This blog used to be views on various things. But in all these years, I find it going a whole new direction.
Something which I have loved all the time. It's BOOKS!! So, presenting a whole new saga, of books and a little about them, whatever I can find, write, visualise and imagine...
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Author Interview : PC Balasubramanian, author of ‘Ready... Steady... Exit' (Part 2)
Read up, the Interview with PC Balasubramanian (Part 2). In
this section, he talks of the most fulfilling parts in the book, the
characters he felt most close to, his next book, and also his favourite
authors, and then a lot more. I really should let the interview flow, Folks...
What is the most fulfilling part, now that you have
written the first fiction?
The most fulfilling part
was that I could finally get into fiction writing.
Now, it is even more fulfilling as the book is
doing well, and I am getting rave reviews and feedback. Most readers seem to be
highly satisfied. Hence, am being accepted as a storyteller and that’s really
advice to writers that would like to be published today? How tough is it to be
Just write, be original and don’t worry about the prospects of getting
it published till you complete writing. Write about what you are comfortable
with and keep it simple. It is important that you fall in love with your own
work before others explore the same.
It is tough to get published by a reputed, established and dependable
traditional publisher and there are no two ways about it, yet it is doable.
Who was it
that told you that you could become the author, you are today?
No one really in fact,
many were surprised. I must say that my
and respect for Rajinikanth brought out the writer in me and as regards
fiction, my good friend and celebrity author Ravi Subramanian, gave me the
confidence and encouragement to attempt, when I sought his views.
is the next book that you have planned?
another fiction, I may not be able to stick to one genre of books / writing. I
write what I feel and what I can. Next could be an emotional drama!
are you currently reading?
I am reading three books now – ‘Sourav Ganguly Cricket,
Captaincy and Controversy’ by Saptarshi Sarkar, I am a huge fan of
Dada, then ‘Freedom from the Unknown’ by J Krishnamurti and ‘The Guide’ by R K Narayan. I am actually reading ‘The Guide’
for the second time!
Who are your
favourite authors and why?
Somehow, I love reading the work of Indian authors as I relate to
them easily though, I do read some books of foreign authors too. For instance,
the books on leadership, written by Prakash Iyer that are so easy to read and
relate to, though there are several foreign authors writing on similar subjects.
I don’t read too many
books and I read fiction as well as non-fiction. I even pick up books written
by not-so-popular authors, as most times, one finds
such authors could surprise you with their creativity, simplicity and writing
As I said earlier, I do
not restrict myself to only the celebrity authors and I don’t read all the
books from these authors. It all depends upon what I love to read, at any given
point of time.
What else do
you do on a daily basis?
I run a company and
hold a very responsible position as Executive
Director and President of Matrix
Business Services India P Ltd, a leader in business assurance services.
Writing is one way of
expressing myself, and I also speak on invitation on specific subjects.
What advice do you have for
people who are trying to debut in fiction and non-fiction, as well?
Just write and follow your heart. Don’t clone and be original. As long as
you have something unique and interesting, everything will fall in place. Take
the advice and directions from people who have written books, it might help
Have patience and be kind to yourself, writing any kind of book and
getting it published is such a journey, one must experience to know what it