Eshan's Special Interview Series: Deep Shiva, Author

Writer’s Destination Interview
Eshan Sharma, Blogger and an Author
Mr. Deep Shiva, Author

Hello Sir,

Q1. Please tell us something about yourself?
Hi, I work with a leading media house in Delhi NCR
There’s nothing extra ordinary about me except that I am an avid reader and read anything which interests me including books.
I also hits the road often to satisfy an explorer within besides cooking food for my school teacher wife and daughter on weekends.

 Q2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Humor, it’s very difficult to create humor for your readers as the quality of humor depends on the individual’s perception and taste.

Q3. How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for four years now. You can call me a late bloomer, always had the penchant for writing but somehow was short of will to pursue as a hobby. 

Q4. How long does it take you to write a book?
The maiden book ‘Stirred but not Shaken’ took three years from conceptualization to production. The second one will be much faster of course when once I have tested the waters.

Q5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
When I face a writer’s block or if I am stuck in the story building, I take a break for few days. Any ways I write short paragraphs every day and build up on it the next day. Best ideas come when I am under the shower.

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?
I am an avid reader and a dreamer too, who build up stories in the mind. So one fine day I decided that why not pen the stories down and share it with the world.

Q7. What inspired you to write your first book?
Frankly, very bad fiction books and writing style of now a very famous young Author which I cannot name. I thought, I can write better than him at least and if that crap can sell than my book too can.

Q8. Please tell us something more about your upcoming book?
Mohit came to Delhi from a small town to make it big. He is quite sorted, with a comfortable place to stay, a well-paying job and a few friends and loved ones. Despite that, he is quite stirred by the way things happen in the city. When he bags a job in a multinational ad agency, he does not know that getting a job and keeping it are two very different ball games.
Natasha is stunningly beautiful and overly ambitious and their lives get entangled when she falls for him. But is this true love, or is there something more to it?
Parvathi helps him and guides him through the maze that the workplace is. A dusky beauty with a free spirit, she feels love is an overrated emotion and all men are the same.
When bosses and colleagues toss him around, it will take Mohit a lot more than just friends and love to stay Stirred But Not Shaken.

Q9. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Best accomplishment is yet to arrive...

Q10. What’s something you are really good at that few people know about?
I am good at judging people I feel, I have this intuition as a salesman and a marketer, whether the deal will go through or not. Of course my bosses don’t agree with my haunch J

Q11. Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?
You can reach me @ authordeepshiva on facebook and @deepshiva29 on twitter.

Q12. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Finding time to pursue writing.

Q13. What do you think is the future of reading/writing?
Ah! The future is bright, the literacy rate is increasing in the country and so does the English speaking population, especially in B & C towns. And reading is the nutrition for an evolved mind a dit doesn’t matter whether it’s off the paperback or digital mediums.

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?
By gone is by gone let’s not ponder over it J

Q15. Let me now ask something about myself,  Some thing you want to say about me?
Great going Eshan, you already are doing enough at your age.

Q16. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to travel and I do like to cook.

Q17. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? I have evolved reading a lot of authors but I particularly like story telling style of Fredrick Forsyth the most.

Q18. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Currently working on my second called ‘A love too deep’, a dark action packed story.

Q19. What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after becoming a writer?
No surprises really, surprises are yet to arrive I think.

Q20. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
Nothing, really.

Q21.  Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
Believe in yourself and keep going.

Q22. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
‘Stirred but not Shaken’, your weekend read has arrived folks. Available at Amazon and all leading book stores.
It was really a privilege interviewing you. Hope you enjoyed the interview. If you have any feedback please let me know. I hope I will get another chance of interviewing you in future.

Thank you!!