To be honest I was not sure if I could write a thriller book in 58 pages, but, with shorts (small e-books) gaining popularity among Indian readers it was need of the hour to write one for the new readers. It was daunting. But Srishti Publishers believed that I can and didn’t give up on me. They were the real inspiration.
Regarding the story: This story had been brewing in my head for a long time. Finally, I got an opportunity to give it shape.
I observe. Most people who are adept and sharp, like Aditya, lack patience, as they expect others around them to match their pace of execution.
In terms of writing: since the book is only 58 pages long - it was hard to keep things short yet engaging. Naturally, the character development and scene-setting took some hit; but as its part of the Shadow Wing series, more depth will come in characters, in upcoming books. Not much change in the publishing process.
I try to keep things as realistic as possible and in high-stress jobs, humour is very common. Also since this was book 1 of the series it was important to show the relationship they all shared in the organisation.
A writer who is a reader, visits places through books he/she reads. A writer who observes sees things people often ignore. So though the situation setting is always good, if the writer had visited the place; it’s not required.
Primarily-declassified case files on Indian Intelligence, their structure and Modus Operandi; Newspaper archives (reference check)
There are many ways a book can influence a person. Even fictional books (like mine) have the power to do so. Words are powerful tools!
I wrote a story, a fictional story; with no intention to hurt any religious sentiments hence I was cautious.
Soon, very soon!
It was difficult to write a short thriller story- I was very apprehensive about the feedback; thank you all for showing so much love to it. You all are the real inspiration!
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