Budding writers need to be patient
Novelist Sudeep Nagarkar says that he likes to interact with readers face-to-face instead of connecting with them on social media.
Visakhapatnam: Novelist Sudeep Nagarkar says that he likes to interact with readers face-to-face instead of connecting with them on social media. In an exclusive interview with The Hans India, the writer says that budding writers need to be patient because passion without hard work cannot take them to places.
Sudeep Nagarkar, who was in the city to launch his 11th book 'The Secrets We Keep', stated that Visakhapatnam was close to his heart because of the encouragement art receives in the city. He feels that keeping deadlines makes a passionate writer a dedicated one as well.
Though he agrees that reading helps one improve their communication skills, he firmly believes that writers should go along with the flow naturally instead of borrowing 'ornamental' terms which would often confuse the readers.
An MBA and B. Tech graduate from Mumbai, Sudeep felt that it might be because of his experience with deadlines during college days that he was able to bring out 11 novels in eight years. Speaking about the acceptance of Indian writers, he said that the mindset of readers changed over the years.
"The trend is quite obvious when Indian authors make it to the best sellers list. If a writer can bring out a book, which one could relate to and connect well, he or she can easily be accepted by the readers," he says.
'It started with a friend request', 'You are trending in my dreams', 'She swiped right into my heart' all these titles compiled by Sudeep deal with the craze among youth for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tinder. When asked about PUBG or Tik Tok aspect in his upcoming novels the writer chuckled.
Talking about the genres of romance, love stories and youth in his novels, he said, "People I come across and their stories along with life's experiences inspire me to weave tales. I do not generally think of any genre before writing, it is the readers who decide it once they read it. That is one of the reasons why I don't stick to a particular genre."
He added that he doesn't consider it a competition with other famous novelists. "Every writer has a unique style and way of packaging a story to the readers. So, I feel that I must compete with myself and work on bringing out a better masterpiece than the previous one. If a writer feels satisfied with his work, he can never bring out another book."
Apart from connecting the readers with a good subject, Sudeep feels that his works should deliver a message. He says that he would certainly come up with a novel about South Indians once he gets the perfect storyline.