Vishnuvarthanan Moorthy (1979 – TBD by God) was born in India and lives in India. He is no different from a common middle class man in this world, apart from his writing. He believes, Writing should be truthful and represent the “us” in the way we think on different aspects of life, this will be history for future and the same for our current generation, its mirroring. His first book is “Bhagavad Gita for Dummies”, whereas using Bhagavad Gita as a plot, he has discussed the uncomfortable questions about of our life and how to look at life. His second book is “Read in 19 Minutes”, whereas it was an science fiction thriller. The Author don’t believe in specializing in something, but to write on the topics in which he has a good thought to share. Vishnu is very uncomfortable in reading huge books, it reflects in his writings, as most of them are short stories. His writings are simple,less complicated and ensures there is some basic logic is there !
What inspires you to write?
The thoughts and the questions we have in our mind are extraordinary. Some of us decide to give a form by writing and communicating with others, whereas some decides to not to give. We all imagine so much in our mind and every time we imagine about something, we all simulate the happenings so many times. Most of the time of our thinking, imagination and simulation is based on what we have seen, studied, experienced or viewed. Very rarely we imagine something which is very new, otherwise we present them as new! This shows human mind is pattern oriented and recency oriented. It means if you keep feeding the mind of human with good things and truthful things, by practice the human tend to perform good things. Books are one source for it and i write to communicate the truth, what i believe as good and what we together can like and share!
Tell us about your writing process.
I need a thought on my mind, which according to me is exclusive. Then i spend time in thinking about that thought. If i am certain, i go for the title of the book, which inspires me to give a style of writing. Then i make an architecture (Information Technology person, so its a practice for me) with relevant high level details and characters. By this time, i have to be sure about my End, in fact i have to be sure about my start, middle and end. If i believe this, architecture and characters seems to be strong, then i proceed to write. Normally t his ground work is of 10 hours or so. Then once i started writing its the imagination and my constraint on vocabulary decides, how i am going to write. However since the architecture is there, my key points are taken care. My editing is poor, as of now i am doing it on my own and spend time there, but still i know i have to improve the quality there. However i am sure, the content of the book saves me always.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
For me the characters are very closely observed one. I don’t insert a character, which i myself is not aware of. I normally allow my reader to describe the characters’ physical appearance and few of the characteristics also, and i limit to what is essential for the character to live in the story effectively.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be truthful when you write, don’t think as a reader, don’t think as some other author, don’t introduce false emotions and try to carry on that.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did publish my books as Ebooks because a) I don’t will some one read my books, because i was not sure myself, on writing b) I don’t want to risk my money, because i don’t write for earning money, for that i do my job 🙂 c) Self publishing was easier for me, however the audience reach and getting reviews are difficult d) In fact one has to pay to get reviews and advertise , nothing comes free, even if you want to give good things for free…
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I will continue for few months with self publishing, however considering the initial reactions i have got, now i will go for Print media and Hard cover pack also:)
What genres do you write?
Religion, Fiction, Science Fiction, Children, Fantasy, Human relationships, Thriller
What formats are your books in?