About SHITIJ SHARMA:
Shitij Sharma is a nineteen year old budding author from India.He is the author of the book – THE GIRL FROM ROSTOV. He believes that he can successfully explain the world’s current situation in this one paragraph
‘This world was a strange place to live in. It was disorderly and chaotic. Therefore, we had to find our way through this labyrinth of human emotions and actions to arrive at a place where there was some resemblance to order, order in the form of disorderly governments and a moral compass that does not always point north.’
He currently resides in New Delhi, India. He spends most of his time writing his second novel which he hopes to complete before this year is out.
THE GIRL FROM ROSTOV is a crime thriller/love story, but more importantly it is also a story of loss and the range of human emotions that a person goes through following it. The orphaned niece of a Russian gangster/international spy and arms dealer must find out who killed her uncle and why. She teams up with the son of a millionaire who has his own set of demons from the past.
* A couple of chapters in the beginning of the book are situated in Russia while most of the other scenes take place in India.
What inspires you to write?
It gives me joy to think that there’s someone halfway across the world, a stranger, who smiles at a joke I made or who cries because of something inexplicable in my writing that may have touched something inside him or her that made that person feel something or help him identify a feeling he/she hadn’t realized was there to be felt. That’s all I wish to do. I want to make people feel; to share in what were once idle thoughts running through my head. That is what writing is to me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I sit down with my laptop and at first I let my mind run wild. Eventually a story begins to take shape which after a lot of revisions becomes a book which I am proud to share with the world.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I imagine being the character that I am writing so that I can see things from his/her perspective.
What advice would you give other writers?
Put your head down and keep writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I got tired of waiting for the book to get published through the traditional channels and took matters into my own hands.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It lies in ebooks. I just don’t see any other way. But I might be wrong.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Literature and fiction, crime, love stories, science fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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