Interview with Utkarsh Saraswat

Tell us about yourself.
Okay. I am a pharmacy student who started writing as a part of my hobbies. I also try my hand at penning songs which I have quite a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well as am a student at present, there are always some practicals or assignments to be done but yes if I am actually free, I have a huge affinity to music. At times I spend hours just listening to random songs. Other than that I also like reading novels and plays.

P.S- I was one of those few people in class who actually enjoyed Shakespeare's works.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think the best part about writing is that it serves as a medium of expressing myself. However, that moment when you receive complements for your work is actually what ever author/poet writes for.
What are you working on next?
As of now am still writing poems whenever I get time and try challenging myself by attempting various themes, but I would love to write a full 300 page novel if I can get that amount of time.
Who are your favorite authors?
Well John Green is definitely one of those authors I would not think twice before reaching out for his works. His first book that I read was "Fault In Our Stars" and I was like blown away.
Next I would say Gayle Forman and Stephanie Meyer are awesome too. Also recently I have been reading Durjoy Datta's works and I think he is a great author as well.
Do you remember the first poem you wrote?
Well poetry wasn't the first priority initially. I used to see myself as an aspiring writer back in high school days and I even have some songs of my own. So it was during a mathematics class in the 11th grade that a really cool tune came to my mind and I thought I would definitely write a song on it, but just like many other times when I reached my room I forgot what that tune was and ended up writing my first ever poem.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a particular process that I follow. Its varies with time. However there is one thing that stays pretty much the same in my writing and that is the way I think. For example I got this amazing idea and now when I start to write I first try to sketch out my thoughts and write them in a paragraph and then start writing like am elaborating the same paragraph while rhyming the alternate lines. But then it may be different at times.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I don't know if it can be called quite a story but yes there were things that happened to make this book come to life. I remember when I started writing these poems, I did not even know why I was writing them. It was more of a hobby and then I met this guy called Ralph via Facebook and he told me that he writes songs. I showed him some of the songs I wrote and he seemed to be genuinely impressed and advised me to start my Facebook page. It was this page where my dad came to know about my talent and he, being an indie author himself, adviced me to publish this book. It was for him that I started working on it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well am definitely not the philosophical guy as some people see me. So basically I don't know if there's anything that inspires me to get outta my bed. Its more of a routine.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well as this is my first book, I don't really think I will have "FANS". But yes I do have a few people who like my stuff and look forward to my works and I honestly like it when they give me suggestions based on my works.
How can people contact you if they want?
Not being much of a social person I only have a very few social accounts listed below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.saraswat.505
Gmail : saraswatutkarsh3@gmail.com
Published 2017-08-21.
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