Interview With Soumya Ranjan, The Author of ‘THE VITAL TRUTH: MYSTERY’
About Author: Soumya Ranjan is an English author and also blogger. He
is also a poet and has written approx. 100 poems
He is one of India's youngest authors and also on his owns his studio
also working further. He is also a mimicry artist and comedian and his YouTube videos are recommended as fun. He has written 6 books and loves writing books for children...
He is very humble towards animals and also he loves to help people.
He achieved the young achiever's award in Pune and his books are appreciated by many
national best-selling writers and also by some Bollywood actors.
He has been giving many interviews and also invited to give a Ted Talk...
He is also a motivational speaker and has been helping many helpless people all around
Ravi: What’s your favorite short story?
Soumya Ranjan: I don't have any specific favorite short story but I love short stories
of Ruskin Bond and also of Sudha Murthy.
Ravi: The Best piece of writing advice?
Soumya Ranjan: The best piece of writing advice I would give to the Aspiring writers
that the more you write the better you write.
Ravi: Where do you write?
Soumya Ranjan: I love to write in my room and I am searching for a better place.
Ravi: Where do you get your ideas?
Soumya Ranjan: ideas come to my mind every time and some I inculcate and some I do
not…. The ideas on which I don't work upon maybe they give me a bad suggestion
Ravi: Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Soumya Ranjan: I write every day but if I write continuously for more than 2 hours it
I love to write in the morning and in a pleasant day that makes me feel energetic.
Ravi: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Soumya Ranjan: It hardly takes me 6 months to complete a book. It also depends on
the publisher how much time will they take to publish the book
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?
Soumya Ranjan: I am now a child so my writing style is a little different because I
never think of a story before I start writing. I first write a paragraph and then I start
thinking about the story.
Ravi: What is your favorite childhood book?
Soumya Ranjan: I love to read books of Chetan Bhagat and also I love to read books of
I don't have any specific book which is my favorite but yeah I would say that
Ajitabha Bose has penned down a book Love in Jamshedpur which I liked a bit.
Ravi: What are your favorite literary journals?
Soumya Ranjan: my favorite literary journals I would say you are the one and also I
have Ansuman Bhagat who is one of them
Ravi: What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Soumya Ranjan: I don't have anything to give up but yeah I can give up my laziness
sometimes. Sometimes I work very hard and I feel tired so I take a nap for a little longer
Ravi: What was your hardest scene to write?
Soumya Ranjan: I don't feel any scene to be hardest as I try to write in a very simple
the way that anyone can read even a tea-seller.
Ravi: Do you Google yourself?
Soumya Ranjan: whenever I feel that I have done something great I try to Google
Ravi: Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Soumya Ranjan: yeah I actually hide Secrets in my book and very few of them try to
spot it out.
Ravi: Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Soumya Ranjan: yeah I actually read my reviews but the good ones make me feel
proud and encouraged and when I see the bad ones I will try to compete with them and
make my next book better than that.
Ravi: Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?
Soumya Ranjan: I don't write in a particular genre because whatever comes to my
mind I think it should be jotted down and I also write nonfiction books.
Ravi: What did you edit out of this book?
Soumya Ranjan: I have my editing team and also I have my professional workers who
do the same.
Ravi: How many hours a day do you write?
Soumya Ranjan: Actually the whole day I don't get time but I manage to write after
Ravi: How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
Soumya Ranjan: actually I'm not a full-time writer because I am too young now as I am
studying in class 8. I write because I have a passion for writing. So rather you can say
it's a part-time hobby.
Ravi: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before
beginning a book?
Soumya Ranjan: Before I start a book I do a lot of research and take help from many
websites. I also think twice before I start writing a sentence. I try to research a lot on the particular genre am writing.
Ravi: What’s the best way to market your books?
Soumya Ranjan: The best way to market your books is social media and also launching
books can be a great idea.
Ravi: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Soumya Ranjan: I have two such books which are unpublished and one which is
Ravi: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Soumya Ranjan: Usually whenever I read my earlier books I think I could have
written better. My writing process has really changed if we compare it to my first
Ravi: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better
Soumya Ranjan: when I started writing my recent book which is going to get published
soon, I got into contact with many authors and they have helped me whenever I ask
them for help. They help me in marketing also.
Ravi: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Soumya Ranjan: yes I try to be original as what I am today is because of my Readers.
Ravi: What advice do you have for writers?
Soumya Ranjan: I would tell that before you write one story you should read a hundred
stories of that particular genre. In my point of view, reading makes your vocabulary
strong and also so you get to know about the style of writing.
Ravi: What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?
Soumya Ranjan: The magazine which I prefer is the Readers Digest and I also refer
this magazine to the writers.
Ravi: Tell me about your recent book to our Ravi Reads Blog Readers?
Soumya Ranjan: I have published two books recently.
My one book ‘The vital truth’ is a poetry collection that is the best seller among the
genre. This book of mine will fill your mind with positivity and energize you.
The second book which I published is Love Attack which is a love story and also there is
a twist in the book which leads to an attempt at suicide. I am working on my new book which is the National bestsellers of India and have included 10 of the best sellers of India and have been contacting them and it is going to publish soon.
Thanks to Soumya Ranjan 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.