Interview with Sanchi Chaware – Author of ‘Sit Next To Me’

Interview with Sanchi Chaware – Author of ‘Sit Next To Me’

Hey folks! How are you doing? Recently we got into an interesting conversation with Sanchi Chaware, the author of ‘Sit Next To Me’. It’s been an enriching and fun filled conversation! Here we are, sharing some bits of it with you!

When was the first time that you realized you wanted to become a writer?

Sanchi: There was no discrete point in my life where it struck me that yes, I want to be a writer. It always feels like a continuous journey towards an inevitable end.

What according to you is the most important part of your writings?

Sanchi: According to me, it is the theme of the stories that adds a unique flavour. I like exercising my imagination.

Tell us about your current book!

Sanchi: It is an anthology of short stories, rather short, almost flash fiction. The genre is speculative fiction. These stories appeal to different types of readers so there is something for everyone there.

What is the message that you’d like to give to the writers out there?

Sanchi: Keep writing! It seems hard at first and things don’t fit in properly but keep going. Keep practicing and be consistent. Everything needs practice, even writing. Don’t wait for a magical burst of inspiration to strike.

What does literary success look like to you?

Sanchi: When people see bits of themselves in your stories and can relate to them.

How often do you face writer’s block and how do you bring yourself out of it?

Sanchi: More often than I would like to admit. It is hard getting out of it. Sometimes all that helps is giving yourself time and distracting yourself. Other times, forcing yourself to write. There is no single path.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Sanchi: Reading, dancing, singing, knitting, crocheting, playing the keyboard and making music.

If you were a reader, what would you ask yourself being an author?

Sanchi: ‘How do you come up with such weird premises?’

You can buy a copy of ‘Sit Next To Me’ by Sanchi Chaware here


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