Caught between Sibling Rivalry, Family drama and personal dilemma, Anam Acharjya seems like a lost case. In this new age story of the indian young girl living her own self, whatever happens next does not seem to suit her.
Like, finding a job. And after getting one, working hard to keep it. It gets even more harder when you are the prime accused in the murder of your boss. With this for an employment history, the high brow, all achieving ‘Acharjya Clan’ is certainly not going to be kind to Anam.
And then the aunts who are always gushing that Polly is ‘such a doll i tell you’. Polly has it all- picture perfect look, job, education AND the guy!
And what about Anam? What’s her job? What did she study or did she at all? .. and oh.. no guys? uh-no, problem!
Finally there is Anam’s cousin- The Youngest Son Of The Eldest Son of Somebody. TYSOTES, she notes mentally as she mutters, ‘Sounds like the name of some shady rock band.’ What was he up to as he joined her at the film festival?
There are a lot of questions that Anam has to answer. And in answering them, she leaves along broken heads… and hearts.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-25 yrs
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Well, the reason I am writing in a particular genre is obviously because it’s the genre that I am fascinated about doing narrations in and I am comfortable too. The others don’t interest me and hence I cannot do justice to them. Now, as for me, I like two genres- plain contemporary fiction and fiction set in history.
When I do contemporary fiction, I have to be on the look out for what’s happening in the now which is actually very easy because I am also very much a part of it and so I can feel it and understand it well. My characters are going to be a mish-mash of the many people that I meet everyday. The challenge is in setting out the plot.
This is as against historic fiction where after reading up all available material, I can only make interpretations and try hard to think and feel of the people living in those times. So along with the plot, I have to work harder in character development. Though this is a challenge, it is also the beauty!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Think more and have self discipline. All accomplished writers have been able to produce their great works because of these aspects, amongst other things.
I do hear a lot on the lines of ‘I write on the spur of the moment, it comes from the heart’ kind and most of them are from ones who are yet to develop even the basics of their craft. As a result it shows in their writing. If your intention is to do writing as a hobby, then this is fine. But not for serious writing.
That requires practice, thinking and discipline. Its almost like a full time job. And like any other full time job where you work hard to be better and earn more, this too needs sincere efforts.
I am an emerging communication professional who has been writing since the age of 11 years hoping that one day I will have written a book. Strangely enough, it took 15 years and then, only when life hit me real hard, that I got to putting together my first book.
Growing up in a modest Indian family, I have had a humble education first to be an engineer and then to do communication. In my short but continuing working life, I have had the chance to be a software engineer, a PR executive, an assistant professor, communication coach, pre sales consultant and a marketing associate.
‘You Adored, Me Ignored’ is my first book.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
First of all, let me tell you that unlike most people of my age at the time I wrote the book, who believed that theirs is ‘The’ life, I didn’t think so. In fact I felt I was destined to be a failure. That somehow I didn’t figure in the good books of the universe. So I reasoned to myself that if I was headed for much bigger failures anyway, why not start documenting how it all began. And that’s how I got to writing one incident or chapter in a week. I paced it that way. Initially even I had no clue that it would turn out to be a book, but when exactly a year later I found that indeed I had, I was pleasantly surprised.