Interview with D Paudel
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Pokhara, Nepal. A beautiful place to roam and ponder over. The place with hills, rivers and lake. In fact I started writing when I left my hometown and started living in various parts of Nepal for higher education and work.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing during my undergraduate course.I was introvert(though people know me will disagree with the word) then. I used to write what I feel in the form of poetry. I wrote about everything little or big. It helped me understand myself better and the surroundings. Later in postgraduate period I was engaged in academic writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently working on textbook for the field of psychiatry. There are lots of books out there. It is gonna be another piece in the sea but I felt the dearth of something which I want to fill. It wont be one time writing and It will go on various revisions.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had manuscript and I was good with softwares. The first book I published with Smashwords was the conversion of my physical manuscript to electronic one. I liked it. It helped me to relax from my study and work. I can always learn and know new things. Maybe having Smashwords is what motivated me to become an independent author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As I stated earlier, It provided me the platform where I can publish my work. It helped me boost my creativity and have inspired me to write more. Whenever I get time I am starting to jot down something and Smashwords have lots of materials from template to teaching about writing and preparing the draft.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Catharsis. But with time the joy of writing also changes.
What do your fans mean to you?
An inspiration to write more.
What are you working on next?
A textbook. I might publish it as a series. And few academic writings.
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, et al.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To help people is a greatest mirth. Being a doctor I assume that I could help somebody today. The inspiration which take me out of bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
It is actually in reverse order. I work full time in hospital. When I am not working and have time to spare I write.
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Books by This Author
The Lost Years
by D Paudel
This book is a collection of my poems written during the period of 2004 t0 2008 A.D. Additionally it contains a story of Oswal with three chapters I wrote back then. Hope you will enjoy reading it.