To put it in a simple way, the mirror of your own self. Yes, I’m how you treat me. Basically, I’m an Engineering graduate, pursuing master’s in embedded systems, an author by passion and hoping to see me as a civil servant some day! I think that this much amount of information itself would speak much about me!
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Deekshitha: My book is all about the emotions which we basically deal with everyday people. It tells us the shadow behind every character we meet and how these shadows are counter-linked with their characters/behaviors. It also tells us that it’s easy to guage people but difficult to understand their sensibility.
Every character of the book resembles a bit of me. Then, just think how much I enjoyed working with this book. It was alike a self-talk with someone who is inside me.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Deekshitha: Because, I personally felt that this title itself resembles the story for some extent.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer/poet and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Deekshitha: I never thought that I wanted to be a writer. But, I loved writing since childhood. It was just a hobby.
In my free time, I was trying to jot down the stories which I would hear in my day-to-day life. And, it slowly turned out to be my inspiration in writing more and more.
Finally, that inspiration itself drove me to write a novel with my own story.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Deekshitha: Literature is something which has always driven me from inside. I don’t know where I would see me in future in the world of literature. But I’m sure that it will always be part of my life and I’ll try my level best to contribute atleast a small part to it.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Deekshitha: In Today’s world, we know how important “marketing” is! It’s important to learn the skills of marketing regardless of how much talent or knowledge we possess.
I would simply say that, any one who is well known with the strategies of marketing, he probably would turn out be one among the cash rich populations.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Deekshitha: You must know where you have to reach and then map out the route towards your destination. Understand, that you might be there on time or it may take some time to reach out there. But, be patient! Never lose your confidence of reaching there. Keep hoping and keep driving towards your destination.
That’s it, You are done!!
Off all your distractions and put up your gear towards your path.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Deekshitha: Currently, I’m doing my masters in embedded systems. I love to paint and draw. I’m also preparing for the civil service examinations and the preparation itself would wrap out the ample amount of time in my day.
I also love to do gardening. Infact, during the days of lockdown, it was my only way of relieving.
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
Deekshitha: Just shutting down the laptop and moving out of the desk. And, I don’t think so that there are any other genuine ways to deal with such issues.
And, there was a point when I tried to push myself further to write though I didn’t feel to write. Although, I did write something at that particular time, it was all substandard.
So, I don’t stress myself to write when my heart and brain doesn’t want to!
LiFT: What if your story will be adopted as a movie? Whom would you want to work as a director or actors in it?
Deekshitha: The question itself gives me a kind of”awe” feeling.
As a diplomatic answer, I would say that if someone has a dare to produce and direct a movie with myself acting as a lead role.
Won’t that be so cool?!
I honestly love to do so:)
Keeping it aside, Anushka Shetty is my favourite actress. But, I personally think that Samantha would fit the role.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Deekshitha: Not yet.
I’ve a clarity on what basis my next book should be. But, I haven’t worked on it till now as I’m hooked up with my master’s degree.
I need time to do a research on the subject and if I get an enough content on that subject, I will start with my next project and I would also be much excited to share it with you all!
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Deekshitha: Being myself as a budding writer, I could say that we are an amateurs and it takes some time to forge ourselves to reach the level of expertise. So, stay calm, learn everyday from every writer.
I would suggest to read more books. Because, reading different books from different authors and analysing there style of writing is the best and bestest way to improve your writing skill.