Chaitali Nath was born in 2002 in Kolkata in a doctor's family. She is a student of Delhi Public School, Siliguri. She loves sincerity, punctuality, honesty and simplicity in life. She likes reading, listening to music, study of religions, nature and tries to find beauty in whatever life has to offer.
What inspires you to write?
Everything that surrounds me inspires me to write. I try to incorporate as much as I feel into what I write.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I try to read as many authors as possible, because you never know what particular thing might just hit you in the right place. I’ve always loved diversity in what I read. Though historical fiction and mythological fiction have a special place in my heart, I have enjoyed reading suspense and young adult, among other genres.
I don’t have any favorite authors, since that would be unfair to the others whose works I have read, but I do have a special place in my library for some authors whose books I could re-read about a hundred times, namely, Amish Tripathi, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Jhumpa Lahiri, Meghan Nutall Sayres, etc.
My writing is inspired by all that I can observe and feel. It’s all about expressing what I can’t express otherwise, and much more.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a feeling kind of author. I just have writing pangs like you have hunger pangs. Those are the moments when I just need to write or I tend to feel really unwell. Otherwise, I am a student who writes in empty times.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to become my character and live a day or more in my life as that character. I try to learn from them by trying to do what they would have done in those circumstances.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just 3 words, Believe in yourself
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started reading at the age of about 6. I would always wonder how people wrote books, till I discovered that I could write stories, too. I began writing short stories based on some guidelines till the age of 9, after which I had to put a halt to writing.
I never thought I would be able to continue, but I was, at the age of 13. After a break of about 4 years, I found out I could write poetry, the only form of writing that I couldn’t write earlier and the form that I loved reading the most. Within the span of an year, I completed my first book, Soul Spoken, which completes its two years of publication on the 27th of June, 2020.
It's always been a dream to have a book that had my name on its cover and Soul Spoken is that dream come true.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the industry, as a whole, is expanding in ways we have no idea about. One major shift that I have felt is that more unconventional authors and unconventional genres are coming in. More people are going towards self publishing, and I feel that is a positive change. As a whole, I feel that the publishing industry is growing and there is so much more scope than there was even 2 years ago.
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Short stories, Contemporary short writing styles, romance, thriller, suspense, nationalism, history
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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