Talking while Walking Interview Series
Eshan Sharma in conversation with
Mr.Sameer Kumar, Author
He is great writer and a great human being.
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Hello Sameer Sir,
Thank you for giving me some time to ask you some questions.
1. Please tell us from where you belong? Please tell something about your childhood and career?
Based in the suburb of Bokaro Steel City, I did my schooling from a Christian missionary named The Pentecostal Assembly school. I was a studious student but I didn't like it that way. I wasn't creative at all. I couldn't sing, dance or even dramatize. This really hurt me as a child. To find something that I could relate to myself was a tough challenge.
Things changed when I was asked to write a poem. I am certainly a writer by chance. I write not because it's a passion for me. At times when I feel desolated, I make a world of my own and try to live it. The poem that I talked about was based on the moon. I would love to iterate a few lines of it.This is how I came here
To crush the future glory, But who had known I would love here, To suit the lover jolly. I got a huge appreciation for the first poem in my life. That shaped my confidence in the field of literature.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Was it your dream?
Never I considered it a dream to be a writer. Writing has always been an escape for me. It's more emotional than psychological. Life can be harsh at times and u have to stand and keep moving on. Writing for me is my motivation to keep moving on. It helps me make a world of my own and live it. That way I m secluded from the world.
3. How much time did you take for writing books? Are you regular?
My first book cost me 9 years because I was never sure it could reach a population. I wrote to satisfy myself. Then once, in the dust, I found my old writings. They shook me. I loved them and since I have never stopped. I never got good marks in school. So I never felt confident but now I do. No I am not regular. But yes I do observe around every moment for a story.
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Well, Quirk has a dual meaning. I don't know which u point but would answer both. If u r asking about the loophole in my writing, the only answer I have is there is always scope for improvement and I accept every criticism that comes to me. If ur quirk means way out or kinky, I would say it to be the acceptance in me that my writing may lack many ornaments and my willingness to improve every single forthcoming word.
5. What inspired you to write your first book?
Being a child, my parents were strict towards study. I was allowed to watch TV while eating and the food had to completed . So most of my cartoons were left incomplete. I kept wondering about the climax of those and then had a vague idea to write something of my own. That way I escaped my parents and had the same extent of fun.
There are may great writers but I can't choose any. I have never read a book. Even English was never my hobby subject because of the poor marks I scored. I was into writing as it liberated me. Once a friend of mine gave me a small pocket book on Frankenstein. I read it's few pages way back in std. 8.
7. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Titles of my current under construction are tricky. I am working on 3 genres right now and have still not finalized the titles. I feel titles shd be decided once the art is complete. Sometimes titles guide the story and many times misguides. Since I live my stories before writing them, it becomes inappropriate for me to compound the titles beforehand.
8. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?.
Never read any. It's very important that u read to be a good writer but I am a writer by chance. I was never going to be a writer. But now since I am, I do feel the need but lack time. Nonetheless, my friends help me improve my work. They are my pillars.
9. Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I always believe this that writing is in moments. You cannot write anytime and everytime but you have to observe every second. There are 1000s around us with their story unspoken. I observe them and when a story strikes me I record it that very moment.
10. From where you get the idea for writing books?
The idea of writing book is always local to authors. No one can write along a topic that doesn't strike or disturb them. My motivation for writing at first was my escape and now is the pen of God.
I believe God is the best writer. he has marveled every detail about every stone, leave, insect. All we need is observation.
Thanks Sameer for giving your interview to Writer’s destination!