Jay Mishra is currently working as a Manager in Bank Of Baroda since 2012. He completed M.A , MBA(HR) , PGD in Banking & Finance. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
To be a writer you must be a good observer. I am inspired by all the things happening closer to my eyes be it a family, society or a place I work with. However, I used to write poetry during my college days. I got this attribute from my father (C K Mishra) who is well known Maithili Folk Singer and also composes songs. To be very honest with you, I was in a search of something that could make my heart and mind realistic and joyful and being an Author it gives you both.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
In my school days, I was totally focused and committed with my school subjects but then I used to play drama and also participated in School’s songs competition. We had hardly any chance to read these Novels(Govt Schools). But then I was good at articulating literature like Poetry, Drama, Story etc.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
Creating a ‘Plot’ is difficult. Also, You have to connect your thoughts in a manner by which reader would feel himself in the character, and this is all about him. To be honest you would stuck sometime, but if you are determine you are done.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
I can’t call it as a research because literature is all about your feelings and imagination. If you put more research in it, you might ended with Science than Art. And you would loose soul from the story. However, you have to work on your Vocabulary, Grammar etc.
What motivated you to write the book “Glory In Distress: A Journey From Dust!”?
There was an incident, which pushed me to take a pen and start writing whatever I felt about. In a particular, I wanted to bring a story in which reader can be triumph despite of many challenges and I succeeded in it.
How did you came up with the idea of writing fiction genre book?
Writing a fiction is all about your imagination. If you are strong enough to feel , and if you think this is about you then would get most out of if. While writing I place myself into a character which motivates me to get going.
Who are your favourite authors?
I don’t have any favourite one but I admire Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Cormac McCarthy and not the least Chetan Bhagat.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I am a full time public servant so there is no fix time to write. But in a week it is approx. 3 to 4 hrs, I mostly do in a weekend. Actually I use my smart phone to write a novel then I share it to my Desktop.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
“Those who know how to think, They can write”. Whatever you do, you do with your passion. Don’t underestimate yourself. And finally you never know what worse luck will save you from your bad luck!
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