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Author Interview: Joyita Basak
Hi everyone. Welcome to another episode of "Author Interview"! Today, I have a lovely author who has debuted her romance novel! I want to share her thoughts and advice- so please join me in a warm welcome to Joyita!
J.E.: Is "I Still Love You" your first novel? How long did it take you to write and edit it?
J.B.: Yes, “I Still Love You” is my first novel, (which) took one month to complete... I have completed a rough manuscript for this one long back, but incorporating several facts along with suitable chapters took a little more time...
J.E. What/who inspired the two main characters, Armaan and Indu?
J.B.: I am not personally familiar with both the characters, but I have created (them) from my base. I have portrayed these protagonists with my sense of love.
J.E.: On the cover, it says, "The story 'I Still Love You' is a combination of romance, sarcasm, and a decent message." First of all, I love sarcasm- how did you incorporate this into the story? Secondly, are you able to tell us what this decent message is?
J.B.: I have incorporated sarcasm...to my story... It’s a story between two people who belong from completely different backgrounds. So, when their life comes closer, my story starts with this sarcasm.
Secondly, the decent message is love is something we feel, it absolutely depends on the mentality of a person. Consequences doesn’t always lead to a sad ending.
J.E.: What a lovely message! What was the most challenging aspects of writing "I Still Love You"?
J.B.: I have mentioned the female protagonist “Indu” in my novel, (In) “I Still Love You”, I had faced most of the challenges portraying her life. As she is a girl from under-privileged society, I had no idea to portray her work. So, I read lots of books or research on the subject and then I came to a conclusion how to define Indu.
J.E. Research is very important. Thanks for sharing. Now, what is your next project?
J.B.: I am publishing a series of short stories based on Kolkata’s golden charm, and I am writing few scripts for web-shows.
J.E.: Very exciting, and good luck! Tell us one thing about yourself that you enjoy doing other than writing!
J.B.: I enjoy painting so much, since childhood I have been attached to painting. While I get bored, I make my own art.
J.E.: Lovely. Any tips for aspiring writers?
J.B.: Write your heart out, try to pen down every thought you have, get inspiration from everywhere and live your life.
J.E.: That is incredible advice- it is even inspiring me (and I'm having the WORST case of writer's block right now). Thank you so much for joining me today. Below are links to places where you can find Joyita's debut novel, "I Still Love You"!
Joyita Basak is a final year student of B-Tech. She is the blogger behind itsmycopyright.com. She is currently working for Production Houses in Bollywood and Tollywood industries. Fashion designer, influencer and blogger, she has maintained to follow her passion in between her study curriculum. She has her own painting gallery online. Painting is one of her inspirations to stay elated. She has been working as content writer for various magazines, she contributes monthly articles for Art Observer Magazine. Associated with AKLF and ABSU, she maintains to follow her dreams gracefully.
Know more about Joyita Basak by visiting https://itsmycopyright.com. Links to her social media can be found below...
6/3/2020 10:09:15 am
Thabk you for publishing my interview.
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