Jyoti Patel is a student pursuing the second year of graduation and a young fascinating writer. She is writing since the age of fourteen. This teenage girl has made her presence felt on various social platforms.
Along with alluring stories, she writes heartwarming poetries on topics ranging from romance to social causes. Believes in the saying “When you put a smile out there, you get a smile back”
1.How does an idea for a poem come to you?
There are many things that I like to do, to see, and to experience. I like to read and to write; I like to think and to dream; I like to talk and listen. I like to see the sunrise in the morning and the moonlight at night; I like to feel the music, I like to smell the wind coming from the ocean. I like to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, I like to do thought experiment when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. I like flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter, I like metropolis’ noise; and the view of beautiful Lakes, and I like the neat flat, cornfield and Champaign. I like good books and romantic movies. I like the land and nature.
So, all this inspires me to write down. My poems stories or anything that I write mostly based on real life incidents that I have collected over the years and I would love to express my feelings through words. I believe that no one can tell my story or what I want too, better than me.
2.At what age did you start writing?
I was writing since the age of fourteen, I found an online platform to read amazing books and to share my short stories, poetries and novels.
This gave me the chance to publish my works online, which can be available to a wider audience.
The votes and comments came flooding in, not immediately but from next few days I’d never experienced anything like it before. Each day I woke up to messages of encouragement from readers wanting to know “What I’m writing next” & saying “How inspiring my books are”
With such responsive audience, I found myself writing faster and harder than I had ever done before. Writing has become my first priority and my life has turned around from then.
3.Is this your first book?
Yes, Sensation of a Soul is my first solo book. I have been contributed to three anthologies so far- Pages of dairy, Dads darling daughter and Social networking
4.What are the poems and stories in ‘Sensation of a Soul’ about?
This book consists of forty-three poems and eight short stories. The poems and stories share a theme of friendship, romance, love, hope, faith, desire, dreams and life.
5.Why did you name your book as ‘Sensation of a Soul‘?
Poems and the stories in the book give the vitality of strong and deep feeling to reader’s soul. I think, believe and hope that “Sensation of a Soul” book gives the noble warmth of feeling, spirit and courage to all the readers.
Gladly, my readers have loved the title, cover of the book very much and they were saying that “it goes greatly with the content of the book”
6.Which is your favourite poem/Character from this collection?
I have no favourites. Every poem and story in the book are close to my heart and each character is dearly loved.
7.What do you think is more important- the words used or the feelings?
Surely, the feelings are most important but words used in the book can energise or blemish readers. My feelings as a writer and what I’m trying to manifest through my writings to my readers may be very dissimilar from the readers. Same words may differ the sense depending on the person who is reading.
8.If a favourite character of your favourite book comes alive in front of you, what would you say?
I love you so much (Smiles)
9.Is there a particular time of the day when you write your ideas? When?
No, there isn’t any particular time of the day that I write down my ideas. I’m a deep thinker, I get ideas in the middle of the night some days or early in the mornings, when I’m alone or when I’m around people breathing down my neck.
10.Just like you are an inspiration to others, who is/are your inspiration?
There are many great souls who inspired me. I believe there is an inspiration in everything from falling off a frond to death of a bird or man’s own behaviour. In my life, there have been many people and things that have been huge influences on me. Inspiration comes to all of us in so many different ways
11.What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?
It was getting published until last few months. My first experience of being a published author has given me goose bumps and then after being contributed to three anthologies I wished and challenged myself to get my first solo book published before my 18th birthday. I’m more than happy that I successfully achieved my 2016’s biggest goal. They say, “Nobody can judge you, as much as you yourself can.”
12.Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
As a cheerful wife, jolly mother, loving daughter, writer, and traveller, doing everything that I have dreamt of doing and being in the place that I always wanted to be. Working for good causes and spreading smiles.
13.What would you do if you weren’t into writing?
Well, I never really thought about it.
A few years back from now, I was very much interested and was into sports. My hobbies include photography, reading books, singing, sketching and I’m a music buff so, may be something from them. My bro made sure that I have a variety of interests.
14.How do you react to the reviews that you get about your writing from your readers?
I just smile, appreciate their feedback and say thank you. I cherish them with my whole heart for my whole life. I admire all my readers so much. They all mean a lot to me.
15.Your biggest fear?
I’m just afraid of doing one thing or other at times that actually, I don’t think I have any biggest fear in my life.
Maybe everyone has a fear deep down about something’s but just doesn’t know it sometimes.
16.Which is your favourite fictional character?
I don’t have any favourite fictional character
17.Who is your favourite author?
I’m a voracious reader and adore my collection of books. I’m not a fan of anyone but yes, there are so many writers, authors or a poet whose books I always enjoy reading.
Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Datta, Anuj Tiwari, Sidney Sheldon to name a few.
18.List any 3 books that you would recommend to our readers.
I had recently read three of Anuj Tiwari books.
“Journey of two hearts”
“It had to be you”
“It’s not Right but it’s Okay”
Which are based on real life incidents Stories, in its simplicity, shows us the importance of love, life, family and friendship. Three of these books are soul-stirring.
19.Is there one specific subject you would never write about? What would that be?
No, there is no specific subject that I would never write about in my life.
20.Which is your favourite genre? Why?
Romance because I’m a romantic at heart and I had meticulously planned out my dream wedding ceremony in my head (Smiles)
21.Which genre, according to you, is the most difficult to write?
According to me, crime thriller/mystery is the most difficult genre to write.
22.Are you working on your next? What is it about?
Currently, I’m not working on my next but, I will start penning down my thoughts from the very first day of next year hopefully.
Well, let it be a revelation for my lovely readers
23.What is your message to other budding poets/writers?
“Just write” You can achieve anything in the world. Start writing what you want too. Sit down, relax and let the ink spread on your palms. Appreciate the people who criticise you. If writing is still in your mind after they try to pull you back or laugh at you. It is definitely worth writing to inspire the many in this beautiful world. Confidence and commitment are very important.
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