Currently Kedar is pursuing engineering in Nasik. He has completed his Diploma from MIT college, Aurangabad. His novel ‘Born at midnight‘ was featured in Amazon bestsellers of the week. It was on number 39 in bestsellers. Previously his work has been published in an anthology titled ‘The notebook of Romance’.
What inspired you to start writing?
My inspiration is Sudeep Nagarkar. His writing style inspired me a lot.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I used to read marathi books like, P.L Deshpande’s.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
Well, writing a complete manuscript was like a roller coaster ride yet it was not that difficult. What I found difficult was writing a blurb of the book.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
There is no need of research to write something on “Love”. You need to feel it, deep in your heart and words will come out smoothly and surely. That’s what happened with me too.
What motivated you to write the book “Born At Midnight”?
Well to be frank, it was my observation that there are still so many people who hate reading books. They choose to sit in front of laptop and watch ‘3 Idiots’ over reading ‘Five point someone’. I want this relation to change. I want to make people read, read more. And then, there is a saying in MARATHI. “वाचाल तर वाचाल” (If you read you will survive). Most people I meet in Maharashtra are non-readers. Following the blind faith that if I write something, hopefully they will at-least start reading. That was my pure motivation.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “Born At Midnight”?
The story revolves around the theme of how love can turn our lives around. The protagonist is a young boy named Aryan who falls head-over- heels in love with the charming Mukta. While everyone else is playing video games and doing things teenage boys do, Aryan is besotted with Mukta, to such an extent that he ends up proposing to her. Unfortunately, Mukta refuses, and this leads Aryan take a few mistaken decisions. One thing leads to another and Aryan finds himself in a quagmire he cannot get out of. Life stumbles on, though, and he soon meets Riya in college, where his roller coaster of a life seems poised to take another interesting turn.
How did you came up with the idea of writing romantic fiction genre book?
I wrote 8k words, approximately without having any idea what I am writing, that time I just wanted to write, write and write. This manuscript was never meant to be followed by a complete story which could be converted into a novel, but then my friend Trupti Kirtikar helped my thoughts with a spark and then I started building a story afterwards.
Who are your favourite authors?
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I am unable to spare time for writing nowadays, but when I was working on BAM’s manuscript I used to dedicate at-least four to five hours at night, because night is the best time when writer’s brain run faster…!
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