Interview with Skylar Major

What motivated you to become an author?
Ever since I first learnt to read (around when I was two or three years old maybe) I used to read a lot of books. This reading mania extended over a very large variety of books and genres and continued well into my early teens, as a matter of fact I still retain my knack for literature even though I am almost in my late teens . I used to read anything and everything I could get my hands on (except school textbooks and newspapers).So one day the thought just popped into my head, what if I wrote a book by myself...and since then after lots of trials and errors finally here I am.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
At the beginning I just wanted to become famous. Later on I thought, 'to hell with fame, just earn me some money' but then as the months went by I became a little more mature and thought that why not write on things that nobody dares to write about, I knew it'd be really hard but then again,if there's one thing that my history notes ever taught me, then that is, "Great things never come from comfort zones".
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know whether I even have any fans out there or not but If there are any then they'll mean the world to me. It is only because of them that I am successful as an author today, without their support I might as well be writing gibberish.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
When I finished writing my first book, I didn't want to go to a traditional publisher for two reasons.
1) Because I didn't have the money.
2) Because I didn't have a degree.
So I started looking for ways to self publish and in that context both amazon and smashwords have really helped a lot.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that if I don't get out willingly then my mom's slipper can force me to do so. And any ways who'd want to lie in bed all day when one can go out and do crazy things with crazy people.
What is your vision as an author?
As an author I mostly prefer to pick themes and concepts that are taboo in the typically conservative society, not because I disrespect anyone but because I want everyone to realize that we have moved on into a new generation and therefore it is high time we learn to look at things from a more open-minded perspective. I respect everyone's views as an individual and therefore I expect that people respect my views too. I am strictly and principally against judging a person based on his or her actions or our own pre-conceived notions.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have plenty of hobbies. Music and Wasting time are my favorite ones, But my primary hobby other than writing is being crazy and doing crazy things with crazy people.
You seem to pretty close to your "Crazy group of friends". Would you like to give them a shout-out in here?
We're actually 11 different Individuals with the same uncanny knack for being Crazy in different ways. As for the shou-out I'll be giving it in alphabetical order and it goes.
1. Achintya
2. Ankurita
3. Debargha
4. Rajrupa
5. Ritu
6. Shruti
7. Shubham
8. Snigdha
9. Srijata
11. Vanshik
You see I didn't mention number 10 because alphabetically I'm number 10.
Published 2018-03-23.
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