About Pravin Gandhi:
Pravin Gandhi, author of book “One at a Time – short stories to muse by”, studied Engineering in India and USA, and is a software marketing professional, living in Mumbai. From pursuing a techy profession to pursuing fine thoughts and interests; learning about the Quantum world to learning the piano; traveling to offbeat places to gathering rich experience of places and people; blogging about all of the above; and now writing a book of short stories in his latest initiative, Pravin Gandhi is a Left-brain and a Right-brain person at the same time, driven by a desire to be, to do, something different, something new, at any time.
What inspires you to write?
Very often, a popular song that affects me. Like Time of Pink Flloyd inspired me to write a story on the rat race.
Tell us about your writing process.
No process. I just write the story. Then make an interesting beginning and put in a twist. I don’t follow time linearity.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They just come out. Only those relevant to the story, as I write short stories, no distractions/sideshows.
What advice would you give other writers?
This applies to fiction genre.
Make it interesting. So much has been written about day to day life and people. Who wants to read about struggle of a person, a situation. Throw in anything to wow and surprise. It doesn’t have to be real. Something which is not normal, weird, even paranormal, can be thrown in casually as if by the by.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Unenthusiastic response from established publishers to
(a) first time author
(b) not enthused by fiction+ short stories
(c) send sample, don’t call us, we’ll call you, not before 6 months
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more authors will self-publish
What genres do you write?: fiction, science fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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