Author Bio: Aman Talwar has ventured into the field of writing with the publication of her first book ‘Weaving Emotions.’ She holds a MBA degree and after her stint as a corporate professional, she took to the field of creativity. Writing was always her passion. She strongly believes that words can create magic and make a difference. It’s this belief that propelled her to turn her passion into her profession. She wishes that she is able to bring to light the priceless treasures which remain an enigma to one and all.
The Literature Times: Author, welcome to The Literature Times. Congratulations on the publication of your book! What feedback do you get from your readers? Please share your thoughts on this book.
Author: Thank you and it gives me immense pleasure to share my thoughts on this platform.
I am grateful for the fact that I have been able to garner good reviews for my book. As an author I feel immensely satisfied when the readers appreciate my writing style and are able to connect with it. So far I have been appreciated for the way I have been able to weave my thoughts and the kind of language used to present it.
With regards my book ‘The Hidden Gems,’ I hope to bring to light those precious treasures that are all around us but remain concealed behind the ‘run of the mill regime.’ I wish that all of us are able to identify these hidden gems and adorn them as our most prized possession.
The Literature Times: What motivates you to become a writer?
Author: I had always been inclined towards writing. Even when I was a part of the corporate sector, writing was something which I used to always cherish as a recreational activity. Also, my mother possess excellent literary skills and she always encouraged me to sharpen my writing prowess. So, basically an amalgamation of all the above said things inspired me to make this shift and take up writing as a full time career.
The Literature Times: What are your favourite writing topics? Please tell us a little bit about your literary interests.
Author: I mostly like to write around aspects which are a part and parcel of our daily living. I believe that these facets are the ones which we all can identify and relate with. Weaving thoughts and translating them into words to be presented in the form of a book is similar to penning down the lyrics of a song. Just the way we are able to connect with the songs so easily because we feel it is a reflection of our heartfelt emotions, similarly if one is able to find a piece of one’s thoughts or expressions in what one is reading, the connect grows stronger.
The Literature Times: We were hoping you might tell us about some of the authors that have influenced you and who you read!
Author: First and foremost, it’s my mother’s literary skills and an excellent command over the language that has made me admire the power of the art of writing and in the ability that words can create magic. I also am an ardent reader of Jane Austen’s novels. I feel her writing transports you into a world where one begins to identify with the literary characters and to top it with such powerful use of language, wherein a phrase itself is sufficient to convey the essence of the story.
The Literature Times: The title is unique and appealing; how did you come up with them? Please tell us the story behind it.
Author: With this book of mine I hope to unearth the bejewelled moments of substance that remain concealed amidst the commotion of the conventional practices pursued as a way of living. These facets have metaphorically been symbolised as precious gems. As is the famous saying , ‘all that glitters is not gold,’ similarly we many a times let the significant aspects of life go unnoticed while focusing on the trivial things. Hence, I felt that this title would be able to justify the content within the book.
The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Author: I believe that the appreciation that I get from my readers is my biggest achievement. Hearing a word of acknowledgment gives me a sense of satisfaction and encouragement to continue putting in my best efforts. Also being lauded by a literary magazine that too for my first book, fills me with immense gratitude. As far as my writing career is concerned, I think the foundation of it was laid back when I had begun writing short poems and articles during my school/college days. Being recognised for my writing skills and being adjudged as the best orator during the journey acted as a fuel to my zeal of continuing to work in this field. Even during the span of my corporate career, I tried to keep this enthusiasm alive by the way of articulating my thoughts on the given platform at the events organised. Of course taking a step forward and transitioning into this phase of writing and publishing my books inculcates in me a sense of achievement and I am humbled to have been able to get this opportunity to showcase my talent.
The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Author: I hope that my literary work is able to establish a connect with everyone and it is able to instil a fresh perspective amongst all, wherein the importance of people takes precedence over materialism and one is able to establish a right balance between both. In the future, I wish to continue my endeavour of writing on the various facets of life and also try and explore newer genres of writing, however keeping human connections at the core.
The Literature Times: Do you have any other novels in the works? Please keep us updated on your future endeavours.
Author: Currently I am completely focusing on my new book ‘The Hidden Gems,’ however, I soon hope to begin work on a new one, maybe this time in a slightly different genre than my previous piece of work.
The Literature Times: How do you view Indian writing in the twenty-first century? What changes do you see in today’s writing style? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?
Author: I feel writing has evolved over the years. Firstly, I think now we have more number of platforms providing an opportunity to the aspiring writers and at the same time giving the readers a satisfaction to read a variety of content. Now one gets to witness a wide range of literary work spanning from topics concerning the society as a whole and at the same time revolving around the thoughts and expressions of an individual as well. Also, I feel that somewhere down the line, the writing style has become a bit simpler, which helps in establishing a connect with the larger audience. I hope that there comes a time when a shelf full of books becomes a common sight in each and every household and that too not out of compulsion but the enthusiasm to read.
The Literature Times: How simple/difficult was it for you to publish your book? What message do you want to send to aspiring authors?
Author: Luckily I was able to collaborate with a publication house that made this journey of publishing my book a smooth one and constantly endeavored to carve my book in a way that reflected my thoughts and expressions in the best possible manner. I myself have just begun my writing journey and am still getting to learn a lot in this process, but I would just like to tell my fellow writers that always continue to believe in your dream, have confidence in your passion for writing and always appreciate the support of your loved ones in this journey as that is the only magic wand that will help you sail through the obstacles coming your way and will help you win the adulation of your readers.