Uma Maheshwari is English trainer. Uma Maheshwari talks about her latest novel “It Just Happened“. Let us have a quick discussion with her about her latest novel.
What inspired you to start writing?
I have trained close to lakh students, this is where I identified the reading gap between people, every voice I heard added thirst in me to make reading ease. Researched in detail the ways to overcome this inhabitance. Finally ended up with writing. Through Comprehensive Language I do not want to be a great writer, just want to tell my story and make people read.
What did you like to read when you were a girl?
Harry potter, Nancy Drew , Famous Five, Secret Seven series were my interests. Tin Tin comics were all time favorite.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
Penning down emotions was really difficult. This was a true story so had to control my feelings and write.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
I am not a bibliophile, rarely read books so when I choose to write read 40 to 45 Indian writings at a stretch to understand the current writing style. Discussed with few writers am always thankful to Anuj & Prassant Kevin who guided me in my writing process.
What motivated you to write the book “It Just Happened”?
Being a trainer, I always wanted my trainees to be perfect working as V & A trainer my views were training candidates with vocabulary more than accent would give better results, when I discussed the same with my fellow trainers our conversation concluded on point people hesitate to read novel because of its high proficiency literature and other was the length of the novel.
“It Just Happened” (Novel written for nonreaders), this is my First step towards outreaching people “English is a language not subject & Speaking is a skill not quality of a person”.
How did you came up with the idea of writing fiction genre book?
My targeted audience were youngster so choose a plot which would interest them. Ultimate goal was to make people read.
Who are your favourite authors?
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
Daily writing is difficult but manage to spend 6 to 7 hours in a week.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
To writers: Once you have completed your manuscript don’t be in a hurry to get it published, search for good publisher, not all in market will do what they promise. It’s your story so have patience before choosing your publisher. Contact genuine literary agents, if you decide to go for Self-Publishing ensure you choose the best and at the same time spent some time personally in promotional activity, not all have the habit of reading and check regularly the new release so make your book visible to the audience. Finally do a complete proof reading and editing before going for print.
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