Attempting an Interview with a chic-lit author


The book blurb says — Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It’s her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belonging to a middle class family to the uncharted territories of corruption and caste based politics. Her path is crossed by the two men, both compelling yet completely contrasting characters, who are forever going to change her life. If it is Aman who can challenge her ideals and defy her resolves, and makes her the person she finally becomes, it is Abhay’s sublime love which enables her to go through the vicissitudes of life. It’s also the story of her loss as well as triumph against her own demons to find her true self. If that is the genre that you read then Here are the links

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An presumed interview with Dr,Vajpayee

  1. When did the story teller make her presence between the various roles that Dr.Vajpayee plays.

Honestly speaking, all the time when I am not doing my professional duties. As a wife and mother, even when I am not writing, lot of time I am thinking and imagining about my story in the background. However I only write when I am relaxed and free from performing other roles.

  1. Have her patients ever wondered if they are part of her stories.

That’s difficult question! None of them ever expressed the same and I have no idea if they think so. Nevertheless, I try not to have story of any particular person, generally it’s medley of personalities, traits, behavior and style of galaxy of people.

  1. How difficult is to tell a story authentically yet keep everyone’s privacy intact.

It’s depends. Its privilege to be an author for you have the power to create an authentic story with fictional character/characters that are in fact thepeopleliving around you. And you don’t necessarily need to breach anyone’s privacy because the characters can have shades of different people as I said earlier and not necessarily be anyone’s mirror image. We can leave that for non-fiction! However it depends how successful you are as an author to not to reflect anyone’s life in your story and yet be authentic.

  1. How did her family react to her writing? Does she put aside specific time for her writing.

Thankfully, they are very supportive! They understand my passion and gives me enough space to pursue it. Not really, I try to write whenever I can and certainly when I can’t do otherwise!!!

  1. Were there conflicts between the various roles during the journey.

At times, yes! But it would take writer in me to be patient and wait for the storm to be over so as to start writing with the full concentration it deserves.

  1. As doctors there are things we would like to communicate to our patients but etiquette does not permit, do these make an entry into her work.

I wouldn’t say consciously but subconsciously perhaps it might be making its way into my writings!!!

An author I think would like to make a connect with their reader. Even J.K.Rowlings does it.

There was this invite for Book review tour, now the book did look interesting, of course I did not read it. Yet out of curiosity, because she is also a medical professional I thought let me try this for an experience.

As a normal human being with above average know how of things I would assume that I would have to contact the author, mind you she is an obscure name and I am actually taking time to write about her, but a personal touch is expected.

Interestingly neither did her Book tour organizer acknowledge the receipt of the questionnaire.

If I did re-do the interview it would be.

  • do you write a story to share it, or to get it off your system?
  • How relevant is the reader in your space?

 

 

 

 

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