About Rishika Desai:
Freelance writer, Blogger, and now an author with a debut book titled, 'Can't Be Vocal About It'. I've also been passionate about Cyber Security. Apart from that, you can find me being a full-time pet parent.
My goals include- travelling around the world, capturing cloud patterns, writing more books, securing the cyberspace, and many more!
What inspires you to write?
A quote that inspired me to become an author was, ' A book is a dream you hold in your hand'. It was also that whatever I wrote in my free time, or even when I was occupied are pieces with heartfelt emotions and realistic experience. I felt these words needed to be read, for readers to feel relatable. For all the wishes I've got so for in the form of support means a lot and will keep inspiring me to write.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My favourite authors would always be Ruskin Bond, Agatha Christie and Sidney Sheldon. It's about how they place their characters, change the plot, and sweep the feet off the feet. It feels as if you've known them for long and they're an integral part of your life.
Tell us about your writing process.
The process was an enjoyable ride filled with challenges that met with my lowest points and highest achievements. It consisted of writing, editing, picking designs, and then re-editing many pieces. I did feel bad for discarding the ones close to me but they were meant to be replaced with special ones, that my audience would relate to. After all, it was all for my readers who'd love and keep supporting me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course! I'd talk to myself if my character is inspired from me! I'd ask myself questions, observe me, and try to picture how my character will live through the story. Nothing too obvious or too extra-ordinary. My characters are normal people, just like me and my readers. My characters are wanderers, workaholics, and common people.
What advice would you give other writers?
To everyone who's reading this, I'd suggest you to let the ideas flow. Don't stop them and don't bother filtering them. Being an author isn't about fancy words always and you can be one too. In fact, I'd love to read your publishing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was confusing and scary. I chose the publication house and I was happy they gave me a chance. I'm glad for everything that happened and it fell into place.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is in working but this time it'll be a novel. It'll have a gripping plot and it'll try to frame it in the best way possible. Thankfully, there is a lot to do and lot to learn. I'm learning every step, be it basics of storytelling or framing the characters again. I'd love to make it the best one, and as usual I'm seeking support of my beloved readers and supporters.
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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