Thank you so much for your kind words. Praises from you is what keeps me motivating and inspiring all the time 😊
My intention from the beginning had been to write a more realistic story rather than what most writers in India generally write such as love stories, so yeah…it is a bit gruesome for some readers.
And, please see below my responses to your questions:
Q: tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: My name is Siddharth Shukla. I’m from Chandigarh but my birth place is Lucknow. I began writing, mostly casually, from the age of 12 after reading my first fiction book ‘Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ which I borrowed from my friend. For most of my young adult life I had been shy for sharing my work with others, but then during college I started writing more seriously. Then I got a job in an IT company in Panchkula, and during that time I took some hours out of my days to finish ‘Beyond God’s Reach’ and…here we are.
Q: what is the inspiration behind your story.
A: Initially I wanted to write a story based in USA with American characters, then I dropped that idea because I wasn’t familiar with the common dialect of the regions in US. So I had several thoughts about an Indian story and tried to connect all the those to finish this story. I just wanted to tell a different story because I was studying and learning how to create a story with realistic dialogues and characters.
Q: this is your first novel, right? if yes then what is the mystery
behind the very well written story?
A: This is my first novel, but it’s not the last. I’ve already started working on my next book and a set of short stories. Honestly this, completing my first book was not a harmonious journey. I found after finishing it, that it had so many errors. I tried my best to clean every sentence in every chapter till it looked better than before. Besides I’ve now developed a habit of writing everyday which helps in my writing skills.
Q: from where can we buy this book.
A: My book, both kindle ebook and paperback versions, are available from 15th May on AMAZON.IN. But before that I’m giving away free copy of the first part of my book. Folks who download the free copy from my website: https://fromsidart.com are eligible for an AMAZON discount on my final book that launches on 15th May. So, 14th May would be the last day for discount eligibility.
Q: do you blog? or are you in facebook and will like to share your
social media address?
A: My blog: https://fromsidart.com, check the ‘writing’ section. I personally don’t like facebook, but you can find all the information on my website.
Please feel free to ask my anything. And do contact me @
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mostly I use this email address.
Regards & Thanks,
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