Eshan's Special Interview Series: Amisha Sethi, Author




Q1. Please tell us something about yourself?
I am an Author, working as a global head of marketing at an AI firm, and also a soul fitness trainer.  I am an Executive Scholar in Marketing and Sales from Kellogg School of Management, MBA in Marketing and a science graduate. But the most significant thing about me is that I live by the day and would love to live by the moments working on my inner beauty and niceness and get liberated sooner than later :-)!!!

Q2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Well, I don’t think I can write something that I don’t feel from inside. I am honest with my thoughts and writings. Hence sometimes pouring them in a polished or organized form is challenging. 

Q3. How long have you been writing?
It is been more than three years now. And the voyage is nothing less than breath taking.

Q4. How long does it take you to write a book?
It took me approx a year to finish the book

Q5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Well, my subtle sense of humor while talking the most serious of situations and life philosophies without losing the context and the deeper meanings of it.

Q6. How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book?What inspired you to write your first book?

Well, my first piece of published work is my debut book “It doesn’t hurt to be nice”, I started to write it in the year 2013.
At the same time, I was doing my own research in ancient scriptures including Upanishads. My own moment of glory self-inquiry inspired me to write my first book. The book has a strong purpose,  the purpose is to spread love, niceness, and kindness around hopefully leave the reader with an aura which is truly positive.

Q9. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Well to understand the deeper nuances of life and look beyond just living a patterned, conditioned life but have a purpose which is to be a good soul with each passing day, love unconditionally and ultimately seek liberation.
Q10. What’s something you are really good at that few people to know about?
I am a free spirited spontaneous dancer who can never follow a particular form or technique though fully trained in most of the dance forms.

Q11. Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?

Amazon Author Page:  

Q12. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Finding a good publisher who understands your purpose of writing the book and I am extremely happy that I found one.

Q13. What do you think is the future of reading/writing?
Future is fearless writing without conforming to society and its rules.

Q14. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
I would have probably spend a lot of time and effort on my writing skills including grammar, vocabulary, and expressions.

Q15. Let me now ask something about myself, how was the interview?? Some thing you want to say about me?
Well, the interview was fantastic and I enjoyed every bit of this interaction. I am really proud of you for your achievements Ehsan and loved the way you are so free spirited and cute at the same time.

Q16. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Working, Fitness workshops, trekking, listening to music or just talk to all the special ones in my life.

Q17.  If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Expressions and anecdotal examples of Yoga Vashishta are simply mind blowing. I wish he was my mentor!

Q18. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am working on a book that deals with the beautiful nuances of love and its profoundness.

Q19. What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after becoming a writer?
Well, the love received is unlimited from the readers, however when someone writes to you saying that truly the book made his/her day, the feeling is amazingly beautiful and pleasantly surprising!!

Q20. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

Q21.  Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
Be spontaneous and do feel while you write. Also, if at all your writing can influence someone positively then that might be a brighter goal than just sell through numbers.

Q22. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I will not ask you to love every moment or live in a particular way, but do spend few moments enquiring about yourself and probably one day you will fall in love with "Yourself"... :-)!!!