Kavipriya is a Business Analyst, Author and a Content Writer. She is currently working in an IT firm as a Business Analyst in Chennai. She has done BE and MBA. She has been a winner in poetry contest in her previous organisations. So let us get more insights about her and her book.
What inspired you to start writing?
My hostel roommate Sapna was the one, who discovered my flair in writing. From then it took off, and I always indulged in writing and blogging. Luckily, I had few chances to meet few authors and writers, who again inspired and mentored.
I freelance content writing and run my own blog, which puts me in touch with writing always. It was after a long time, and hesitation that I typed “Chapter one” and am so glad, that I took that decision.
What did you like to read when you were a girl?
I was a good reader as a girl. I loved to read, and I had a diary, where my favorite lines and dialogues, were recorded. I loved readers digest, James Hadley Chase, and I remember picking Arabian night tales whenever I get to hit the libraries.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
To ensure that the book doesn’t have any loopholes or loose ends is the greatest challenge. To think of a story, to draw a gripping plot, and design characters gets easier, but a writer might not really realize the loose ends, that a reader might get hold of.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
The story revolves around my experience, and I had to research only about some medical terms and tests. I read few books, and surfed much to understand the base and completed the story as such.
What motivated you to write the book “I don`t wear Sunscreen”?
I had some “Me” time and had the story’s baseline in mind. Luckily, I have good friends and well-wishers, who synonymously spoke to me about this. I picked motivation from fellows, and started a trial with the first few chapters, a green flag from a fellow friend helped to move on.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “I don`t wear Sunscreen”?
The book is a simple, and straight chick lit, that talks about the 16-24 years of a person’s life. I believe, life drags down every person to the least possible negativity, and thrusts them out to shine. This is the baseline of the book, and even when I had few more intriguing plots in mind, I wanted to start off with this, since it is a compilation of my life experiences and a few friends. I hope, most would relate to this story. I have captured the tear of innocence, and such unforgettable slaps one experience in life.
How did you come up with the idea of writing chick lit genre book?
When I started off with the story, I didn’t really realize it’s a chick lit, I was bad with genres and details. After a while, I met few authors, and fellow readers, I did some basic research to understand that my story falls under chick lit.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nicholas Sparks is my all-time favorite. I love reading his book, and generally I like books that fall under adventure, horror, and fantasy. In no particular order I pick Nora Roberts, Maya Angelou, Chetan Bhagat, and recently, I liked Alcatraz Dey’s work, The Serpentine Scrolls is his debut novel but impressed me as a reader.
How much time do you dedicate to writing on a daily basis?
Minimum one hour, but it differs, I experience writer’s block quite often. I generally write post 2 A.M.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Every story is unique, every writer is good, and there is no benchmark. Don’t compare yourself or your book with any other writer or work published. Don’t force yourself to write something different, write what you feel like writing.
Her book is yet to be released. So bookmark this page and keep checking this interview for the buying link of her upcoming book.