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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

@hnssoumyastudio At a very young age, he also runs NGO @missionletsstart and

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

India...



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

exhaust me.

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

Ruskin Bond.

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

myself.


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

Midnight.


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

underwriting.


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

book.


Ravi: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better

writer?

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.


To Know more about Soumya's The vital truth check out this link.


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.


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