Interview of Author Arpit Agrawal

Arpit Agraval
Arpit Agraval

Do you see writing as a career?

A: I am really looking forward towards it.

Q: Any advice for aspiring writers?

A: If a publisher rejects your manuscript, don’t be sad, it only means that there is a scope of improvement in that and you are lucky that you come to know about it before the book goes to readers. Improve it and approach publishers again. Improvement is always good.

Q: Your views on success.

A: Never settle after you get success in life, no matter how small or big it is. Like when I wrote a ‘500 words’ article for the college magazine, I could have stopped there, but I caught nature’s clue and started working on it even more. You can get a small success by luck or because of lack of competition, but to make it big is your responsibility. You yourself have to dig out the talent hidden inside you; you can’t hire men for doing that.

Q: Your views on Dreams.

A:  Never ever let your dreams die. Trust in yourself, if you won’t, who else will do. The spark in your eyes is what keeps you fresh forever. Suppose you are good at anything like, dancing or singing etc. Try to turn your hobby into your career but get security first. Let me put it in this way, born in an Indian middle class family; we can’t afford to chase our dreams. You have to first get security in life that even if your hobby does not work, you can carry yourself. At the same time not letting your dreams die is essential. Keep your hobby alive inside you, get a secure job and then see up to what level you can go with your hobby.

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