Dhisti is a Mass Media graduate from Wilson College. She works at Credit Vidya as their content writer and designer. She is also a part-time writer for an online portal. She came all around second in Maharashtra for a Jane Austen competition held by the Jane Austen Book Club in Mumbai for converting any one chapter from any one book by Jane Austen into contemporary times. Let us know more about her writing and her book.
What inspired you to start writing?
Lack of attention and fascination towards stories. As a child I always loved attention and books and as I grew older I still love both. I was introduced to a subject called Creative Writing in the first year of my college that begun my journey to becoming a writer but what really inspired me was the readers on wattpad.com that actively read my book – innocent desire and liked it and talked about it a lot. That got me going for life.
What did you like to read when you were a girl?
What makes you think I was an avid reader as a child? All authors aren’t readers but yes, I liked to read or more than that I liked listening to stories. So indirectly as my father read to me as a little girl I have read, Sherlock Holmes, Enid Blyton, JD Salinger, Harper Lee, John Grisham… the list goes on.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
Remembering what the character did in the fifth or sixth chapter that would help me finish the 20th chapter.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
None. It’s completely my imagination.
What motivated you to write the book “Innocent Desire”?
I wanted a boyfriend and super powers. The only way I could have one was in my mind so why not make it perfect and show it off to the world?
Can you tell us more about your latest book “Innocent Desire”?
Innocent Desire is about how power can get addictive. It can lead to madness and it could also lead to discovery. An ordinary girl realizing she isn’t ordinary at all.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
One hour everyday. 1000 words minimum.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Don’t give up because someone says you can’t write. Reading isn’t for everyone but writing is. It will give you peace and a way to tell a story and make people listen.
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