Santonu Kumar Dhar is a writer, director, producer, entrepreneur, and technologist. He was born into a Bengali Hindu family on June 16, 1987 in Bangladesh. He is also a founder of many companies including a US based fashion and entertainment magazine. He has authored several books on different subjects including some text books on computer technology.
What inspires you to write?
I had interest in writing since my childhood days. I am a big romantic at heart and I wanted to express all of my romantic feelings in my writing. Usually, I get my inspiration from life’s of people who are in my circles or who lives in my surroundings.
Tell us about your writing process.
I had started writing this story without a plan. When I got the idea of writing this story, it was late at night. It was almost 4:00 AM. My initial inspiration was the story of my cousin’s life which ended in a rather tragic manner. But eventually I had to add a lot of drama and emotion to make this story sound fictional as well as gripping. I did some research and chose names for my characters. I dreamt of writing novels right from childhood but it never happened till date. At this point in life I did not have any plan of writing a book. In fact I dreamt more of writing film scripts. So, I just opened screenwriting software and then wrote the first scene of the bus stop in Manhattan where John meets Sarah. I continued to write till I completed my screenplay. One day I thought I must turn it into a novel. So, both my dreams could be fulfilled. Sarah is a character with whom I can fall in love and I have tried to add some elements of my life in the character of John. All other characters were built during the process and have grown with the story. Overall I enjoyed the process. I requested a feedback from my friends and their honest criticism helped me a lot. I also worked with some other writers to improve the quality of my work.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes. I try to place myself into the situations of each particular character and talk to them from their viewpoint.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It depends on a target market.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The publishing process of book is being easier day by day, and I think book will be published in digital medium only in future.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print