aaksa karuna shah interview

Interview of Aaksa Karuna Shah: Author of Lost Callahan

With Team Ink today we have Miss Aaksa Karuna Shah who has written a splendid psychological novel titled Lost Callahan. Thank you for taking out time for us Aaksa, and readers Aaksa is a young writer who has written her debut novel in her college days. And she has written this novel over a period of four years. Her manuscript was her diary, her old notes, some withered papers, tissue papers and what not. Let’s now jump deep into her experiences with writing. Team Ink Welcomes you Aaksa.

aaksa karuna shah interview

Q. When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?

To be honest, I never knew I would become a writer. Although, this was something that I discovered when I was in 11th Grade that I could express through writing and I felt good when I wrote.

Q. How long does it take you to write a book?

This is my first debut novel, so this book took me four years to complete because I was in college and in between classes and exams, it was hard to catch up on it. But it was always on my mind. So I wrote whenever I got time, while a bus ride home or while sitting alone in the library in free time.

Q. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

So my way of writing is different, as I am a working professional. So while I am working I don’t write. But once I am in my corner at home. And I know it’s “me time” then I let my thoughts flow.

Q. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
So when I am writing, I make this funny face which is my zoned out face. It also includes me nibbling on my fingers until it’s sore.

Q. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Ideas just usually flow in because I think a lot. Sometimes while reading. Sometimes, some things happen in life which is unusual, so I build my thoughts around the same., and often I just dream and they help a lot.

Q. When did you start to write your first book and how old were you?
Well, this is my first book, and I was 18 years old then when I started. I completed it at 21.
Q. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to think and I like my work that is Instructional Designing. It refreshes my mind and I get to learn a lot. So new information and knowledge keep flowing in.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
My family is very supportive of my writing. They have been a strong pillar and strength to me. I think they are proud.
Q. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Writing is fun, especially when you know it starts to get interesting in your brain. You know, where the twists are and how it would turn out to be. It’s surprising because I always knew that at some points in the story the reader would be puzzled. It’s always important to keep in mind that your readers get their answers.
Q. How many books have you read? Which is your favourite?
I have read a lot of books, and I keep reading. So the number is ever increasing but I wouldn’t say I have a favourite book. Although, my favourite author is Cecelia Ahern. All her books are my favourite.
Q. Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
To become a writer, you just need to believe that you’re already a writer. Have a good plot and experiment.
Q. How did you feel when you had your first copy in hand?
Oh! I cannot describe that feeling. It was just the best feeling ever. It was filled with excitement, cheer, emotions and immense happiness.
Q. Do you like to create books for adults?
Yes! I like to write books for young adults because I feel someone needs to understand their mindset and provide them with something they like. I like to understand the psychological side of people and their thought process.
Q.What do you think makes a good story?
I think something that you start reading and leave it only after finishing it, is definitely a good story.
Q. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
As a child, I always wanted to be someone’s best friend. What I wanted to do was never in my mind.
Thank you for answering the questions and sharing your experience Aaksa, we loved having you on our platform. And we would request our readers to check her book out and follow her on www.aaksakarunashah.com.

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  1. Amina R

    I highly recommend this book. I haven’t read too many psychological books that i learned so much from.

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