Monday, December 4, 2017

Newbie Corner: Author Interview with Sai Daksh Shetty

Today on 'Newbie Corner', we have a smart and talented young author who has decided to become the CEO of Google once he grows up because according to him nothing is impossible. He is just 13 and has already published a full-length mystery-adventure book for kids!

I am happy to say, I am proud to introduce Sai Daksh Shetty to you all.

Come, let us know more about him...

Hi Sai Daksh, welcome to Newbie Corner.

If you wish to contact him, find him on FACEBOOK: Daksh the Champion 
Or contact his mother KAVITA RAJESH

Tell us a little about yourself. How did you begin writing?

I am Sai Daksh Shetty. I am currently in Grade 8 and very soon going to ninth. I am good in academics, love gaming on my PS4, play football well, I have a YouTube channel and also write. I started writing when I was in 1st Grade. I used to create small comic books with drawings and a storyline and share it with my friends. Later, I started writing short stories and when I was in Grade 7, I published my first book.

What is your favorite genre of writing?

My favorite genres of writing are Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller, and Mystery but I also include comedy in my stories. Lately, I have been experimenting with Horror.

Who inspires you most and to whom would you dedicate your creative growth?

Although it might seem rude, I do not have any inspiration or role model.

What kind of a writer are you? Do you plot the entire novel/story or make it up as you write?

I always go with the flow. I let the story make its own path which means that I make it up as I write. Mostly, I prepare the start and the end of the story first and then fill in the gaps in the middle later.

Do you have a favorite place to write or a scheduled time to write every day?

I have no favourite place to write but yes, I do have a scheduled time to write. I write from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Who are your favorite authors and what is the genre that you like reading most?

 I don’t know what genre it falls in but The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series is my favourite. Except that, I like to read thrillers, mysteries, fantasies, and comedies. My favourite authors are Jeff Kinney, Rick Riordan, and J.K Rowling.

Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

 Although I love writing, I have a bigger dream of working in Google or becoming its CEO! Except that, I want to be an established YouTuber and also a bestseller writer.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

The one subject which I would never even think of writing about is Romance. Maybe I am not at an age that I understand it.

How much important do you think marketing is to the success of a book?

I personally feel that a book sells only by good marketing in this time and age. There are so many books in the world and every day, some hundred books are published. People will only read your book if they are told about it. That is the purpose of marketing, to spread a word about your product.

What is the message that you want to convey to the readers through your writing?

I would just want to convey one message to the readers and that is; Keep imagining, nothing is impossible! 

Check out Sai's debut book here:


Life was all fun and play, with a few small adventures and mishaps, for Daksh, Arsh, Garv, Om, Swarit, Aditi, and Simran till... 

They are recruited by the Indian Detective Agency. 

They are summoned to the headquarters and given a mission - to recover a lost diamond. 

With all the plans and props in place, they set forth to hunt down the diamond. 

By chance, they stumble upon a conspiracy that is connected to the theft. 

Do they succeed in foiling the conspiracy? What happened to the lost diamond?

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  1. Loved the interview! Such a wisdom at this tender age! Kudos and make your parents proud!

  2. Lovely interview and this kid has a sense of maturity. My only bit of concern is he called his books "product" Well books are creations, just like a baby, but anyway he has miles to go from this age on. Also it is nice to see, young writers, parents are more supporting these days.

    1. Well, all creations are products in a way. And n this materialistic words, creations aquire value only when they become branded and become products!
      Thank you for reading, Datta Ghosh!

  3. He is a whizz kid and for sure knows how to speak his creative mind in a fearless manner. I am in awe at his imagination, discipline and filled with dream. Wish him the best to soar and shine. Thanks for sharing Preethi.

  4. This kid is Gem. Happy that I read this post. It makes me think 'what was I doing at his age?' 🤔🤔🤔