Eshan Sharma’s Special Interview Series
Author's Name: Nitin Srivastava
Books: The God Factor For Success And Contentment & I Am Not Nitin
Publisher: Educreation publishing
Favourite AUTHOR: Osho
Favourite book: Anand Ganga
A1. I am an engineering and presently working as an Asst. Professor (Mechanical Engineering) at Feroze Gandhi Institute Of Engineering And Technology. As an author, I have written four books so far. All of them are spiritually inspired and thought-provoking. I believe that spiritualism is the main source of knowledge and inspiration.
Q2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
A2. My writing style is to target writing in simple language so that majority of people can understand it. Therefore, choosing simple words to express your content and emotions is sometimes difficult. Also, the second challenge is to connect the content with small stories so that more people can understand the philosophical content.
Q3. How long have you been writing?
A3. I was always interested in writing, but, became a published writer in 2015.
Q4. How long does it take you to write a book?
A4. My books are short and It generally takes three to four months to write a book. But, it also depends upon the idea.
Q5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
A5. My writing quirk is intuition. I don't go with much literature, but, loves to write in a meditative state of mind.
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?
A6. Writing was my love from the very beginning but never thought of publishing a book. But, one day while taking a lecture I felt the need of writing some motivational stuff and then came my first book. So, the love towards my students leads me towards writing.
Q7. What inspired you to write your first book?
A7. It was the day I was taking a lecture. I saw some disappointment in the eyes of my students regarding some issues related to the management of the institution. I felt a need to motivate the young that day. It cause me to write my first book.
Q8. Please tell us something more about your upcoming book?
A8. I am writing a non-fiction again. It will discuss the slavery given by the society and how society makes you a slave. It will also make you understand your slavery and to become free from it.
Q10. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
A10. I don't believe in accomplishments, Eshan. For me, anything you do is just as simple as drinking tea from your cup. Every act of human is as ordinary as human itself.
Q11. What’s something you are really good at that few people know about?
A11. That’s a difficult question, but, yes I am good as a storyteller too.
Q12. Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?
A12. You can reach me via my email id - firstname.lastname@example.org or can visit authornitin.xyz or booksbynitins.blogspot.com
Q13. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
A13. I write by intuition or you can say an spiritual connection with the cosmos. So, for me, it is difficult to write every time. I have to wait for that spiritual connection and that's the difficult part.
Q14. What do you think is the future of reading/writing?
A14. Very bright. You know India is one of the most mad about reading destination of the world. Delhi is the city where people read the most. So, the future is really bright.
Q15. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
A15. Reading. I will read the most. The more you read, the better you can write.
Q16. Let me now ask something about myself, something you want to say about me?
A16. Eshan, you are really brilliant and I am surprised when I saw that a boy of your age has written a book 'The Teacher I Never Met'. That's great. Keep it up.
Q17. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
A17. I like to spend time with my family.
Q18. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
A18. I think Mahatma Gandhi. He is a man who can make you impress by his honesty. Even in his writings, you can see this honesty.
Q19. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
A19. It is a secret. Currently, I am working on two three books simultaneously and in one of my book,
I am feeling difficult to proceed further. Writing is a difficult task and sometimes you stuck. So, I am writing but not progressing as required.
Q20. What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after becoming a writer?
A20. The biggest surprise is the feeling of a celebrity. When I travelled Allahabad last time some people asked for a selfie with me and that was a surprise for me.
Q21. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
A21. Yes, I want to give a message to the youngsters and my message is to become an individual. Society especially a society like us interfere much in one’s life and it becomes difficult to maintain your individuality. But the existence has made all of us different and this is the most precious gift. So, get inspired by others but never follow anybody. Become your own guru.
Q22. Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
A22. Never copy and try to write following your heart.
Q23. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
A23. First of all thanks for reading. Every reader is important for me. So, anytime they want they can contact with me. They are very precious for me. Thanks a lot.