Today we have a very special guest in our special segment, Ms.Palak Tripathi.
Palak Tripathi was born on February 11, 2000 in Jalpaigidi, West Bengal. Famous among her family members as a shy girl and "The girl with hidden talents" , she calls books her best friends. She loves writing and reading, is a good speaker and loves singing. She loves writing articles and real life incidents. According to her family, she has been reading with understanding and interest from the age of 4 and writes from the age of 10. From class 3rd onwards, up to class 12th, in the time span of 10 years, she owns more than 50 certificates, various medals and shields and cups in diverse fields. She is a dreamer and thinker. She also finds peace in social service and vows to serve for many NGO's. She loves to listen to people and solve their problems. She is lovable among her cousins and friends. She wants to become a renowned writer and to, one day, win the Nobel in literature.
1.What inspired you to start writing?
Reading fascinates me. I was an avid reader from a very young age. So therefore, I read many books and never realized when I started to pen down my own stories.
2. How much research did you do before writing the book?
This book, “Colossal Fame” is my first book, so I did quite a lot of research, about the place where the plot is set up, and each and every minute detail that I thought should be given importance.
3. What motivated you to write the book?
I am not really sure. The idea just popped into my head when I was in 10th grade. Then, it was just some 5-6 lines. Suddenly after two years I thought to expand those lines, and then one fine day I got to know that my school friend Eshan has written a book. Well yes, he inspired me to write a book. I mean, I would have written a story, but the thought of publishing at this age never crossed my mind until I heard about Eshan.
4. Can you tell us more about your latest book? (You can describe in detail here about the book)
The key concept of the book is showing the complexities of relationships, the hardships that one face during a lifetime, and the emotions which come along. The book shows that everyone has a story of their own, and people cling on to hope and trust to survive in this materialistic world. Relationships mean a lot in one’s life, and it doesn’t matter how strong one acts to be, we always need friends or family to support ourselves in bad times, and celebrate with us in our good times.
The story revolves around a 15 year old girl, whose mother and brother go missing.
The book ends with a message that even after all the malevolence the people hold in the hearts, there is still some peace left in the world.
5. How did you come up with the idea of writing fiction genre book?
I am not into biographies. I stick to reading fiction and thus I wrote one too.
6. Who are your favorite authors?
JK Rowling for all her books and especially the Harry Potter series, and Markus Zusak for “The Book Thief”, a masterpiece.
I am a highly unpunctual and non- scheming person. I write when I feel like it. There are no routines.
8. What’s something you are really good at that few people know about?
I am good at singing. At least the people who have heard me singing think that I am. (*laughs*)
And I am also good at story-telling, orating basically. I am a good orator.
9. Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?
You can follow my facebook page “Palak Tripathi” to get all the updates. You can also mail me your suggestions or feedbacks on firstname.lastname@example.org .
10. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Not discontinuing. Going on and on and not stopping even when there were no ideas in my mind, was the hardest part of writing the book.
11. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Reading, sipping coffee, singing or sleeping. If you are in some café in Delhi and you see some extremely casually dressed girl in a corner, engrossed in a book and sipping coffee, there is a huge possibility that she could be me.
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
JK Rowling without doubt. She is a star, a magician. I wish I could be half as talented as she is.
13. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I have said pretty much everything that I want to say to my readers, in my book. So I am just quoting myself once again.
“When there is peace of mind, we find solace in all the little things and ignore the tiny discomforts that the world provides us.” So, try to attain peace of mind and stay away from things that darken your mood.
14. Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
One golden rule: Write your heart out. Your heart is like Doreamon’s pocket. You don’t realize how wonderful and amazing things it carries until you look inside!
15. Let me now ask something about myself, how was the interview?? Some thing you want to say about me?
It was fun answering, and I truly enjoyed it! Thanks a lot for giving me the opportunity to speak on your blog. You are a great writer and a greater friend. Stay the same!
Thank you Palak for your precious time. All the best!!