Interview with Vishal Mehta

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The entire process - right from choosing a subject to express opinions, to choosing the structure and flow and completing the picture by appropriate choice of words.
What do your fans mean to you?
My definition of a fan is one who would choose to interact with me and my expressed writing regularly, and be truthful with their opinions and dialogue.
What are you working on next?
Hunting for a "fictional" topic to write about.
Who are your favorite authors?
Seth Godin is my current favorite. Many others have inspired me - difficult to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To learn or improve upon just one another thing and feel good about expressing it somehow - through my work or blog or social media.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I design user interfaces, play chess, and interact with people on social media.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Two sources - Google Search and Word-of-mouth
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, vividly.
What is your writing process?
I write first, with free-flowing thoughts. I never let the thoughts be interrupted by thinking about vocabulary and structure/format or even the audience. I only focus on the subject and what I wish to express on it. Later on, when I am in process of publishing, I tweak the elements - structure and vocabulary - based on my intended audience.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember specifically.
How do you approach cover design?
My style is abstraction. I don't like covers that are too obvious and single-dimensional.
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter
Published 2013-09-07.
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Books by This Author

Smoke, Mirror & Shadow
Price: Free! Words: 10,170. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This book contains 23 short chapters - each containing thought-provoking real-life scenarios, illusions, problems, opinions and biased views/suggestions on bettering your persona. This is not a step-by-step expert advice on how to achieve perfection in all pursuits.