Lathish, 36, from India. His parents are from Kerala, and he was born and raised up in Karnataka. He did all his schooling in Karnataka and has been working as a teacher for 16 years. Had the passion of writing right from his childhood. He is a musician and also a chess player. He has been writing for a long time, and this is his first English work to be published.
What inspires you to write?
Most of my writings come after I travel. I prefer to travel alone, and that makes me to think more. Maybe my past, or the ways to build up my future. I have been getting criticisms from many people who I really think not deserved to, so my writings can also be considered as an escapism. No, not that; many who criticizes me are the ones who help me indirectly to come up with something creative that I have. I believe in myself, and always I’m positive that I can do something far better. These things really gives me an inspiration to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to outline the things when I am free lazily lying down in bed, with some A4 sheets along with me. After that, I try to build up the characters and then start to write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I used to do both, talking with my characters and then listening to their answers. In fact, I used to have a long time conversations with my characters.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have self-published my first book. I was really fed up with the hassles of finding a publisher, and obviously I thought it would cost me a lot of money. After getting my story reviewed with my friends who had good knowledge of English, I gained confidence that my story is presentable. This made me self-publish my book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Really really, no idea. But I know something that nowadays, reading habits are gone less than how it was in the past. That doesn’t mean that reading habits cannot come back, no I am not saying that way. Today people are accessible to wide range of things over the net, and they really do not have time to spend with the books. The time may change. But I still believe as long as book-lovers are there, book publishing has a future.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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