Completed my second book during lockdown: Techie Abhinav Mishra

In an exclusive chitchat session with one of the young and promising writers Abhinav Mishra, sub editor of newstrack Gaurav Chhabra discussed about reading and writing heart out during Covid tough times.

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Published on 15 July 2020 6:27 PM GMT

Completed my second book during lockdown: Techie Abhinav Mishra
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Completed my second book during lockdown: Techie Abhinav Mishra
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Reading is one thing that makes you aware of happenings, have a check on reality and a source of infotainment as well. Writing is an art that needs time, vision, knowledge and the most vital of all is the soul without which the essence of the topic cannot be conveyed to the readers, both reading and writing have been one of the greatest tools of time management during Covid for many.

In an exclusive chitchat session with one of the young and promising writers Abhinav Mishra, sub editor of newstrack Gaurav Chhabra discussed about reading and writing heart out during Covid tough times.

Q) Tell us about your first novel 'The unfortunates'?

The Unfortunates is a story of four individuals - Tanya, Ritesh, Swati and Meera. The Unfortunates is about their journey and their struggle to find out why are they so unfortunate. Is it because of something from the past, a result of their karma, a curse or all of it? The reader after reading the book will get a glimpse of Karma - how it plays a role in our life.

Q) From being an engineer in a multinational what made you try your hand on writing?

I always wanted to write, when I was young I was not sure of what to write. I believe, unless you are reading enough, you won't be able to write well. I started writing from my school days itself but nothing significant. I first attempted writing a novel in my college in 2009 but was not able to complete that. The second attempt was after completing college in 2012 but I stopped after writing 30 odd pages. While I was working on it, I had a feeling, I was not yet ready for writing. Few years later, I started writing short stories in 2015 and when I received a positive response/reviews from close friends which gave me confidence and I started working on the book. The positive words from the readers made me write more.

Q) Tell us about changes you witnessed in your life before and after publishing of your first novel?

The significant difference after publishing my book is only in terms of how people take my work now. Earlier, I would have to probably write a sample article for someone to show my writing skills. After my book got published and now it has an Amazon rating of 4.8, a lot of people collaborate with me based on the reviews of the book. There are no changes as such in personal life!! Perhaps a few more books before I can witness a significant change in my life.

Q) What are your plans for future? Any other novel you are working on?

The plan is to keep on writing - novels, blogs and articles. Yes, my next book is coming next month. It is a non fiction and talks about life and much more.

Q) Name the writers and novels you admire the most?

I started my journey reading Chetan Bhagat books like most of the other Indian readers. However, with time I have completely stopped reading fiction. Though, I love the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Triapthi. Another non fiction writer I loved reading in college days was Dan Brown. I admire the work of Jeffrey Archer a lot. Over the past few years, I am mainly reading non fiction - books on life, religion, God, spirituality and finance.

Q) Tell us about your routines and role of books during recent lockdown period?

Other than my office work, I am either reading a book or writing articles or working on my book. I recently finished my 2nd novel, all thanks to the lockdown. Some positive in these hard times.

Gaurav Chhabra

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