I had this amazing opportunity to interview a budding poet and an aspiring bestseller for the book I recently reviewed in the last few days – Abhivyakti. Stuti Agnihotri took the time (race against time phrase) out from her schedule to answer a few questions we had for a girl as young as her to be published today!
Here’s how our E-interview went by!
- When did you first start writing?
I first wrote when I was in class sixth for the kids magazine – Magic Pot – where we had to write a kids story on the provided prompt. I stood first in that competition and this stands as the sole reason for making me love (fall in love synonym) writing!
- Has writing always been your calling?
Yes directly or indirectly, writing something – be it any language – has been my call. My parents and my English teachers have played a big role in making me find what’s my call?
- How did the idea of Abhivyakti cross your mind?
I have a whole room at my house dedicated as a library. We have books of every genre with us. Seeing all these books placed around me I developed this dream of getting my own works published and having a copy with my name on it placed in the topmost shelf!
- Have you ever considered publishing traditionally through a publisher?
Yes, and Maple Press India in association with Publishing have this great mixture of crowd-funding and traditional printing, something which was the best option for me. My publishers, I love you!
- From where do you draw inspiration for the poems/sonnets/odes you included in your book?
All my writings be it a prose or poetry is all random, having no linkage with each other. Each piece is unique and inspired by all the things one can find in his/her daily life.
- What challenges did you face while writing these rhymes and verses?
This is something I had always wanted to tell. Most of the times I get caught up in this situation where I know what I have to write in my mind, but the words get lost somewhere and I actually spend the whole day finding words that fit right! Also sometimes, rhyming a few things feels a challenge but a Thesaurus is always there for my rescue.
- Is there anything you’d like to opine to readers and aspiring authors and writers out there?
My only message to everyone is always the same – Get inspired by each and everyone you know, and write if you love to, as everyone has a story to tell.
- Tell us your favourite stanza from a poem and a poet you highly adore.
I cannot be stating just (just in case meaning) a single person as my favourite poet/poetess. But yes, I took Rupi Kaur’s books as a inspiration of how a poetry book should be like.
Also, my favourite lines are :
” The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. – Robert Frost ”
These are the lines which whenever read always touch my heart.
And with this comes an end to an encouraging interview by Stuti Agnihotri. For those of you who wish to read the review on her book, click here, yes, right here!
You can also purchase the same on Amazon and don’t forget to review it. Reviews help authors build a better traction on Amazon. Do your bit with a review that saves lives! JK!
And also, don’t forget to like this post, comment what you loved about the interview or about poetry books in general, and share it with your friends.
You can subscribe to TAL Newsletter by adding your address down below!