Sunday 3 September 2017

Questionnaire with author "Shalabh Bansal"

So,for this month featuring  author is "Shalabh Bansal"

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your profession and your hobbies!!

I am serving as a 1st Engg. Officer in Merchant Navy and the only two hobbies I have are photography and writing.

Questionnaire with author  "Shalabh Bansal" 

1.     How did you first get involved in with writing, are you an imaginative person?

Imagination is the sugar of life. My first writing head way back in my school days, the 1st published writing was the same set, published after 10 years.

2.     What do you find most challenging about your writing?

To portray a real image of a Sailor to the world.

3.     What do you do when you are not writing?

Everything else :)

4.     Where do you see yourself in the next 6 months, and 5 years down the road?

Sailing to some unexplored seas.

5.     How do you keep coming up with material/content for your story?

I try to focus on real life stories of Mariners, that's an untouched segment yet.

6.     Any specific tips you have for new writers who want to make it big in the world of published books?

Be honest while writing, don't just add words from the dictionary when you can't even pronounce them.

7.     What is the best thing a writer can give to his readers?

A frame for imagination

8.     A lot of people are interested in writing for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from writing? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?

These days publishers have made it a business. Leave aside marketing, they don't even pay the royalty timely. If you want to earn, choose them wisely.

9.     What motivates you most in life?

My girl, Tanishka

10. The majority of the readers tend to take sides due to religion and such other considerations.

No, I don't agree.

11.  What is the story behind the name of your book?

As I said, its based on a true story. Can't disclose the names:)

12.  What are your views on increasing plagiarism?

Times change, so does we. But thieves occur at all times. Can't be of much help.