Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we?!
Hi. I am Vartika Kothiwal, a bibliophile who believes that books offer a lot more than they are given credit for.
What prompted you to pursue a career as a writer?
It was something that was … just there. I have been writing for as long as I can remember and yet, surprisingly, I realized writing is my passion years later.
Do you have any special writing habits?
Irrespective of length, I believe in penning the entire story first. The quality on paper is different from typing directly. The process is cumbersome, time consuming and 90% of the time I feel like I’m murdering my hand but this is the approach that works best for me.
When you write a new book, do you already have the whole story in mind or do you elaborate it along the way?
It’s a mix. Most of the time I have a vague idea in mind and get to explore it when I interact with the characters. Their traits tell a lot. I trust them to take me on their journey and my instincts help in those places where I don’t have proper clarity.
In your opinion what is the best book you have written? What’s your favourite book ever?
Whichever project I work on, I try to do my best. So at that time, that particular book is the best for me. Of course, as one hones the craft he/she starts seeing the mistakes which weren’t visible earlier and the places where things could have been expressed in a better manner.
How do you feel after writing a book?
That feeling of achievement is out of the world. Writing a book is a tedious process and requires patience and persistence. It is tougher for me as I pen the entire plot first. Therefore when I completed my first manuscript after years of seeing my drawers getting filled with unfinished ones, that moment felt surreal to me.
Tell us about your latest book and please put the link so our readers can find it.
I have released only one book so far and its name is THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS. It’s a contemporary romance.
Do you have a new release? When? We want details.
As of now I don’t have any upcoming releases in the pipeline. This pandemic has sent my work-life balance for a toss. I’m hoping to finish a new book by the end of next year.
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Where can we find you on socials? Do you have your own group and want to share it with us?
I love interacting with my readers and can be reached at my Instagram handle vartika.kothiwal. I would love to create a FB group someday to increase the level of communication but there’s time in that.