Interview with Urbi Roychowdhury

When did you first start writing?
When I was in reception and learned to write, each of us were given a notebook which we filled with our own writing and drawing. I liked making up stories and writing it down then, even though most of my stories didn't make sense. My love for writing grew more and more later on.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I first read about the Syrian crisis in the news a long time before and started thinking about it and felt greatly disturbed about it. When I was given a school assignment to write about an 'unusual Christmas', last year, I thought of expressing my thoughts about the matter. My English teacher liked my story and asked me to publish it online. My story is mainly written on facts I got from the news so all of it might not be very accurate.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is the way through which I feel like I can express my feelings and experience. Writing can make things possible and give you an unusual kind of happiness that only a writer can feel.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't have any specific favorite author, but among my favorites are Roald Dahl, Rick Riordan and J.K. Rowling.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I like to listen to songs, read and draw. I also like to play table tennis, and badminton.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover make the first impressions so I try to make the cover a reflection of my story, telling the reader exactly what type of story it is. After I have a rough sketch of the story in my mind, I start off by searching for related pictures which I plan to display on my cover, on the internet. Finally, I put them all together with a nice background and place in the name of the story and author.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't really have any five favorite books as I like all the books I read. But among all these books, I really like all the books of Roald Dahl, the 'Harry Potter' series by J.K. Rowling, 'Coraline' by Neil Gaiman, 'Charlotte's Web' by E. B. White and 'The boy in the stripped pajamas' by John Boyne.
What do you read for pleasure?
I generally like to read fiction. I have no other specific genre such as adventure or mystery. I like all kinds of fiction books which have good stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I generally find it more convenient to read on a tab and so generally prefer e-reading on it.
What is your writing process?
Once I have an of a story in my mind, I frame a very basic plot. Later on, as I am writing, I fill in the details as I go along. It often happens that the plot I thought of at the start changes entirely into something else.
Published 2017-10-07.
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Books by This Author

Paradise Lost
Price: Free! Words: 26,890. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Urban
Everything was perfect. Sophie believed that her trip to Egypt would be as close to Paradise as possible and that it would impress all her friends and teachers. But things suddenly change when their rental car breaks down.