About Swathi Paloran:
Swathi Paloran’s book ‘I Too Have a Soul’ has received several starred ratings and excellent reviews in Amazon.
Swathi Paloran was born in 1991 in a beautiful little village in Kannur district, Kerala. She was introduced to books in her early childhood on by her parents who were teachers. Her mom showed her the magical world of fairy tales which taught her to blindly dream, whereas her father showed her what malayalam literature portrayed- be aware and ready to face the reality that life throws at you. May be this contrast is seen in the characters embodied by her in her writings.
Swathi Paloran did her degree in BCA and now took up NLP as a support in her academic and personal life. Now an NLP Verified Master Practitioner, she says the decision has helped her tremendously while struggling to cope with her health condition, Multiple Sclerosis.
She quotes the lines of Robert Frost -“I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” Health issues are just an intermission, I have promises to keep. So this is not ‘THE END’ of this journey. The story goes on, life goes on..
What inspires you to write?
I wish to see peace, love and happiness all around, people living in merry and harmony. Yes there is pain and misery we need to address, but a positive mindset can work wonders. I wish to send out the message of peace to the world, something good is always about to happen, BELIEVE.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
J.K. Rowling was an author who filled my teenage with wizarding world fantasies, then there is Dan Brown with his thriller novels Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and the like.. Then there is Paulo Cohelo with his ‘The Alchemist’ inspiring us to dream.. These are a few among my favourite authors.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process might sound weird because it may not exactly be the traditional way.. Once an idea starts forming in my mind the rest I must leave under the control of my mind because the story starts flowing at most unexpected of times and I would have to rush and find a book and pen to write it down or it’ll vanish from my mind. The best lines I got were when I was walking in garden simply gazing at flowers…may be nature too had something to say..
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Ofcourse my characters love interacting with me, but not while I’m writing. I have wished many a time for them to come and give me a push when I’m stuck somewhere, but no they won’t be anywhere around because they want the decisions regarding the story to be mine alone. But the intresting part is thay are not at all hesitant in interfering in my personal matters!
What advice would you give other writers?
Read. Read a lot. Reading will help you explore new horizons, let your imagination run wild, soar high. And remember never be scared of judments- there will always be people who love your work, write for them, keep a pocket book and pen with you always and whenever the urge strikes pull the book out and scribble down. People are waiting for your work hurry..!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been writing since schooldays and have received several prizes too but never thought of publishing other than in school and college magazines. But now when my life became dull and idle with a serious disease Multiple Sclerosis, I felt the need to lift my spirit and thus came the decision of publishing. Sitting in my room I could only think of online publishing and chose Amazon as the platform. Writer hence became an author.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that the future of book publishing might go through tremendous changes from the conventional hard copy books to the growing new day ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and the lot. In whichever format books will still be published and read.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Romance, Sci-fi
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.