This Week’s Featured Author Interview with
Prakash Vir Sharma
Hi, Prakash Vir Sharma, welcome to the Indie Publishing Group website. Introduce yourself to us. Tell everyone who you are, where you’re from, what do you enjoy doing, hobbies and interests.
Hi Ben! Thanks a lot for having me here. Myself Prakash Vir Sharma, author of two traditionally and two self- published books. Born in a remote village of India, I graduated in Science and Education, post graduated in in Management. Currently, residing with my family in Kolkata (city of joy) and working with India’s leading steel manufacturer as Senior Manager. I am a passionate social thinker and author. I love music, singing, reading apart from writing.
When did you start writing and why?
I started writing articles, poems and stories in the year 1990. My work has been published in various Indian newspapers, magazines and on online portals.
Which is your favorite book you have written and what gave you the idea for it?
Though, my all books are my favorite, yet “Mindset And Passion – The Psychology Of Success” is the most inspirational. Anyone, who wants to live a happy, prosperous and successful life, must read and practice my 3D approach towards success.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
It’s always theme based. I pick up 4 – 5 titles and get suggestions from my family, friends, and readers through my social media.
Who helped you with the cover? Or did you design it yourself? What was your inspiration for your cover design?
All my book covers are designed by Mr. Basant Goswami who met me on social media in the year 2013, we never meet by now but are best friends. I provide him some basic idea for cover designing.
What are some of the themes of your story?
Social issues are my inspiration for writing. I plan or outline what message I want to deliver to the society and ask my characters to deliver that in an interesting manner.
My recent book “Life In Shackles” is about the plight of women. There are stories like “The Tatter” and “Talaq” which focus on the struggle of Muslim women. The message of “The Tatter” is awareness and emphasis on education while “Talaq” is a story of struggle against “triple talaq”. You know, recently Honorable Supreme Court of India delivered a judgment against triple talaq which may be seen as a victory of my main character of “Talaq”. There are stories where people use women as a ladder for their political benefits. Other stories are about social evils like dowry, killing of a female fetus and much more. However, it’s a small Fiction book, but the situations and characters are available everywhere around us.
What’s your process when you sit down and decide to start writing a book? What is your process and do you have a system?
Usually, I outline my topic and then continue to make a rough draft. When I finished my rough draft, I play the quarter final, semifinal and final match with the words to cut or add something unnecessary or required.
Who are some of your favorite characters and why?
Till now, I have published short stories, so there are my favorite main characters in each story.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I am inspired by Rhonda Byrne and later J.K. Rowling.
Have you got anything you’re working on now?
I am currently polishing my upcoming motivational book “Mindset And Passion – The Psychology Of Success” which is available on pre-order and will be released on 26th October’17.
If you could have any superpowers what would they be?
Yes, I am best in my analyzing skills which work as superpowers for me.
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