Sushanth Shajil is currently pursuing Computer Science Engineering at K.S School of Engineering & Management. He started a Podcast which is now available in over 120 countries. He has published Android apps on Amazon and Google play. He has developed a Google Assistant app based on voice recognition which is approved by Google, and made available to millions of devices which support google assistant. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
I never really thought that I would find my passion for writing. I kept reading books so much, that I fell in love. This inspired me to write and weave my own story.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I used to love reading books of Enid Blyton as a boy. As far as I can recall, library sessions in school were the best.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
I think the greatest challenge that I faced, is that it takes a lot of time to develop every character’s personality in the book. I had to put myself in their shoes to decide what I was going to do next.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
A lot. I had to calculate routes to destinations, find out more about the culture and heritage that belonged to the city and mostly, I had to search deeply into the city’s roots to describe it as best as I could in the book.
What motivated you to write the book “Midnight Dreams: An Anthology”?
I love to tell a story. That’s one of the things that I enjoy doing the most. I began to write the anthology and put them together, piece by piece. I asked the opinion of a few people around me and they all thought the book was great. This drove me to publish my book and make it available for others to read it worldwide.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “Midnight Dreams: An Anthology”?
Midnight dreams is a book consisting of multiple characters, personality traits and also serves as an insight into what’s happening in the world around us. Every story seems like a story that has been spun purely for the love of reading, but it contains the harsh truth that is relatable to almost every reader. It’s a concoction of all kinds of stories; ranging from stories that describe the pain of losing a best friend to the story that expresses motherly love.
How did you come up with the idea of writing anthology genre book?
I chose this genre because it was the best way to tell my story. It just fits right.
Who are your favourite authors?
My personal favourites include John Green, Andy Weir, Anna Snoekstra, Patrick Rothfuss, Jeffery Archer and many more.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I usually take up to 20 minutes to write something on my blog. I don’t dedicate time because if there’s something in the world that you truly have the passion for, then you won’t have to take your time out to do it.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
No matter what story you have spun, however crazy it may sound, publish your book. The world would be short of one amazing story without it.
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