Today on Newbie Corner we have Diptendu Sekar Chakraborty who considers Stephen King as his biggest inspiration, yet debuted with a romance novel!
Welcome to Newbie Corner Diptendu!
Tell us a little about yourself. How did you begin writing?
Well to begin with, I am the only child of my parents. My Dad is serving in the Armed forces and my mother is a homemaker. I have traveled practically throughout my life through the various nooks and corner of India since I belonged to an Army background.
Writing as a habit was inculcated during my childhood. As a kid, I was an introvert and didn’t use to speak much. However, I used to maintain a dairy in which I always penned down my thoughts every single day as it happened. So writing as a habit began right from that point of my life.
What is your favorite genre in writing?
Although I have started my writing career with a romantic comedy genre (3 @ a time), but being a Stephen King fan for ages I love reading and writing mystery and thriller genre. In fact, currently I am working with thriller script to be made into a Marathi movie soon.
Who inspires you most and to whom would you dedicate your creative growth?
Stephen King was the only writer who right from my childhood inspired me to take up writing as a profession. I would like to dedicate my creative growth to Mr. Stephen King and his books because of which I was able to transform my thoughts.
What kind of a writer are you? Do you plot the entire novel/story or make it up as you write?
I usually frame up the entire story, the plot and divide it into sections post which I start developing it into chapters and proceed on the novel.
Do you have a favorite place to write or a scheduled time to write every day?
I usually prefer framing the storyline and the plot whenever I am alone and prefer a calm place like being at a beach. A calm place really helps in transformation of my thoughts into black and white.
As far as time is concerned, I prefer late nights to write my stories.
Who are your favorite authors and what is the genre that you like reading most?
Stephen King is my all-time favorite author. Amongst the current authors, I loved reading Nicholas Sparks. I love reading romantic comedies and thrillers.
Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
In the next 10 years, I wish to see myself in the shoes of such an author who resides in the heart of the readers and not in their minds because if one is in the mind it can eradicate easily but if your destination is in the heart of someone, you would be placed there forever.
Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
Well if given a choice to choose a topic that I would never like to write about as an author, it would be the “Political difference between India and Pakistan” because it’s a never ending topic of discussion and I believe being a citizen of India, if I am not able to help in the cause to solve it practically I don’t deserve the right to sit in a room and comment about the same.
How much important do you think marketing is for the success of a book?
Most of the authors believe that marketing for a book is extremely necessary. However, I believe that if your book has the required quality and essence, it will be automatically be sold in the market and no marketing and promotions are required for the same.
What is the message that you want to convey to the readers through your writing?
Through my books the only message I would like to convey is the entire world is full of so many issues which include political and personal issues. If I am able to bring a smile on people’s faces through my writings, my aim would be fulfilled.
About his book:
Falling in love is one of the most exquisite feelings that one can experience in their lifespan. But what if while searching for your true soul mate, you end up having that "exquisite feeling" for three people at the same time.
3 @ a time is the story of Deepankar and his tryst with trust, love, relationship, betrayal and humiliation with 3 girls at the same time along with maintaining his reputation as the wonder boy of his college.
Deepankar- Strong, laborious; with a never-say-die attitude while searching for true love ends up in a relation with three girls from his college...
Notorious yet dedicated for his deeds at college, Deepankar seeks love from his dream girl who turns out to be Homosexual!
And then destiny plays its game...
And the reason - GIRLFRIENDS...
But one should never back down and nor did Deepankar; Pooja stood by him in full support.
And In the End...
It does matter...
Will the search for his soul mate be completed after his rendezvous with all the 3 girls?
Will Deepankar restore his faith in others or will life throw curve balls at him?
Will he be able to maintain his reputation or will be hailed as a onetime wonder?
Reviews for “3 @ a Time”
A book for all the engineer and management students. Flirting, Love and Campus Life, narrated by the Author. The concept was not fresh but still one can read it, if they are interested in Campus Life.
~ Himani Gupta @ Review Station
I just loved the attitude of Deep towards life. Characters were described well.
~ Komal Priyani – Amazon.in Top 100 Reviewer
“3 @ a time” is ranked 3rd amongst the top 50 and top 100 bestsellers in a recent survey by an online magazine.
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That is all for now, folks. Do pick up his book.
Have a great day.