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In conversation with the Author of ‘The Hidden Spark’ – Vikas Trivedi

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Vikas Trivedi was born in a middle class of Dungarpur in Rajasthan, India. He has a younger sister. An extrovert and an average student in school, Vikas loved sports. He has played cricket and badminton at district and state levels. Being an extrovert it was very easy for him to make friends.
Vikas calls his father his idol as he has grown up watching hoe hard his father worked to give them a good life. He is an animal lover and  calls himself an emotional person, a trait he has got from his mother.Vikas loves to read and is a major fan of the teachings of The Bhagvad Gita. He finds solutions to all his problems in The Gita and keeps re-reading it for inspiration and answers.
Vikas loves to travel to different countries know the culture and values of those places. The great work by Wordsworth and Coleridge – Lyrical Ballads is an international journal of English language, literature and humanities volume iii issue March 28 2015, by Vikas.
By profession, Vikas is a teacher. By qualification, Vikas holds a Master in English Literature, Psychology and Political Science each. Having been weak in studies as a child, Vikas makes it a point that he can spread as much knowledge in as simple ways as possible. Emotional and kind, Vikas loves to help people.
Vikas has used his knowledge of Psychology to deal with each and every kind of minor and major problems which seem to be difficult for people. With his book, he hopes to make life and dealing with problems easier for everyone who reads it.

Q.1 How was your journey in the field of writing? What circumstances you had faced as negativity in the paths leading to success?

My writing journey has been one of the best trips I’ve taken in this lifetime.I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given to write and all the wonderful people who have encouraged me to continue. After I graduated with my Bachelors, my first job was as a systems analyst where I wrote design documents, While I was in graduate school working on my Masters and then Ph.D, I wrote all types of papers and studies. I have many boxes of journals, published articles, papers and documents .
“One of the biggest problems I faced is negative feedback”.The best way to receive negative feedback is to listen and actually hear what’s being said. “Do not get defensive and start making excuses. Instead, you might say what you’ve learned and what you will do differently from now on.” You can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

Q.2 Being a published poet/author, how you feel to be like? What have you been thinking all around these years, and what made you ink your debut poetry/story book? What is the story all about?

Ans: I think my literary aspirations began when I was about ten years old. I had a teacher who used to give us to write stories or poems. And I loved it.
At the end of the hour, we had the opportunity to read our compositions in front of the class. when I got up in front of the class and read everyone would get quiet, genuinely listen, and clap enthusiastically for me when I finished.
So I developed what was probably a very niche role for a fifth-grade child.

Then in college, I submitted a couple of short stories to a university. That felt like the first incontrovertible evidence that I might actually have some sort of real knack for writing. My work had been recognized not by my friends or an encouraging English teacher, but by complete strangers who had picked my work out of a large pile of entries. It felt like a real achievement.

Q.3 How you look at the present condition in the feild of writings? Out of 100% population, 75% are choosing writing as a carrier, and shaping their future, while writing shit which hardly makes sense. And on the other hand, publishers are making profit in the market of no good reason. Do you think, in the coming era of living, indian literature will stay in safe hands? Kindly drop your comments over the same..

Ans: Good. Publishers are making money. They are selling in electronic and paper formats and having a good time. It looks like buyers are falling out of love with ebooks now, and paperback sales are growing again.
Whether it’s a career that will appeal to you is a matter for you to work out, though. It’s not an easy business, and damn hard work!
Literary works in both fiction and non-fiction may still have a long way to go but commercial literature is definitely a gateway to bigger better things in the future.

Q.4 What’s next in your creative bag, for the readers? If you’re into your next book, do surprise your readers by mentioning about the same here, and a bit of what would the story all around, and when would they get the book in the market.

Ans: My next book is fiction but based on true events. The success of my first book only intensified my hunger for writing, and i was eager to pen my next project. Inspiration is found in the most unlikely of places, and i found my next project when i was on a trip to Singapore.
i met an Ocean Diver from California and in the course of the conversation, i was touched and inspired by her heroic life. I was determined to immortalize her story through my words, and I began my next book, an adventure-thriller and a truly inspirational love story- ’42 Days of Love’.
It took over a year to finish, only because me being a strict perfectionist made my aim to research and understand every detail and nuance associated with the deep sea world: the divers, their techniques, submarines, the sea creatures, the risks and hardships, etc.
The book is about the hunt for the great sunken treasure of the Indian Nizam.
What ensues the expedition flips protagonist life forever. A story of desire, love, fear, death, and survival that will give you goosebumps.

Book will be available in the market for readers in August.

• Q.5 Any suggestions for the budding writers, readers and for the writerstory? Do suggest what else the writerstory should do for you all budding writers.

Ans: I think that many writers at the beginning of their careers spend far too much time writing and then tinkering with their first book.
My advice is to write a book and then immediately go on to the next one and to the one after that. In other words, the more you write, the better you will become.

Read as much as you can. Read widely. Read outside your comfort zone. Follow your heart. Develop obsessions with subjects that inspire you and use them as fuel to fire your art. Be grateful for having the ability, whether it is in art or literature, to express what lies inside your heart.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/vikas.trivedi.543

Book Link: The Hidden Spark https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0754732GG/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_c7GcDb9VF98SV

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