Eshan's Special Interview Series: Shweta Shah

Eshan's Special Interview Series: Shweta Shah, Author


Name: Shweta Shah

Books: ‘I wear the Smile you gave’

Publisher: Blue Rose Publisher

Favorite AUTHOR: Preeti Shenoy, Anuja Chauhan, Amitav Ghosh, Ashwin Sanghi, Jean Sasson, Nicolas Sparks and John Green.

Favorite book: The Fault in our Stars

Awards, if any: NBHA(National Book Honors Award) Medalist and Best Debut Fiction by Literary Oscars

Q1. Please tell us something about yourself?
I am Shweta Shah. Author of the romantic fiction book entitled, ‘I wear the smile you gave’. Having an experience of 8 years in IT, I am also a German Language Specialist. Currently, I look after my family business. My hobbies are traveling, reading, writing and playing tennis.

Q2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The most difficult part for me was the start of the story. I had already planned the characters and the storyline but a suitable start of the story was quite a challenge.

Q3. How long have you been writing?
Right since my childhood I used to write poems and short stories. It was always in my bucket list to be a published author.

Q4. How long does it take you to write a book?
The first draft took 20 days and editing took longer. So roughly around a month and a half was the time that I took to write this book.

Q5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Well, never thought of it in depth.

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?
Right since my childhood I used to write poems and short stories. It was always on my bucket list to be a published author.

Q7. What inspired you to write your first book?
It was always on my bucket list to be a published author.  The lives of people around me inspired me to write this book. I wanted to showcase to the world that despite life’s adversities, one has to stay strong and face life’s challenges with a broad smile.

Q8. Please tell us something more about your upcoming book?
Currently, there are two books in the pipeline. One of which; would soon be published and would be available to the readers.

Q9. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Yet to reach there. 

Q10. What’s something you are really good at that few people know about?
Dancing, Cooking and Craft. I am a bit artistic.

Q11. Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?
My page: Shweta Shah -#
Website: www.authorshwetashah.com
Instagram: myvoraciousreaders
Or you can mail me at myvoraciousreaders@gmail.com

Q12. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
The most difficult part for me was the start of the story. I had already planned the characters and the storyline but a suitable start of the story was quite a challenge.

Q13. What do you think is the future of reading/writing?
Well, lots of potentials as now there is more of inclination towards reading and writing.

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 read more and more books. But most importantly, I would believe in myself and not care who will say what.

Q15. Let me now ask something about myself, something you want to say about me?
You are one of the finest people I have come across. The knowledge that you have and the way you have penned it down in your book is highly commendable. People your age are more stressed about exams but you have not only managed your academics but also come up with an amazing book. This is highly impressive. Keep the good work on! 

Q16. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
When I am not writing, I am either reading, trying my hands on different delicacies,  managing by business or playing tennis.

Q17.  If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Preeti Shenoy would be my choice.

Q18. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Well, I am yet to shortlist one.

Q19. What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after becoming a writer?
I am yet to experience it.

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

Q21.  Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
The thumb rule of writing is never compared and copy any other author. Every person has a unique way of expressing things and writing. It is a talent. Thus one has to believe in oneself and be confident. But most importantly, never give up!

Q22. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for your love and support. Do keep reading. Love Y'all.

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