Myra by Kalgee Shah
We have Kalgee Shah with us from Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India discussing her book Myra with us.
Hello Kalgee we are glad to have you with us, would you like to tell us something about yourself and when did you first realize you want to be a writer?
Answer: This is Kalgee Shah – 23 yrs old, single child to Chetna shah and Dwijen Shah. I am a content writer in an IT company based at Ahmadabad and a graduate. I am a writer by hobby and by profession.
My father had a habit of reading books and i inherited it from him. After reading tons of books, i realized i can write one too. So, i started scribbling down whatever came to my mind. Initially i started jotting it down on paper but was always dissatisfied with my work so i used to tear it away. Then i made habit of typing it in my laptop and over the period of time it took the form of a book. Also, my job as a content writer assisted me a lot. So, that’s pretty much it.
Tell us about your book – MYRA
Answer: This is my debut book and it has the story i wanted to convey to people. Generally the debut book is about author’s personal life but for me MYRA is that emotional accuracy, lacking in my life, which has been fulfilled through this book.
Myra by Kalgee Shah
It is a story of a girl who is an Indian but has lived in Arizona, States, almost all her life. She has been a childhood friend with MARK and with the passage of time, this friendship takes the form of love. Somethings happen and some adverse situations arise which separates them from each other. Now you have to read the book to see whether they find way back with each other or with another lovely character NEIL, they would be separated for life?
What made you write on this topic?
Answer: Romance and fiction has always fascinated me and excited me. In college, i was a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books – A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe and so on. And i wanted to tell people that if a girl is in love and she gives her 100% doesn’t mean she is vulnerable, so never mistake her love for weakness. She can be strong and in-love at the same time. If she is loving you unconditionally, not expecting anything in return, doesn’t give you the right to abuse her emotionally. She can move on from you without any guilt.
That is why this topic. Myra by Kalgee Shah
Where do you get the information and material for the book
Answer: Being a content writer, my job description demanded good research skills. I won’t say i am the best but i managed to gather the information and material i needed for the book. Rest was taken care of by my publishers – Notion Press.
Name one thing you learned while creating your book.
Answer: I learned how to deal with the publishing process which is BTW long and exhausting(laughs). Just kidding, while writing this book, i learned how to create a scene which would play like a movie in the mind. Well, at least it was playing like a movie in my mind. Let’s see if this book has that kind of effect on readers.
Do you have any suggestions for me to become a better writer?
Answer: I am a novice, so i am a very wrong person to give you suggestions but i would like to say that if you want to become a better writer, do not let a day pass by when you do not write anything. Form a habit of writing a bit everyday, even if it is just 100 words. And of course universal assistance – read a lot, good, bad, doesn’t matter, just read.
After this, are there any plans for your next book. If yes, then on what topic will it be?
Answer: Yes, i am working on my next book. It’s a different genre and that’s all i can say.
Message for the readers:
Thank you all for reading this – pardon me, I am an amateur but i promise to improve with every book i write and hopefully i would write as many as my mind, body and soul permits. I have many people who have assisted me in the book and i cannot thank each and everyone personally but for now i would like to thank Notion Press – my publishers and Kalaage – for helping me with the promotion. Do book you copies at an Early Bird Discount. Thank you again. Myra by Kalgee Shah
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