About Debjeet Mukherjee:
As of 2018, Debjeet Mukherjee is a post graduate student of economics at the University of Calcutta. His first short story “A Rural Coincidence”, won a Commendable Mention at the Wingword Short Story Prize 2017 organized by Delhi Poetry Slam. He was Shortlisted the following year, for his internationally acclaimed story “The Farewell”, at the Wordweavers India Short Story 2018 Contest. Mukherjee also received an Honorable Mention for his winning entry “Two Birds”, at the International Photography Awards 2017 under Non-Pro Nature – Wildlife category.
Debjeet Mukherjee’s debut international poetry e-book “VOYAGES Volume I – A Collection of Poetry”, self-published in 2018 by Notion Press, was reviewed and rated Five Stars by Readers' Favorite, USA and garnered favorable positive feedback from authors, bloggers and reviewers around the world. The e-book also received a Gold Star in TheBookDesigner.com's September 2018 e-Book Cover Design Awards. The official website of the author is www.debjeetmukherjee.com
What inspires you to write?
Thoughts! Yes, the main inspiration behind writing is sharing of thoughts and philosophy. I believe that every individual has some good to offer. There is this bounty of knowledge in everyone worth sharing. So as writers when we can share our thoughts and knowledge through the power of pen then it's almost like a compulsion or duty to spread happiness!
Tell us about your writing process.
I do not have a specific time to write. I write when I feel like. It may be months before I write another poem or it may be hours within which I complete writing a short story. My thoughts are random and when some idea comes I immediately finish writing it on any paper in front before the thought gets lost. Daydreaming and talking to myself are two important things that help me write better and I will not shy away from stating it.
What advice would you give other writers?
To never let the aspirations fall down. As a student of economics I would say that every individual has a limited set of resources which he/she tries to maximize. Now the process of maximization is different for different individuals and it may not always lead to the best/efficient outcomes. But we either fail or we learn. If we fail then it simply means that our time has not yet come and we must always keep faith in our own processes simply because it is our own. Imitation never leads to efficient outcomes!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am an author with a plan. Not every plan works or will work but I believe in putting my best efforts. Currently I am a self-published author and I am focusing on building my author platform online and offline. Once I have a credible base of readers while at the same time favorable editorial reviews for my self published books, it will be easier to convince a traditional publisher about my work rather than unsolicited manuscripts.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Well there will be more books in the future! Haha. But on a serious note I feel that people do want to get published. The argument follows straight from the fact of what inspires us to write and why we write. With the self publishing industry booming and more quality works popping up, it's no wonder that some works are best read unedited. Traditional publishers are also investing more on unnamed authors and there is a lot of chances for good writing to emerge if one keeps on trying and does not lose focus after a few initial rounds of failure. The future of book publishing is therefore, bright!
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Short Story
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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