Author Highlight: Kaushikk Yegnan Discusses his Debut Novel ‘The Lost Gold’ and Stories from his Life
We are delighted to welcome a very talented novelist, Kaushikk Yegnan, for a brief Q & A session at our website about his recent novella: The Lost Gold.
In this Q & A session, he will be talking about his writing aspirations, inclination towards historical fiction, and the route to getting his novella published. Stay on...while we chat with him.
What inspired you to pen down this novella? Any tales…
A mixed bucket of experiences and sensitivities. I had an Austrian Catholic Priest, Fr Oesch, in school who came from an aristocratic background and also was a budding sportsman, who quit all to come down to India and help drive education with the Jesuits Society. He taught us early nuances of athletics and football and stayed on to finger lead us to super levels of sporting milestones. I can never forget the stern, sincere, silence in his eyes, when we discussed about athletic stars of the times.
It took me over 3 decades of hard core living & breathing experiences to finally decipher that stern, sincere, silence in the eyes of Father Oesch. Fr Oesch was in a way marinating and enjoying, at the same time, the possibilities that he had left behind in Europe. No proof of what could have been, and in a sense no need to explain, just succumb to a selfish relish of the bitter and the sweet. The above and many such peripherals experiences led to “The Lost Gold”, I suppose.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Dashing off to meet life, falling, failing and growing.
What inspire you most in life?
Any instance where SUPER STRONG POWER is deployed in the most SOFTEST & HUMBLE manner.
How often do you write?
Whenever I feel there is something worth leaving behind.
What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Biographies, genuine history and comics.
Have you ever written a character based on the real you in some part?
Any best piece of writing advice that you would like to share with new or struggling writers?
First point NEVER struggle to do ANYTHING in life… first think and get convinced it is worth doing when compared with other humans who don’t live to face such choices. Once convinced just do it, be blinded to anything else. On writing PLEASE don’t make any effort LET IT FLOW BRO !!!!!!!
Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in as a writer?
Hahaha…in fact all what I did WRONG was only why I wrote, else I would have commissioned someone else to write my biography as a successful whatever…..
What was your biggest learning experience throughout the writing process?
Can you tell us about your current projects – be it anything?
I work on 3 commercial companies across Denmark and Asia. As for books I have 3 more books ready to roll out..
If you were to change your genre, which one would you choose
I have none now, to change to tomorrow
What does literary success look like to you?
My parents made some sense in copulating for my existence.