Interview with Arthi S Rabikrisson

Published 2017-01-29.
When did you first start writing?
Well, this is my first published book. But my love for writing began in primary school. I had a vivid imagination and used to love essay writing. My mum and dad fuelled that creativity by ensuring I had enough reading material on hand with which to generate my own stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many but my long favoured is Tolkien, in his ability to create magical worlds through his words.Someday, when I write a fictional work, I hope to be as vivid he was.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small coastal town. When I was growing up it had such a community feel, but over time people became more independent and closed off. Times change as do circumstances. It made me realise that people go though various events in their lives which shape their behaviour. They can be willing and open to talk but only if you approach them sensibly. Which is why I chose the casual style of writing for this book, to be more conversational than dictatorial.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It grew out of a personal trauma and I thought, people go through momentous life altering events all the time, wouldn't it be great if there was a concise pick-me-up in the form of a book? That's what this series aims to be, an opportunity to reflect and move forward given personal time constraints. Nonetheless, I am an advocate of coaching so this book and others to come are not substitutes for coaching sessions.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The power of words and the impact it can have on people, emotionally and physically. The famous adage 'the pen is mightier than the sword' rings true for me. To enable and assist others through words gives me personal fulfillment.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Its quick, simple and it's easier to reach a global audience with assistance from wonderful distribution platforms such as Smashwords. It's vital in this digital age.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
A dearth of assistance to get your book out there in the easiest way possible. I look forward to tasting success through Smashwords.
Describe your desk
Organised and clean!
What are you working on next?
The next title in my series, of course! Watch this space.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life is a wondrous experience that each new day brings. Some are good, others neutral and others still, exceptionally trying. The wonder is in what I learn about myself and the world as a result of each day, and what i choose to do with it going forward.
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Books by This Author

The Pocket Coach Series - So You've Been Fired
Series: The Pocket Coach. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Fiction » Inspirational
This book aims to enable you to work through the difficulty of a traumatic event of being fired from the workplace. It is a concise way for you to take control back, by facing the challenge and opportunity this event presents, head on. The book is structured with space for you to reflect and think, react and become emotional, engage and discover. Find your inspiration (prerna). All the best!