Author Interview- Surbhi Sharma


Can you tell us a little about your book?
The book derives its base from the daily experiences everybody has in their lives. As the title of the book reflects in itself. "Find yourself in me" which simply means I reflect every facet of others' life at some point in time or another. The individuals can see their selves to my eyes.


Is there a specific event that inspired this story or was this an out-of-the-blue idea?
The book contains several poems, the inspiration behind every piece of writing is well explained in the prefaces written before the poems.


What got you writing in the first place?
I consider "writing" as a tool to express my deep emotions and sentiments regarding a variety of things. So whenever I write my psyche feels relieved and thus this reason gets me into writing the pent-up feelings into words and phrases.


What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?
When I read the draft for the very first time I was completely into my world surrounded with numberless thoughts compactly packed into a bundle of pages.


Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?
The poems that deal with the demeaning condition of women are the ones with which I am connected very deeply. The reason being I have encountered certain circumstances within my short-reach. On a personal note, they are dedicated to my mother and hence are too close to my heart.


What makes your book the one to read?
The relatable circumstances around which the book mainly revolves make it the one to read. The moments of delight, admiration, grief, regret, etc are jotted down by connecting words and phrases. 


What was the best advice you got while writing?
I am a person with a very short friend list so talking about the ground reality I have been with myself throughout the course of the completion of my book.


Who’s your all-time favorite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them?
I have tried my hands over a variety of authors and figuring out my favorite is a bit difficult. But if I shortlist so RK Narayan is my all-time favorite. His simplicity to express a lot into a chunk attracts me and my reading buds. My favorite pic by him is "The English teacher".


What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?
The only tip I would like to submit is, never forget to feed your heart and mind with suitable experiences because the muscles of your hand would only move when you do the aforementioned humble act.


Do you have another plot brewing?
Yes, I am planning to write a novel the plot is halfway through my mind.

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