Life is a beautiful journey for an aspiring and enthusiastic writer who creates stories with all the passion in his soul to leave an everlasting impact with the beauty of his emotional expressions in the readers heart.
Siddharth Roy is a poet as well as a humanitarian. His main goal is to make his readers happy with his writing. Siddharth is very sensitive to human suffering, and he is very involved in trying to make this world a better place for all of us to live in. At a very young age, Siddharth has already published his first book, and he is working on his next book. He has had an amazing journey, and has met and learnt a lot from people of all walks of life during the process of publishing and promoting his book. His story of his personal and professional growth is an inspiration to young people everywhere.
A candid talk with siddharth has given an insightful view about his life, success and dreams.
1. Please tell us about yourself and how would you describe yourself in one word.
Well, if that’s the case the I would love to describe myself as a ‘student’ because I want to learn in all moments of life!
2. What was one of your most defining moment of life?
For me every moment right from time, I saw her for the first time to getting top grade in economics. But the most mesmerizing moment was when my first book got published.
3. Have you always known that you wanted to be a writer? What inspired your debut?
So to be frank, the answer is ‘NO!’ But I used to write many articles, poems but the academics pressure also used to suppress my creativity skills but one day when I wrote a short story and when the publishers really liked it then the writer within me oozed out.
4. Could you tell us a bit about your most recent book and why is it a must read?
So I have penned down two books, The Special Fish was my debut book and my first baby, well the book is based on beautiful phase of life, the teenage, it deals with emotions and basically two sides of a coin. How one can be trapped in fake emotions and how can a friendship turn into a beautiful bond.
5.How long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Well basically it depends because first book’s research didn’t take much of time because those were based on experiences so it happened in two months but for the second book it took like six months because it had a various plans and strategies
6.What is the most difficult part of your artistic process that has challenged you?
Well I would say writing is playing with emotions for me but sometimes that becomes the most difficult process and specially when you are building opposite sex characters.
7. Who are some authors in your genre that inspires you?.
Well I love many authors and always learn from them but mainly John Green, Nicholas Spark and I also get inspired by many movies.
8. Take us through your experiences as an author.
Ah, the most mesmerizing journey and the challenging one. It made me what I am today as a person because this journey had been through ups and downs. After writing my first book, suddenly everything changed because I was considered as someone who is breaking the box but it added enormous pressure and responsibility. Right from managing studies, badminton, work and writing was a huge job and then people have expectations from you. Then I got opportunities to travel and it taught me practical experiences and how to deal with situations.
9. What’s coming next for you?
My next book is Rise In Love, which has won Manuscript of the year award by Lit O fest Mumbai. It also deals with teenage life like The special fish but plays on deep strings of emotions, family. Sometimes emotions are fragile but sometime unbreakable.
10.What is your strongest potential quality?
Well I feel negotiations and observations. And these life skills are the base to the advanced situations.
11. What is your writing style. How different is it from others?
Well I prefer realism and I love to built the characters as relatable as I can with my target group. I write to play with emotions and not words.
12. What does literary success looks like to you?
Well that’s a tricky question but it would be when readers like my work because they are the best critics.
13. You have been conferred with a world record for youngest creative head. How do you feel about it?
That feels honoured actually and that made my parents have tears in their eyes because they were really proud! All the credit goes to Nikhil Chandwani who helped me with the process.
14. What projects are you currently working on?
Well I am writing my third book, into many other projects like speaking, working with MDRS.
15.Finally, if you could pass on a single piece of advice to authors out there reading this interview, what would it be?.
Be a keen observer and never stop learning, success will follow.