Studio Carry On Harry [ Interviews with Author ] Book Talks with Author Priyadarshini D Bopardikar . Occasion being her New Book Release “’Psoriasis – A Blessing in Disguise‘” . Today in this interview session she is about to introduce her book to us and shares her experience as an author. She is also going to share her writing process and will share some tips for new authors .
Name of the Book that you will talk today ? Why this title was most suitable ? Brief Synopsis Of Book ?
The book Title is Psoriasis – A Blessing in Disguise. I found this title suitable because while I was being affected by a dreadful skin disease termed ‘Psoriasis’ which definitely was a challenge in my life but this particular situation provoked me to become a healer and hence termed as ‘Blessing in Disguise’.
Tell us about yourself. Who you are where you come from. Few things that define you ?
I am Priyadarshini Bopardikar and I have done Bachelors’s in Electrical engineering from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Initially, I was in IT industry for over 8 years and later developed a taste in Content writing -Travel Blogs for a small-scale IT firm in Pune Maharashtra India. Now working as an IELTS Trainer with ufaber Edutech Pvt Ltd Mumbai, India. Apart from that, I am a Holistic Health practitioner responsible for sending distant healings for those suffering from Physical and Mental ailments and Relationship issues. I am also a social worker with Being Social – Ek Nayi Shuruaat NGO that operates in 7 cities across India. A Handwriting Analyst and a Published Author. So my hometown is Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, and currently based in Pune, Maharashtra India. I am also a music lover, foodie and like to explore different parts of the world.
How did you discover writer in you ? What ultimately made you a writer ?
While I started my career as a content writer, my travel blogs started getting published on the company website and each day number of views was on the rise. So this was the time when I discovered the writer in me and this was almost the mid of 2019. So few of my friends suggested and motivated me to write my own autobiography as I came a long way suffering through Psoriasis and its side effect as Rheumatoid Arthritis and leading a normal life as it would further inspire thousands of people all over the world suffering through the same disorder. So I started thinking on the same line and I already had the content ready so by this time it was already the beginning of 2020 and I started writing.
What are qualities that an author should have to write well ? Hints : Visualizer / Constructing ideas within Split seconds , What is yours ?
According to me, apart from the language and Grammar skills, an Author needs to put forward his ideas in an interesting manner using idioms and phrases at appropriate places. Sometimes, it may happen that one might get stuck up in between while already in the flow. In this case one should have the patience to recollect the ideas and again get back on track.
Talking about your new book ? What is it all about ?
My Book is basically my own autobiography where I was struck by a deadly skin disease called Psoriasis wherein the skin cells reproduce at a faster rate than normal human beings which is 21 days and it results in itching and continuous scaling over the entire body. So this situation prevailed for over a sufficiently long period of 18 years and it used to become worse while turning into Arthritis which would lock your knee bones thereby making it difficult for you to walk without support. However, in the last 5 years, I started feeling that how horrible you feel while going thru such adversity and similarly there are so many people all over the world suffering through many other deadly diseases and I should try and help them in my own way to feel better and this was the time when I entered into Healing field. I learned chakral healing techniques and started implementing them started with my relatives who were diabetic patients. And it resulted in lowering of their sugar levels since and finally after 6 months they had normal blood sugar level. So my book is all about the fact that however bad the adversity may seem to you, but it will for sure bring out the best in you as it happened with me. So it has been written for all Psoriasis patients all over the world mentioned the tools and techniques and kind of mindset that you need to possess to restore back their Healthy, glowing, Immune and resilient skin.
How do you construct ideas into books. Tell us Journey of your Books how they travel from just a thought all the way to store ?
Well, I registered for a workshop conducted by my friend who is an Author coach and he taught me some of the valuable lessons to write a book. You can start with a Chapter, identify what is the main idea of this. Accordingly, identify the sub-topics and keywords for them. Then form sentences using the keywords which ultimately result in a chapter.
What is your writing process. How you develop a plot, make it interesting read , create characters. Where do you draw inspiration from ?
Once I identify each individual chapter, I write them separately at the top under each tab of an excel sheet. And then under each tab, I write the sub-topics of each chapter under the respective tabs. Then I try to come up with keywords under each subtitle. I continue this process for each tab and once I am done, then I transfer this onto a google document. Once it is written over a google document, I try to add idioms and give examples to make it interesting. I got to learn this from my Author friend and coach – Rajat Jain.
How do you cope with writing block ? And any tips you have found to over come those blocks ?
Well, at such times I look up to the famous authors and role models in India such as Mrs. Sudha Murthy who is a multi-talented personality and also an author and I usually read a piece of information from her book and then it acts as an energy drink for me and then I get back on track.
What is your writing routine ? Do you fancy to write a certain type of character or book ?
It is usually afternoon time such as 3-6 pm IST. Well till now I have written only one book and yes I used to feel excited just by imagining that how my life would be when this book will get published.
What gener of books you want to write in future ?
I wish to write books on Wellness, Healing, Spirituality, Romance, fiction.
How do you deal with Negative Feedbacks ? How do you stay balanced with Positive Feed back ?
Although initially I get disturbed, but later on I take them as stepping stones in my path that would take me towards perfection.
Your experiences with publishers and editors ? Any Tips for aspiring author about finding and working with them ?
Well, publishers and editors were good and co-operative. Editors used to give me feedback during the editing as to how to focus only on my experiences while I was getting deviate all through my book. My piece of advise to aspiring authors would be to never ever give up and come what may but stick onto your path to achieve your dream of publishing your book. The second thing would be that ‘have a learner’s attitude’.
Any book writing in progress ?
Not yet. But would soon think of a second book.
People whom you would like to thank and share gratitude with this interview ?
First, come first my Family, my friends, my Author coach, My gurus, and last but not least ‘Harry’ for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
How did you hear about CarryOnHarry ? Any message for Studio ? Any Suggestion that we can make it better ?
I joined the Facebook group ‘ Author supporting Authors’ and there I saw the message posted by Harry for this interview.