Made in India
Name : Tarang Sinha
Academics: B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.),
Diploma in Creative Writing in English from IGNOU
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Painting, Music.
1. When did u find yourself lost in the world of words?
Unlike many other writers, I started very late. I have been an avid reader since my childhood, but writing was never in my mind. I wanted to become everything but a writer!
2. Do you believe that self-experience is important to keep your pen flowing? What motivates you to write and just keep writing?
Self Experience – not necessarily, but yes, real life stories prompt me to write.
Technically, my always occupied mind motivates me to express my thoughts, ideas and opinion. Keen observation and my (sometimes overactive) imagination help.
3. For a writer, how important it is to be a good reader?
You can’t be a good writer if you’re not a good reader. Reading is entertaining and enlightening, and a good book teaches you the art of writing.
4. How was your experience of writing a book?
It was a tough journey, but a learning experience too. It helped me to grow. I have loved my characters and felt so closely connected to them that when I submitted my final edits, it filled me with a sense of loss. I felt sad that I wouldn’t be interacting with my characters anymore.
5. What is writing for you?
For me, writing is a rule that I want to follow religiously. It comes so naturally that it has become a habit, a habit that I don’t want to change, ever! It brings peace.
6. What is social media for you? How do you see social media?
When it comes to social media, I manage just two accounts. Twitter and my Facebook Page. Social media interactions or just reading various posts give me solace. Best way to distract myself from unnecessary thoughts that bother me. You express yourself without being judged. And, of course, it’s a great platform for promotion.
7. A message for young literature enthusiasts.
I am not that experienced to share writing advice, but the job of a writer is to write. So, if you want to be a writer, Write (Not just dream or procrastinate)!
And, read! Not just read, but understand, learn and discuss the craft.
And, most importantly, never give up! Don't listen to those people who try to discourage you or maybe laugh at your endeavours. You know your craft better. If you believe in your craft, you will have the last laugh!
[Tarang Sinha is the author of the book " We will never meet again" ]