down thoughts I felt that I should write something more over it was a hidden desire to write a book so that it will have my name in bold letters.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
Well read a lot of Indian books like Tinkle, Diamond Comics later on was a big fan of Marvel Comics. As we grew up love stories played a vital role so was totally fascinated by mills and boon series, detective novels were most loved and so Agatha Christie became all-time favourite.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
I enjoyed writing so I didn’t find any challenge in writing a poem or a short-story but as I grew up I had a deep fear within, if people would like my work or would they be happy to read?. The biggest challenge was the fear within but as days went by fear started diminishing and a bright confidence was seen and yes as the books are now published and doing well, I just laugh at those days but those days had built up such a strong foundation within me, if I had given up at that stage of life I would be been still thinking whether to write a book or not.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Well, I don’t do research while writing a poetry but yes while writing a short-story/ novel I did a research to get the facts correct, to build a plot to get the places right. Writing changed as I started writing Philosophical Thesis as there was a lot of research involved.
What motivated you to write the book “Symphonies of Love”?
Symphonies of Love is a collection of poems for all occasion.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “Symphonies of Love”?
Life is a precious gift from God, and it is to be celebrated. To celebrate life is to live your life being mindful of every moment. It means to accept you as you are and embrace joyfully all that life offers you. You celebrate your life as you live, and your experience becomes another occasion to celebrate. The key to celebration is not what you are feeling but rather what you are experiencing in solidarity with others.
Symphonies of Love is poetry book with 53 poems was published by The Poetry Society of India. The 2nd edition of this book was published by RainDrops Company.
Who are your favourite authors?
Robert Frost, Vikram Seth, John Green, Sidney Sheldon, Agatha Christie, Dan Brown, Rabindranath Tagore, Gulzar and Khaled Hosseini.
How much time do you dedicate to writing on a daily basis?
Honestly, I don’t have schedule for writing but then it just flows in middle of your work, you try to write some article and you end up writing a poem. It’s like when you are busy with your work and you just have few free minutes and a spark of inspiration just flows.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing and never worry about how it is going to be shaped or how the book will be its not your job to worry about, your publisher will manage that. Never write for reviews or to impress any one. A genuine piece of art is much appreciated.
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