Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Promotion and Authors' interaction organised by Story Mirror- covered by Janaki Nagaraj

In conversation- Bibhu Datta, Manisha Bhatia and Neelab Pratap Singh
Story Mirror organized a Book Promotion cum Authors' interaction event at Title Waves, Bandra, Mumbai on the 26th on November.

Manisha Bhatia, the author of the book "When my Father Cried" and Neelab Pratap Singh, the author of the book "The Resurrection of Evil" were in the spotlight. The audience got an opportunity to interact with these upcoming and bright authors.

Bibhu Datta Rout, the author of the best selling book - Wheels of Wish, who is also the CEO and co-founder of Story Mirror along with renowned Hindi Author Suraj Prakash also graced and moderated this event.

All these writers shared  with the audience their journey of  novel- writing gave them and tips and suggestions on how to go about it.

Manisha said, "A well known author had told me that the only way to finish writing a novel is to be disciplined about it." So Manisha quit her job and for six months she was at home, writing her novel diligently, locked up in her room much to the chagrin of her parents. She was sure of how her characters were going to be and she just went with the flow of writing until she felt bereft of words. She also shared that many of her friends and acquaintances advised her to change the title of her book, which according to them was a bit unusual. But she went ahead with what she believed in and today her book is well received. She is getting very good reviews for her novel.

Neelab Pratap Singh, an engineer by profession, stressed on the importance of research. It was while reading something online that he got an idea of writing the novel and it was his extensive research that brought authenticity to his story. He also agreed with Manisha that it was only through disciplined writing that anyone can complete writing a story/book. He said he was an ardent fan of Bollywood movies and he wanted to write an entertaining and thrilling story. And he seems to have done a job out of it.

It was a great event with some interesting interactions and good insights being shared, both about writing and publishing.

The books, 'When my Father Cried' and 'The Resurrection of Evil' on display

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