With immense happiness we would like to introduce you to Best Selling Author Sudeep Nagarkar. He is an inspiration for a lot of newbie writers. He has authored five bestselling novels:
- Few Things Left Unsaid (2011)
- That’s the Way We Met (2012)
- It Started with a Friend Request (2013)
- Sorry, You’re Not My Type (2014)
- You’re The Password to My Life (2014)
He won the Youth Achievers’ Award in 2013 . He has has been featured on the Forbes India longlist of the most influential celebrities. Apart from writing books he has keen interes in writing for television and giving guest lectures to various renowned institutes. Let us know more about his writing and his upcoming book in his own words.
What inspired you to start writing?
My personal life had lot of drama when I was in college days. I use to throw my frustration by writing a personal diary. Break up, year drop and loneliness! Everything just followed me as if they had no work ( Laughs). But each incident inspired me to pen down my first book which gradually developed passion of writing in me. Now in 4 years, I have written 6 books and touchwood, all are topping the charts and touching the heart readers.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
Were a boy? I still am. (winks). Yes ofcourse. I use to read a lot during school vacations. From thrillers to horror. I also used to read romance genre when I was in seventh grade but without knowledge of my parents. 😛
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
To write! It may be confusing but that’s true. The biggest hurdle in writing a book is to write. To complete 60,000 words without losing the flow.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
I love to meet people and listen to their stories. My all books are based on real stories of either my friends or closed ones. My first 2 books are based on my life. When you write about people around you, more than research, important is not to hurt their sentiments. Luckily, am alive and no one has tried to kill me yet. But my friends now fear to share their incidents with me. (Laughs)
What motivated you to write the book “You`re trending in my dreams”?
I wanted to show that relationship is a full time responsibility and not just when its convenient to us. Be it television or movies, we have always portrayed girls as weaker gender. Through this book, I wanted to show that girls are not weak and when they are thick friends, nothing can come between them. It will reaffirm your faith in the magic of love and friendship.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “You`re trending in my dreams”?
Its a story of lost innocence and love which shows true love is finding that someone just as messed up as you are and making a messed up future together! It also shows that you don’t need a boyfriend or a girlfriend to be happy always, all you need is a friend who is constantly putting a smile on your face! The book revolves around four roomies Varun, Malvika, Ahana and Garima who are socially only marginally above what one calls them “the freaks”. Varun is flamboyant yet sloppy who could instantly make anyone smile without even speaking a word. Brand conscious Ahana is gutsy, but more rooted. Going on a blind date is not a problem with her. Going on a second date is. Selfie queen Malvika is captivating and a girl one would rather talk to in bed than take to bed. Garima who is reserved with traces of innocence somewhere grew up between crying for a doll and for a person.
Their friendship was ‘four’ever – whatever, whenever, wherever and however. But it takes a turbulent route as they go through massive chaos which sucks them into a deep, dark world. Can they survive together or fall apart?
You need to read the book to live their lives and get lost in their world. (Smiles)
How did you came up with the idea of writing romantic+friendship non fiction genre book?
We live in a generation where keeping balance is mobile has become more important than keeping balance in life. Through my stories, I have always tried to explain relationships with a different approach. Somewhere I feel that today even though there are so many ways to connect with your friends, soul of friendship is missing. I try to keep the essence of friendship and love alive through my stories which can easily connect with the youth of today.
Who are your favourite authors?
There is no one specific as such as the names keep on changing as per my mood. But yes, there are couple of books which have left a heavy impact on me. One is ‘Not without my daughter’ and the other one is ‘Many lives many masters.’
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
If you bound your creativity with timings, you can never give your best. That’s what I feel. There are no specific work hours for me. I write whenever I feel relaxed. Also the fact is, it takes me a month or two to complete a novel. I don’t break the flow once I start writing a book.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Be honest towards your work and be patient. Don’t let the negativity engulf you. There will be people around you who would feel that your writing is shit. But that should not stop you from writing!
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