Interview with Piyush Goel, Author of The Sochna to Padega Hi
Dr.Piyush Goel Mirror Image Writer and Writer of World First Hand Write Needle Book Madhushala and as well as Writer of 16 Mirror Image Books with Hand Mech Engg and Motivator.
Ravi: What’s your favorite short story?
Piyush: My all-time favorite short story is " The Crow and the Pitcher".
Ravi: The Best piece of writing advice?
1. Neglect Everything Else
2. Move on the same idea
3. Fill inner joy when writing
4. Never disclose Idea
5. Editing day to day basis final at last (one read)
6. Keep Pen and Papers always with you.
Ravi: Where do you write?
Piyush: I prefer writing mostly at night after 12.
Ravi: Where do you get your ideas?
Piyush: I like to observe little things, every detail of the day to day life.
Ravi: Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Piyush: It energizes me, from 2003 to 2015 I have written 16 books in Mirror Image with Hand and 4th book recently published.
Ravi: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Piyush: Average one book per year, 2003 to 2020 - 16 Manuscript and 4 published books mean 20 books in 18 years.
Ravi: If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
Piyush: That would have been better if I would have started writing a bit earlier in my teenage but I do not regret that.
Ravi: What is your favorite childhood book?
Piyush: My every time favorite " Chandamama".
Ravi: What are your favorite literary journals?
Piyush: Themaict Journal of Indian Literature (Eduindex)
Ravi: What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Piyush: Do not mingle with many ideas... work only on one idea at a time.
Ravi: What was your hardest scene to write?
Piyush: Emotional …..
Ravi: Do you Google yourself?
Piyush: Of Course, once in a day.
Ravi: Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Piyush: Never ...do that.
Ravi: Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Piyush: Yes I read ….good one it is great always but if it is bad ...this motivates me a lot to do more better.
Ravi: Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?
Piyush: You know ideas are always fiction but I would say when at the time of completion of the book we tend to say what an Idea!
Ravi: What did you edit out of this book?
Piyush: Only corrections.
Ravi: How many hours a day do you write?
Piyush: I make sure that I arrange 2-3 hrs per day to write.
Ravi: How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
Piyush: Still I am not a full-time writer.
Ravi: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Piyush: I research a lot before doing something new especially for this book I am working on how this book became a best seller.
Ravi: What’s the best way to market your books?
Piyush: I believe in 2 ideas first is send me a selfie with my book, share it on social media and the second is a charity on the book sale.
Ravi: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Piyush: Two stories are still pending...
Ravi: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Piyush: It gave me a better understanding of what readers like.
Ravi: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Piyush: I would have told my younger self to be more consistent with writing.
Ravi: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Piyush: Yes, as per requirement everyone helps each other in terms of Review/Social Media/ Interview, etc.
Ravi: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Piyush: Yes, I always believe in Original.
Ravi: What advice do you have for writers?
Piyush: To be a Writer always keep Pen and Papers always with you nobody knows when an idea can strike into your mind.
Ravi: What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?
Piyush: " Aah Jindgi" and " Tell me Why.
Ravi: Tell me about your recent book to our Ravi Reads Blog Readers?
Piyush: " Sochna to Padega Hi"
The book contains 110 motivational quotes by Me (Dr. Piyush Goel)
This book is a great inspiration and great for those talks, we need to put together.
Thanks to Dr.Piyush Goel for agreeing to this interview! If you know of an author who’d like to be featured in an interview (or you are an author who would like to be featured), feel free to email me at the address on my contact page.