Interview with Radhika Vijay

Published 2022-12-13.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't know, it just happened :)
How did you get inspired to start writing?
Well I started writing after my post graduation in 2020. It just happened, I really don't know how it began. I find joy in writing. It is my passion and best route for freedom of expression.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is the best hobby I have discovered. It grants joy, peace and satisfaction as it is best means of freedom of expression.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I have a great influence from my school English readers and teachers, I do remember a lot many stories, poems and articles from my school times, they were the best literature pieces I ever read, rest all followed..
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am a resident of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India and definitely my writing has a great influence, touch and scent of my hometown and cultural values.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favourite book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, second is Sherlock Holmes, third is Hansel and Gratel, fourth is Harry Potter, fifth is Beauty and Beast and the list goes on...
What do you read for pleasure?
Adventure tales, fantasy stories, Sinbad the Sailor, etc.
Who are your favorite authors?
I admire Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth, Mahadevi Verma, etc.
Describe your desk
Its pretty neat with essential favourite stationary like pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, notebooks with lined and plain papers and miscellaneous cute little clips and decorative stuff.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What is your writing process?
Nothing very fancy, I write when I am sure of something or some wonderful idea strikes. I don't want to spend much time in writing, I do it as a hobby, not even daily! But when I know what I have to write, it takes no time!
How do you approach cover design?
Oh that is again very quick, instant and click kind of thing. Again, I don't invest much time in this even, it should look good and convey the idea, that is it!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Nothing special, I simply post and update my social media and blog posts whenever I write something new.
Your opinion for your readers, fans and budding writers?
My readers and fans mean so much to me, thank you all! As far as budding writers are concerned, I would only tell them to believe in your views, your writing and the power of self publishing. If one has wonderful things to write, the world is out there to read :))
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is all about awareness and essence of health and nutrition which are very important for everyone and for myself too!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well, yes, surely they have contributed in my success, thanks!
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean so much, everything to me!
What are you working on next?
Will let know soon :))
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