Author Stories

Aakansha Borthakur

Book: Watson and Alice

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Most welcome, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
Well, I’m factually a 14-year-old tenth grader schooling at Saint Joseph’s School, Azara, Guwahati, Assam, India. I had but never anticipated myself to be an author, not until the early months of my ninth calibre. I love drawing cartoons, and have a target to work at Disney someday, which may but remain a whim. I love doodling cartoons, even when I study!

That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
First of all, just like I mentioned earlier, I never anticipated that I’d be a fiction writer someday. My paramount goal was to be an animator at Disney or DreamWorks. But I wrote short anecdotes during my early nonage. Once, I wrote a 67-paged book, (wherein my English was dreadful) titled ‘Emere and the Liliputs’ (I comprehend the title sounds irrational and comic) when I was in the 2nd calibre, and asked Dad to publish it. But he was averse and we know why! Yet, I persisted with my hobby of writing and when I completed two parts of my first debut book in the commencement of my ninth grade- Watson and Alice, which I instigated writing in the sixth grade, I persuaded Dad to publish it, this time, with ‘enforcement’, and after a period of wiles, he eventually acquiesced and the book came out. Consequently, the second book was published without any persuasion.

And speaking of being influenced, I was impacted by several legendary classic writers like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Enid Blyton, Carolyne Keene etcetera.

Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book. Why they should pick it up for reading?
My first book, Watson and Alice depicts the duo’s (Watson Hillary and Alice Irish) adventure to several idiosyncratic places. The first includes to an islet to decipher the obscurity of a corpse rested in a sarcophagus filled with riches when Alice went to the same landmass on a school campaign, where they convene two more native islanders, namely Solana Djeliklowas and Saluki Tsubtyfreuya. Whose corpse do you think it was? The second episode accounts the defence by the quadruple against an alien conquest from the inhabitants of planet Zumba, along with the collaboration of an amiable Zumbaian, Hansel Flajell. Do they succeed?

The second book, Journey to Atlantis accounts the escapade of a high school unit of twelve juveniles, namely the ‘Perfect Bondage’ to the ambiguous and theoretical realm of Atlantis, when they go astray into an opaque woods when their school goes for an excursion in Alaska Woods. They also befriend principally three Atlanteans, and fight against an evil one too. But do they succeed in reverting to their own world?

And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Being a child author, I’m not much commendable to counsel the aspiring writers. Yet, I’ve apparently come to know the entire journey of a typical person to an esteemed writer. What I want to articulate and convey is that, to be a writer you don’t require an exceptional persona or qualification. You can just commence with writing a small book of whatsoever genre you fancy, and ask a publication company (publication corporations are simply accessible over the Internet) to publish it. But the only thing you require is- a booty of vocabulary, which you have to excel in, by reading abundant books, by being a ravenous reader, coveting for books, like a famished dog coveting for a bone. Initiate with the classics first, since the illustrious writers of all time used gruelling words, with a ‘medieval’ approach of writing, and then go for the contemporary ones, and you’re done! You can then easily become an eminent writer within no time! That’s all I had to say.

Thanks for the interrogation!