Interview with Adhish Mazumder

When did you first start writing?
Writing has been my passion since childhood however I started writing professionally for the last couple of years.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As a child I have grown up at different places and not just one. I owe this pleasure to the transferable nature of my parents jobs.
Living in different metropolitan cities helped me grow as a person when I came across different situations in my very young days. The experiences, different situations and interaction with different people of myriad cultures made me understand and shape my approach towards life and the living.
What's the story behind your latest book?
While growing up I have come across a lot of life changing events from which I have taken lessons. The stories which I have versed in the poetry book are those of real life people whom I have come across while either interacting with people from different backgrounds, cultures and castes during my involvement with social organizations or from my own life experiences. It is noteworthy to mention here that each of these stories are very unique in its own way and shows the reality that we ignore brazenly.
Who are your favorite authors?
Well that's a real tough question to answer with too many options to choose from. However my favorite authors are- Charles Dickens, R.L. Stevenson, William Shakespeare, Enid Blyton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Victor Hugo, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray, Dan Brown, C.S.Lewis, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Amish Tripathi, Paulo Coelho, J.K.Rowling, Rudyard Kipling, Christopher Paolini, R.L. Stine, John Grisham and many more. I firmly believe that you really can't choose your favorite author as each of them have their own unique way of connecting with people and touching their lives.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The very fact that the readers are the new curators are enough to motivate any serious writer to turn himself into an indie author these days. However there are advantages of being an independent author one of which is that you can fix your own gambles and strategically create a smoother turf for the rolling of dice. In simpler words you lose control over your work after signing a contract but people like me who prefer to keep total creative control over content and design would always take their first step as an indie author. Better even is the fact that we don't need to get chosen instead we choose ourselves. What is the use of waiting for permissions if it is readers that decide who does well in the market? Besides all these, it takes lesser time to launch in the markets and the royalties earned are much higher. However with all these pros which motivated me to become an indie author there are also cons which I choose to overlook being indifferently optimistic by nature.
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I read Medical Journals, Astronomical blogs and short mystery/thrillers.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A new day with new challenges, new hopes, new achievements and ofcourse my mother's wake up call with a motivational message at the end to fire me up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Normally when I am not writing I am working on my university. Completing my academical need goes hand in hand with my professional temperament.
Describe your desk
My desk varies according to my moods and my book characters. For example if my character is of a shady nature then I generally prefer to dim my lights and start writing under the table lamp on my desk. Sometimes I may make the flower bed my desk, sometimes the graveyard, sometimes the river bank and most of the times my bed where I get the best ideas for my book. Actually I carry a bag which contains a notepad, some pens and few books for reference and ofcourse a digital media for writing. This makes things simpler as wherever I find ideas flowing I create my workspace. For some this maybe a discredit but I consider this as a credit in my case.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not entirely but I remember fragments of the story that I had written in my third grade at school for which I had won the first place for creative writing .
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
With a very specific search string on my search engine or visiting an online reading site and glancing through the blurbs or book description of authors writing in the genre of my interest at that moment of time.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As a new indie writer I am hopeful that Smashwords will be of great help building towards my success.
Published 2015-08-16.
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Books by This Author

Solemn Tales of Human Hearts
Price: $3.67 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
'Solemn Tales of Human Hearts' is a book of short stories containing ten gripping tales which shall question and present readers with situations at each turn of the page. It unfolds the plot in the most unexpected ways keeping them awake all night long. Everytime the readers think they have the answers; the question shall change until they wish for the solutions to be presented to them.
Versed with Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This book contains a collection of twenty poems dealing with the essence of life. The poems in this book depict the lessons life demonstrates in front of our eyes but which we either fail to perceive or choose to ignore.