About Oshee Johri:
I am a 17 year old student residing in India. I wish to become a successful author some day.
I love writing any time of the day, or night. I regularly write poems, short stories and quotes on my tumblr and on my wattpad.
What inspires you to write?
I fell very sick when I was in my freshmen year. I spent months visiting the hospital and taking injections, and I spent a good amount of time living there as well. I was suddenly overcome with all that I saw there, the battle of life and death, the emotions, and after experiencing a good amount of all that myself, I began writing.
My first book was a year after I was discharged from the hospital.
I guess it was my moment of realisation.
Tell us about your writing process.
I go with the flow of my thoughts. I am being honest here, I don’t think much. I just sit behind my laptop and begin writing. When I write a story, I just have a sketch of a story at the back of my head. The conclusions are always on the spot, and that is the reason I love writing. I love to find out what I end up doing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to think from their point of view. Basically, I become them when I write.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice would be to go with your gut. Find your calling. You can be good at one specific genre, or more. Find your favorites. Write your heart out. Don’t worry about the fame and money, look for self-satisfaction.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was never interested in publishing. I am the kind of person who writes and then procrastinates the rest of the process. My friend, Rushil Bhatnagar, was the one who submitted it on Kindle, Google Playstore and CreateSpace. Hence, I was a self-published author.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the world of publishing was very rigid before the advancement of self-publishing. Now, we can make ourselves and stand up and be successful. We can get he audience that cares for our works.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Romance, General fiction, Mystery/Thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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