Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Author Interview with Nitin Sharma

Gurgaon (Near New Delhi), INDIA

Welcome to Vision and Verse this morning, Nitin.  It is a pleasure to have you with us this morning.What have you written?
I have written ‘Group Discussion: More than 100 topics covered’, a guide for MBA aspirants and job-seekers. Fortunately, it became a success and gave me a reason to write more such books. Apart from it I’ve authored an educational story for children with an objective to make studies easier for them. Currently I’ve been working on a comedy, a fantasy and a word power book.

What is your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy, horror and comedy.

Favorite food:
(Hard to answer because I’m a foodie!) I love Italian, Indian and Chinese food. Especially those dishes in which the natural tastes of ingredients are kept preserved.

Tea or coffee? 
Green tea and coffee.

Pizza or ice cream? Ice cream

Where would you like to visit?
Niagara Falls in the US and Canada, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Mount Fuji in Japan, and would also love to see beautiful English countryside.

Favorite musical artist. 
Enrique, Michael Jackson and Kishore Kumar

Do you listen to music when you write?  What?
No, I let my imagination sing for me when I’m writing.

What makes you laugh?
Children and their innocent acts. Besides that- The Simpsons, Just For Laughs, Will Ferrell, Tom Sharpe.

How old were you when you started writing?
I was 25. Before that I was a devoted reader.

Describe your perfect evening.
Watching sunset by the sea.

Where do you get your inspiration?
From books.

What do you do when you get a writer's block?
I postpone writing for a while. Writer’s block usually subsides with time.

Who is your favorite author?
There are many. To name a few- Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Dale Carnegie, JK Rowling.

Best book you ever read.
A very tough question indeed, LOL. I can’t compare ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Harry Potter’ books and ‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
Dale Carnegie, the man whose books gave me hope whenever I was dismayed, has definitely influenced me a lot.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
I’d love to ask Mr. Nelson Mandela what gave him the strength during all his years in prison. Unfortunately, we lost him. Fortunately, we still have his books to read.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
If you have something to say to the world, if you can create something unique, go for it. All the best!

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  1. Thank you, Nitin, for being with us this morning. We at Vision and Verse wish you continued success in all your writing endeavors. Come back and see us again.

    1. Thank you very much for inviting me, Carol. It's an honor.