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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Author Interview : Rohan Govenkar, author of ‘1,000 Kilograms of Goa' (Part 2)
Read up, the Interview with Rohan Govenkar (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 a lot more, Folks...
What are the most fulfilling parts in your book?
most fulfilling parts about the book to me, as an author, is that I have managed to tell readers a lot of serious stuff
like the little known history, the average Goan’s perspective on Goa’s image
and the tourism scenario, the problems they face, in a very casual style that
blends smoothly and unsuspectingly.
If the plot was not interesting, it could have ended up getting
readers bored, and those specific parts would have remained unread and unknown
to the world.
Which particular character did you feel most close to? Why?
feel closest to Ashwin, naturally, since my book is
written in the first person narrative. And I was compelled to pretend to be
Ashwin, get into his mind, step into his shoes, act and react the way he did, just
so that the character feels real and connects with the readers in an
Who was it that told you that you could become the author, you are
have always been a writer by heart, but never thought I’d author a book,
someday. Then a few years ago, it struck me that I
have a lot of good ideas and stories to share with the world and it would be
such a waste if they remained bottled up inside of me.
No other person influenced that decision, and hence it was
purely my call.
When will you next book be out?
I am currently working on my second book. I try to keep at least
one hour of the day for my writing, and now with the added confidence that
people have reacted well to the first book, a lot of self-doubt has been
eliminated; and the second one might not take as many hours as the first one.
My estimation is that the first draft should be ready by March
2016. Next, it will be followed by a thorough
rewriting. After that, the editing will be repeated a couple of times, until I
am fully satisfied with my work.
Which book are you currently reading?
am currently reading David Baldacci’s ‘Total Control’. I am really enjoying his descriptions and characterizations. The
uniqueness in his writing and plotting styles really inspires me.
They all are great storytellers, and I really love their
originality and lucidity. Originality is something which always fascinates me,
whether it’s a book or a movie.
What else do you do on a daily basis?
major chunk of my average day is dedicated to the
business, I handle. Next in line are family and friends. I don’t get too much
of spare time on a daily basis.
wish there were at least 30 hours in the day so that I could use the extra
hours for all those leisure activities and hobbies.
What advice do you have for the writers, who are starting out today?
advice to writers is – Write. A lot of new writers
ask me queries about the publishing world, the editing and the distribution.
They should be instead writing, and all those questions will be eventually
answered, in a natural way, by the time they have finished the final draft.
things are best learnt by experience, since then the lessons remain in mind
firmly. And yes, read a lot too.