Here at Olympia, we love hearing from our authors, getting an insight into their lives in writing and asking them what their advice would be to future authors. This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Archita Sinha about her book!
What’s has been your highlight of publishing so far?
In my Publications, I focus on drawing the reader’s attention to a social message scripted around an interesting storyline. I essay characters which are close to real-life so that people can relate with it easily while reading. The characters in my book reflect the thoughts, fears, resistance, relationship, joys and happiness of people we come across regularly within a societal set-up.
In my work, Live, Love and Laugh amidst the darkness, while keeping the interest factor intact which is the core of any fictional book, I have tried to instil a thought within the readers which would kindle the courage to fight the darkness within their own life and pave the way for Love and Life.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Although the characters of my book are fictitious in nature, they live in the real world, go to real places, feel motivated or demotivated by real people around them which means lots of groundwork is needed to weave a story making them belong to the existing surrounding. As I define the people in my book, I visualize their mental orientation and then do research to support their behaviour all through the story. Well, I can’t quantify the time I spend on the research I do. All I can say is I dive inside sufficient enough to meet the requirements of an adequate characterization.
How many hours a day do you write?
I am a working professional. I am employed with a reputed IT organization.
Since writing is my passion, I indulge myself into it mostly during the weekends or after office hours if it gets feasible on a day.
What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (child, teenager, young adult.)
Live, Love and Laugh amidst Darkness is my debut novel in which I have written about shades of darkness encountered by an Indian teenage girl and a young woman.
My next book in progress revolves around the young adults struggling with the pressure of forced Physical relationship and lack of love and understanding within the institution of marriage.
Since I strive to draw a social message in my books, the child may be the mainstream character in any of my future work.
What did you edit out of this book?
The characters of my book are inspired by many real-life people whom I have met at different stages of my life. Many incidences narrated in this book have actually happened. I edited or better to say modified the sections, texts and incidences so that the fictional nature of story remains intact and it doesn’t infringe upon the privacy of any person living or dead.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
There are no secrets in this book. The book has been written with an open mindset and an urge to stand against the darkness shadowing one’s life. I want to bring to the forefront of a social message while engrossing my readers with an interesting story.
What was your hardest part to write?
As part of the story, I have detailed the sea of emotions and various thought which a girl goes through while in the face with any social evil including molestation. It was tough to describe the impact which gets imprinted into the supple mind of a female which perpetrators perceive as a passing occurrence, easy to commit and escape. What an Irony!!
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Writing is a way of expression of one’s belief, opinion, emotions and feelings. The story is just a carrier of varied Human reactions. The more convincingly these human responses can be put into words the better the storytelling becomes.
If you could review Olympia publishers in a few words, what would they be?
Olympia Publishers is a perfect blend of quality associated with a traditional publishing house and flexibility offered by self-publication ones. I am impressed by the standard of detailing provided by Olympia Publishers for every service they offer to an author. Promptness, Politeness and sincerity of service by every employee of Olympia Publishers I worked with during my Publication Process is worth appreciating. My sincere thanks to Olympia Publishers for giving the final shape and form to my work which has great appeal value for my readers