In Conversation with Anshoo Mittal

Anshoo Mittal

About Anshoo Mittal

“Anshoo Mittal, born on April 19, 1989, is an author from Mumbai, India, and is based in the vibrant city. Known for his captivating novel ‘Dark Whispers,’ Anshoo brings a unique blend of creativity and business acumen to his writing with a double post-graduate degree in Business Management. Alongside his writing career, he serves as a co-director in Parveen Industries, an oil company.
As a new author, Anshoo is making waves in the literary world with his compelling storytelling and engaging narratives. His passion for exploration has taken him on numerous adventures, fueling his inspiration for writing. Anshoo finds solace in travel and believes in immersing himself in different cultures and experiences to broaden his horizons.
Naturally curious, Anshoo’s life’s mantra is to always seek knowledge. He embraces every opportunity to learn and grow, constantly expanding his horizons. His insatiable curiosity drives him to explore diverse subjects, gaining insights that find their way into his thought-provoking storytelling.
Beyond his literary pursuits, Anshoo has a keen interest in space and the mysteries it holds. He finds inspiration in the vastness of the universe and the possibilities it presents. In his free time, Anshoo enjoys experimenting with different artistic mediums, having dabbled in canvas painting and creating unique designs on t-shirts.
Anshoo Mittal’s journey as an author is just beginning, and his future works promise to captivate readers and take them on thrilling literary adventures.

LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.

Anshoo: My book is a collection of original horror short stories, titled “The Dark Whispers” it will take the readers on a chilling journey through the realms of fear and darkness.

I wanted to try my hand in writing horror because of being an avid horror fan who has not only read horror stories starting from R.L Stine’s goosebumps, tales of the crypt, tales of the supernatural, etc. but also seen movies and being fascinated with the supernatural since i can remember.

I also have herd of ghost towns, like Bhangarh fort, lived in an supposedly haunted hotel in Yellowstone park.

I also have herd of tales of haunted roads and mirages that can be a danger to travelers.

So some of the inspiration came from the above scenarios.

I wont say that I haven’t had any supernatural experiences my self but I am not sure if that is what I would call them.

Writing this book has been tough but not too much as I have written before but not for publishing and certainly not in the current capacity.

It is true that inspiration can come from a lot of places as when you will read my book you will get to know the different and unique situations the characters find themselves in.

For example: I was once thinking about my journey to the sand dunes in Dubai and my good experience there from which I wrote the horror the Deep Descent.

For example: I once was traveling with my family somewhere and the route took us through a road which had dense forests on either side and abandoned houses were sprinkled here and there. From there I got the inspiration of the horror story called the old house.

LiFT: Why you chose this title?

Anshoo: “The Dark Whispers” captures a sense of mystery and intrigue, hinting at a story filled with secrets and hidden dangers.

The title creates a foreboding and captivating atmosphere that draws readers in.

The phrase “Dark Whispers” sparks curiosity and invites readers to delve into the unknown.

It suggests that there are untold secrets and unseen forces at play within the stories, compelling readers to uncover the truth behind the whispers.

LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer and what’s your inspiration behind it?

Anshoo: I wanted to try my hand in writing horror because of being an avid horror fan who has not only read horror stories starting from R.L Stine’s goosebumps, tales of the crypt, tales of the supernatural, etc.

But also seen movies and being fascinated with the supernatural since I can remember.

I also have herd of ghost towns, like Bhangarh fort, lived in an supposedly haunted hotel in Yellowstone park.

I also have herd of tales of haunted roads and mirages that can be a danger to travelers.

So some of the inspiration came from the above scenarios.

LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?

Anshoo: When I envision myself in the world of literature ten years down the line, I see a passionate and accomplished writer who has made significant strides in their literary journey.

Over the next decade, I am committed to honing my craft, expanding my literary horizons, and making a meaningful impact with my writing.

First and foremost, I strive to become a published author, with my books gracing the shelves of readers worldwide.

I envision myself having penned several novels that resonate with readers, whether it be through captivating stories, thought-provoking themes, or memorable characters.

These works will allow me to connect with readers on a deep and emotional level, leaving a lasting impression and fostering a sense of shared humanity.

