Interview with Aakash Chaudhary

What do your fans mean to you?
A reason to keep writing stuff that people can enjoy. The more fans I have, the more effort I'll put in!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That I can write a story that engages readers emotionally and that can be enjoyed by readers from multiple different backgrounds for years to come, something that reading other books has taught me.
Who are your favorite authors?
J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, whose books I have never read but whose movie/TV adaptations I enjoy thoroughly! They've implicitly taught me a thing or two about story telling.
What are you working on next?
A crime fiction novel.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That there's always something to learn from out there and my only job is to look for it!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My job (making iOS/Android apps) takes up most of my time. The rest of the times, I hang out with my friends, watch movies, listen to music and spend time online.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either friends refer them to me or I simply head to ebook search engines like smashWords.com, iBooks store or Kindle store
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Placebo, please! is the first story I've ever written and its memories are still fresh!
What is your writing process?
I make it a point to write only when I feel like writing and read whatever I've written when I do not feel like writing. So, I write with full inspiration and then edit the parts that I did not like later. This way, I believe, lends me an unbiased consumer's point of view and helps me improve the quality of the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the first good book I've ever read as it opened my eyes to the power of books as a medium of communicating emotions.
How do you approach cover design?
Learning from the clean design principles usually advocated in mobile app development, I try to convey a single idea on the cover page that best sums the book up. In ebooks, the first thing that the reader will notice is the cover page and then the short description. Both should clearly convey the idea of the book, without hazing around.
Published 2015-01-02.
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Books by This Author

Placebo, Please!
Price: $1.01 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Placebo, Please! is an unusual story of a guy named Aditya, who gets too comfortable with his college life, only to find the shift to corporate work culture a bit too much to take. The story takes the reader through various debacles that Aditya and his friends encounter in their day-to-day lives and how they attempt to perk things up as individuals and as a team, while fighting all this snafu.