Today on Newbie Corner we have the talented poetess, Tanaya Nath Parashar.
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Welcome to Newbie Corner Tanaya.
Tell us a little about yourself. How did you begin writing?
I guess I was 13 when I heard my cousin reciting a poem that was a political satire written by him. I was so inspired that I tried my hand at writing poetry and since then I have never stopped writing. There has been just one change that now I am more inclined to writing short stories. But poems have always been my first love. I have a blog that can be found on http://www.factfiction.in/ and have self-published a book that is a collection of my poems. The e-book can be found at http://pothi.com/pothi/book/ebook-tanaya-nath-deep-watered-words-0 . I will be putting up the book for sale on online sites soon.
What is your favorite genre in writing?
I majorly write romance and realistic fiction, sometimes dark fictions, and erotica as well. I find writing a poem and short stories easy though I haven’t yet tried writing a novel.
Who inspires you most and to whom would you dedicate your creative growth?
It all started with my cousin, so I have got to give him the credit. Then my school buddies were always there. I had a constant support from my family, especially my grandfather. I have been married for three years now and my father in law still keeps asking me if I have written something new. But most of all I dedicate my creative growth to my husband. It was him who turned me into an Author from a writer. He has always been the first reader of my writings.
What kind of a writer are you? Do you plot the entire novel/story or make it up as you write.
I am a ‘go with the flow’ kind of writer. I think of a theme and an opening line. Then the rest of the story follows on itself. My fingers do all the thinking.
Do you have a favorite place to write or a scheduled time to write every day?
Not really. I write where and when I feel like. Sometimes it is past midnight as well or like 3 in the morning. I am crazy that ways. The idea hits me and I am on it right away.
Who are your favorite authors and what is the genre that you like reading most?
The list is long. I usually read anything printed in the form of a book. I am an addict when it comes to reading. I love reading Danielle Steele, Harold Robbins, Agatha Christie, Barbara Cartland, Irving Wallace, Jeffery Archer and some Hindi language writers as well like Premchand, Anita Desai, Rabindra Nath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, the list goes on and on and on.
Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
I see myself with you again, giving interviews, but not in a newbie corner.
Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
I can’t touch comedy or political satire. I don’t have that flair in me to write any of them. I tried many times but in vain. Otherwise being a true writer, there is no topic I would want to leave untouched.
How much important do you think marketing is for the success of a book?
Immensely. Today’s market is all about marketing. Be it a commodity, a service or a book, their success depends majorly on how well marketed they are.
What is the message that you want to convey to the readers through your writing?
Reading is a habit that not only entertains but also enlightens. Get in the habit of reading quality writings. I will not ask you to follow my blog or buy my book. But I would say at least take a look and then decide what you want to do with it. If you do like it, appreciate, because for a writer, appreciation from their readers is priceless and they inspire them for writing better.
Thank you Tanaya for coming on Newbie Corner. All the best for your future endeavors.
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