In addition to my own writing, I aspire to contribute to the literary community as a mentor and advocate for aspiring writers. I envision sharing my knowledge and experiences, providing guidance and support to those who are just beginning their own literary journeys. Through workshops, speaking engagements, and online platforms, I hope to inspire and empower emerging writers, fostering a vibrant and inclusive literary ecosystem.

Moreover, I recognize the transformative power of literature and its ability to address important social issues. In the next ten years, I intend to tackle such topics within my writing, amplifying diverse voices and shedding light on underrepresented perspectives. By weaving meaningful narratives, I hope to contribute to a more inclusive literary landscape that reflects the richness and complexity of our world.

Lastly, embracing the advancements in technology, I aim to leverage digital platforms and social media to engage with readers and fellow writers. Building an online presence will allow me to connect with a global audience, sparking meaningful conversations and forging connections with like-minded individuals who share a love for literature.

While the path ahead may be filled with challenges and uncertainties, I am committed to perseverance, growth, and a lifelong dedication to the art of storytelling.

I am excited to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, knowing that every word written brings me closer to realizing my vision in the world of literature.

LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?

Anshoo: In the realm of books, the synergy between marketing and quality is paramount to the success of a literary work.

A well-crafted book deserves to be discovered by readers, and marketing plays a crucial role in making that happen.

Effective marketing strategies are vital for creating awareness and generating interest in a book.
By utilizing various channels and techniques, such as online advertising, social media campaigns, and collaborations, authors can reach a broader audience and capture their attention. Marketing helps to introduce the book’s premise, build anticipation, and communicate its unique value to potential readers.

However, marketing alone cannot sustain long-term success if the book lacks quality. Readers crave compelling narratives, relatable characters, and eloquent prose.

The quality of a book is the foundation that establishes a connection with readers and keeps them engaged.

A well-written, meticulously crafted book has the potential to captivate readers, elicit emotional responses, and leave a lasting impact.

Readers crave compelling narratives, relatable characters, and eloquent prose.

The quality of a book is the foundation that establishes a connection with readers and keeps them engaged.

It is crucial for authors and publishers to invest in both marketing and quality to maximize the potential success of a book.
By combining a strong marketing strategy with a well-crafted and engaging book, authors increase their chances of attracting readers, generating positive reviews, and building a dedicated fan base.

Ultimately, a balance between marketing efforts and the quality of the book contributes to the book’s overall success and its ability to connect with a wider readership.

LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?

Anshoo: Through my writings, I aspire to inspire, uplift, and provoke thought in my readers. I believe in the power of storytelling to ignite empathy, foster understanding, and illuminate the human experience.

My ultimate goal is to touch the hearts and minds of others, leaving a positive impact and contributing to a more compassionate and connected world.

I also want people to explore their surroundings, explore the world, The allure of adventure and exploration.

Another key message I strive to convey is the significance of personal growth and self-discovery.

Life is a journey of constant learning and transformation, and I want to inspire readers to embrace their own individual paths.

Through my stories, characters navigate challenges, confront their fears, and find the strength to evolve.

I hope to motivate readers to embark on their own journeys of self-reflection, growth, and empowerment.

Go have those amazing adventures you have dreamed or read of and seize the world with all your might, Remember, life is an adventure waiting to unfold, and you have the power to make it remarkable.

LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?

Anshoo: I am working as a co-director in Parveen Industries, an oil company.

I have experiment with different artistic mediums.

I have dabbled in canvas painting and creating unique designs on t-shirts.

I also like watching movies and being a father and a husband.

I used to be a console gamer but I don’t play now since I have other responsibilities. But I do watch a youtube channel where someone else is playing.

LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?

Anshoo: Being a father of a 1 year old boy getting writer’s block is a bit rare as my son is full of energy and now days since he has learnt to walk he has become a welcome source of distraction with his howling and what not.

But whenever i do face a writers’ block i take a break and shift my focus on to other things like: I may stare out of the window of my home, engage in extra activities with my son, listen to music or even look at inanimate objects to try and break through my writer’s block.

LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.

Anshoo: My next book is going to be non fiction book About India.

That is all I can say for now.

LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?

Anshoo: I am in no position to give advise to other writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills as of now.

I am also a binger and not a established writer.

I wouldn’t know where to begin.

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