In Conversation with Dr. Dwijisha Katkar

Dr. Dwijisha Katkar

About Dr. Dwijisha Katkar

A doctor with words buzzing in her mind, that she likes to weave and give a new life to.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: I’ve written 3 books of poems prior to this and this one is the fourth and closest to my heart. Its been tumultous and beautiful, being so utterly raw and vulnerable about my emotions. It consists of poetry that hopefully identitfies with everyone in some way or the other.

LiFT: Why you chose this title?

Dr. Dwijisha: I chose this title because it represents a part of the brain that deals with trauma and human emotions. I wantef to mix two things I love most. Science and poetry.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: I guess it happened by chance about 3 years ago. And my primary motivation has always been for people to feel less alone after reading my work. To make them feel like they belong and that they are understood.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: Hopefully as one of the big names who brings people comfort with her work.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: Its one of the most crucial things possible. To make a name for your book and yourself, both are equally important. Without marketing, nobody will hear about your book. And without quality, nobody will read your book.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: That life goes on, that its best to huild yourself up slowly, one day at a time. To let things go and to love yourself, in all the big and small moments.

LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?

Dr. Dwijisha: I’m a full time doctor, I sing, I perform at events and I religiously get anxious for no reason at all.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: I ride the wave out…thats the only process I have. Some days you need to just rest and not write.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: I’m working on a novel since a year now and have only gotten till chapter 5… it’s a romantic comedy… I think.

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

Dr. Dwijisha: Just write. Everyday. That’s the only way you will improve.

Click here to order Dr. Dwijisha Katkar’s Book – Amygdala

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