I will take a different approach for introducing our today’s star author, who steals all the limelight – Amardeep Arun.
He is a young man, who despite of his young age and divergent career choice (when compared with writing prose) has all the potential to steal hearts and wash brains. As soon as I completed reading the novel, I could sense an electrifying energy running across my body and a fresh air of motivation filled up my breath. Many thanks Amar for sharing such a niece piece with me. I feel blessed.
BNI: Tell us something about yourself and your background.
AA: I am a resident of Gwalior and live in Bhopal. I am pursuing my post-graduation in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Peoples Dental Academy Bhopal. I have done my graduation from RKDF dental college Bhopal. Besides my interest in surgeries, I have a passion towards poem writing, lyrics and short stories writing as well. Painting and playing guitar are some things which I love following during in my spare time. In addition to these creative skills, exploring India is one more idea that I like.
BNI: So, What all you have written / published till date?
AA: My few short-stories have been published in magazines along with my one poem. “A monk with a gun” is my debut novel.
BNI: What inspired you to write your first book?
AA: I always wanted to be a writer, I am unable to exactly share what actually inspires me. Actually, more than one thing including India inspires me, culture, tradition, people here, history, monuments etc. I tried to give my contribution to our country with my first novel.
BNI: How did you come up with the title?
AA: Initially, the manuscript was titled – “A monk” but as the developmental changes took place and editing done, Mr. Kunal, who happens to be my brother and at the same time publisher as well, advised to rename it to – “A monk with a gun” in order to make it impactful. This is how, the cover page of my manuscript got its title. 🙂
BNI: Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
AA: I have not written my book keeping in mind that I have to attract any intended audience. If you will even ask me what kind of fiction genre it is I won’t be even able to describe. It has everything that can attract anyone.
BNI: Share some interesting story about the book writing.
AA: There is a story on writing this book. I can even write a novel why I chose to be a author and how I became.
BNI: Is there a message in your book/novel that you want readers to grasp?
AA: Yes, there is one. Every story should have a message. Mine will tell you never give up and stop making excuses. It will make you realize that you don’t have to jump through a series of complicated hoops to achieve a goal. You can just look at a mountain and get a connection with God; you don’t have to understand the mountain to feel that.Despite the fear and the bruises of life, one has to keep on fighting for one’s dream.
BNI: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
AA: Everyone has been very kind and encouraging. For me this is the real paycheck of my work.
BNI: When and how did you decide to become a writer? Do you write full-time or part-time?
AA: There is something personal about it. I was reconciling after a personal incident but as I found it hard to acclimatize to my normal life, I became impatient to achieve immediate results. However, changes occur at their pace only. It took ne a few months to realize that I must solely concentrate on book writing only. A monk with a gun was to be my subject and as I started, I stepped closer to my dream.
BNI: Which writers inspire you?
AA: Swami Vivekanand, Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar, Paulo Coelho are those writer which inspires me always. Their thoughts and ideas are so inspiring.
BNI: According to you, What is the hardest thing about writing?
AA: To find time for writing.
BNI: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
AA: I have the feeling that I gave birth to something that now is independent of me, something that carries my soul away from my imagination and into the minds and hearts of my readers. I just want to satisfy myself and inspire mass, rest is up to – ‘Him’.
BNI: What has been the toughest criticism and best compliment to you, as an author?
AA: I am still untouched by criticism, the best compliment was “u inspired me”
BNI: What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why?
AA: I was so much in confusion while writing last chapter like how to finish the story, what Akash would say to convert British. The thing, which takes effort – is always the best.
BNI: Did you learn anything from writing your book? What was it? AA: Yes, I learned a lot. I implied things on me before writing it down.. When I penned the story, I was face to face with my soul and this sometimes led me to a path that I never imagined existed within myself.
BNI: What are your expectations for the book?
AA: I am not expecting anything. I just want to bridge the gaps with the power of storytelling and to reassemble people in this divided world.
BNI: Do you think book cover an important role in sales?
BNI: ebook, pdf, mobi, kindle or printed hardcover book, what’s your pick?
AA: – Hard cover book
Amardeep Arun can be reached at:
– Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/amardeep arun
– Gmail- firstname.lastname@example.org
– PRICEKART http://pricekart.in/books/9789383865048
BNI: Dear Amardeep, many thanks to you for providing me with the an opportunity to read and praise about your book with my fan-base. May god bless you and your book earns accolades.