Interview with Gaurav Goel

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in northern India among people with various faiths. I still remember the love among different communities I saw in my childhood. People used to meet and greet one another irrespective of difference in caste and creed. Perhaps that was the foundation of spirituality as seed in my subconscious mind.
When did you first start writing?
As far as I remember, I wrote first time when I was in 6th grade. That was a short story for children that was published in weekly column (बच्चों का कोना) in a Hindi newspaper (अमर उजाला ). After that I participated in poetic meets. At that time my poems were a mix of common child interests as well as progressive society.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I believe that I did not write this book but was a divine flow through me. My thinking (limited) may have introduced errors that I am not aware even now.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I express myself the way I want to express that does not fade away with time.
What do your fans mean to you?
Co-passengers in the journey of life
Who are your favorite authors?
Spiritual authors that relate to common day-to-day life
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Search engines and online forums
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a story that I wrote when I was in 6th grade. Though I do not remember the actual content it was a short story with a message 'moral of the story' published in kids' corner in Hindi Daily (अमर उजाला).
What is your writing process?
Life many other things in my life it is very erratic. Mostly at leisure. When I find time I write.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Laptop. I do not have any other device yet :D
Published 2013-09-01.
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Books by This Author

मंथन (Manthan - The Churning)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: Hindi. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
मंथन खुद को जानने का एक प्रयास है| मंथन कभी तो अंतर्मन की यात्रा है और कभी एक आतंरिक संघर्ष जिससे हर इंसान जूझ रहा है| मंथन आध्यात्मिकता के विभिन्न पहलुओं को छूने का और उनसे गुजरने का अनुभव है| मंथन चिंतन-मनन की प्रक्रिया है| विकल्पों में ही सम्भावना छुपी है| हर संभावना में अंतिम गंतव्य की भी संभावना है| मंथन शाश्वत सत्य में बह जाने की कहानी है| मंथन एक कविता है| मंथन एक खेल है|