Hailing from Jammu Kashmir, Hasnain aims to tell stories inspired by his life or the event he sees around. “I want to live my life fullest to generate amazing ideas and put them down”
The Literature Times: What encourages you to become an Author?
Author: I’m a kind of observer, during my childhood I used to observe people and their conflicts, I felt that from the day someone is born to the day they are buried, there is always a conflict. So why don’t I put those conflicts on paper and present my art out to the world? That’s how I started writing.
The Literature Times: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Author: I’m not sticked to any genre, I believe that stories can come from anywhere or anytime but if you ask me what kind of stories I want to write? The answer would be stories that excites me, stories that doesn’t let me sleep for days. I want to live my life fullest to generate amazing ideas and put them down. I like comedy, thriller, drama and many other genres. Infect not just books, I believe that stories can be told through many other mediums. So I have a great penchant for cinema and theatre maybe as a Writer. Director. Apart from that I have started telling stories through my poems, I have felt that poems are a great way to express what you feel or what’s inside you.
The Literature Times: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Author: Yeah, I have grown up reading William Shakespeare, I’m really inspired by the work of that man. The characters he wrote in his plays is worth remembering for everyone. Apart from him, I love the work of a Canadian filmmaker James Cameron, who is one of the most successful director of Hollywood known for creating science fictions and epic films.
The Literature Times: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Author: Absolutely, I was thinking for an unusual name for my book. So all this material was written during nights, because I don’t like writing in a chaotic environment. So I often got excited while writing and used to generate a lot of material. So that’s what the title is. “The Exhilarated Soul”
The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Author: I’m still grappling, I’m just a seventeen years old boy who has just started out and figuring out his identity in this chaotic world. I have written scripts as a screenwriter but that’s not something worth considering until it get made So “The Exhilarated Soul” is my debut book. It has narrative poems, Sonnets and short stories in it.
The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
I’m the one who never gives up, as I have already told during the introduction of my book. When you start something unusual, people try to prompt you or starts breaking your self confidence, so that doesn’t affect me now. I have realised that stories have magic in them and this what I would like to do, on the other hand it haunts me that where my future will go, will I be able to earn from this career? I often grapples with these questions. But right now I’m enjoying what I’m doing, so hopefully I will be pursuing it but I’m still figuring out for what I have to write. Theatre? Cinema? Or just books.
The Literature Times: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Of course, my second book, or you can call it my debut novel is set to get published. If not this year but hopefully next year as I want a gap between my books release time. “Car on the highway” is the story of a T.V anchor who works on the case of an overnight police murder case and while working on that story she realises that the accused guy is no one except her own son. So basically, it’s a thriller.
The Literature Times: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
I haven’t read too much work of Indian writers but if we talk about the modern world, of course it has brought a lot of changes. The technology has made it easier to present your work out there. So there might be some limited people who still uses a typewriter or a pencil to write.
The Literature Times: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?I’m no one to advice someone because I’m myself a budding writer but if you ask my opinion for those who want to get started, I would say, yes, writing is hard, all you need is patience, you might face multiple dark days, but if not, today then tomorrow the sun will rise upon you. So just start it out if you haven’t and keep working until your name gets out.