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Author Highlight: Chirasree Bose Discusses her New Book ‘Done With Her’ and Stories from her Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Chirasree – the author of ‘Done With Her’. In this interview, Chirasree talks about her writing aspirations, the route to getting her book published, and her inclination towards crime and suspense thrillers. Stay on...while we chat with her.

What inspired you to write this book? Any tales to tell?

My inspiration behind writing this book was the message that it conveys. For a long time, I’d wanted to write a powerful story on this phenomenon. There were numerous news and articles which sort of upset me. As a writer, I believe I have the power to raise my voice against anything wrong through my write-ups.

What motivates you to write?

I am highly self-motivated when it comes to writing. It’s kind of a meditation for me. And, I ensure I never miss my writing schedule.

How do you handle the response to this book, especially from your friends and colleagues?

Response from friends and colleagues are usually sugarcoated. They would always say good things. That helps at times. But honest and unbiased feedback is equally important. I am learning to deal with the negative ones as it is my very first book. However, what really makes my days is the fact that many readers text me personally to praise my writing. Some of them ask me to write more and come up with more books in future. What else can a writer ask for?

What kind of research did you do to pen down this novel?

Since this story revolves around a heinous social crime, I did have to go through a number of articles, videos, news, etc. All I wanted to know was what a victim has to say to such cruel doings. I gathered as much knowledge as possible before getting to writing. However, my research didn’t end there. It continued until I completed the story.

Can you name some of your favourite authors and novels?

I am a big fan of Agatha Christie. Her works have always inspired me to try my hand at thrillers. ‘Crooked House’ written by her is my favorite. Apart from that, I like to read Novoneel Chakraborty’s Romance Thrillers.

Do you think writing a book from the comfort of a bedroom is possible?

Yes, it is. Why not? For some writers, maybe that’s the best way to write a book. And, for others, it is not. Each and every writer has their own way of pursuing their passion. I don’t think creative minds can be confined to any rules.

Do you have a favourite place to write? Such as a beach or the hills?

Not really. All I want is a little peace when I am writing.

What was your biggest learning during the publishing process?

The whole publishing stuff is over-hyped. Authors should focus more on marketing their book. Or else, it would get lost under the heap of thousand others no matter how well it is written.

Any advice for budding writers?

Don’t listen to any tips, advice, and rules. Your journey is unique. Let it be.

Something personal, readers don’t know about you?

Observing people is my most favorite hobby. So maybe we are having a very frivolous conversation and yet all I am doing is read into your expressions.

Any books in the pipeline?

Yes. I am working on a plot. But let’s not talk about it at this moment.

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