Kulpreet Yadav graduated from Pune University. His alma mater also include the Naval Officers Academy & Amity University. He is currently a full-time writer and motivational speaker. He was was shortlisted for numerous awards, among them, Hachette-DNA’s ‘Hunt for the Next Bestseller’, DNA-Out of Print ‘Short Fiction Contest’, Indian Express-Sulekha’s Blogprint contest etc. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
I am a storyteller and my inspiration comes from life around me. How ordinary people raise themselves in the face of extraordinary situations to save their families, or those of the others. How ordinary human beings, sometimes, get up and fight to protect the victims, not bothered about the consequences.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I grew up on a diet of thrillers. Alistair MacLean, Frederick Forsyth, James Hadley Chase, Sidney Sheldon, Wilbur Smith, Leon Uris, Ken Follett etc.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
As a writer to adapt to the reader’s taste and meet his/her expectations of language and content.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Research is an ongoing process and I use all opportunities that come my way. Research is an absolute must and I go all out meeting people, visiting places, browsing pages after pages on the internet.
What motivated you to write the book “The Girl who Loved a Pirate”?
My forthcoming novel, ‘The Girl who loved a Pirate‘ is India’s first thriller based on marine piracy and hijacking, My background of being an officer with the armed forces allowed me to write this fast-paced thriller which is set in the Arabian sea, Goa and the Malacca Strait.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “The Girl who Loved a Pirate”?
In this novel Andy Karan is pitched against a deadly pirate. The setting in an unfamiliar terrain makes this fight Andy’s worst nightmare. I am afraid I will not be able to divulge more than this at the present time.
How did you came up with the idea of writing fiction genre book?
Writing fiction means everything to me. My life revolves around stories, and therefore I am hardly doing anything unnatural. I just love creating characters and spinning a narrative around their lives.
Who are your favourite authors?
Far too many to list. I will restrict myself to thriller writers here. I admire Lee Child, David Baldacci, Stephen King, James Ellroy. James Patterson etc.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I do either of the two things all day long: write or read. But to specifically answer your question, I write about 6-8 hours a day when I am writing a novel, and when not, I write for about 1-2 hours.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Read. Read. Read. The more you read, the better you will get.
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