Author Stories

Avisek Prasad

Book: Behind The Crimson Tears

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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.
Thank you very much for your good wishes. It really means a lot to me. Speaking about my daily life, it's pretty much normal like every other person and sometimes it is even boring. I do have a 9-5 day job. I work as a software engineer in an IT company. Writing for me is a passion. It not only provides me an exile from the stress of real world but also it provides a medium to express my views and showcase the real side of society in an interesting and dramatic way! Apart from writing, I have interest in art too. I am bit introvert and don't have much friends or any happening friend circle to hang out with but I do love spending time with poor children and provide them food / monetary help as and when required as per my feasibility.

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?
I have been writing since my college days. But it was mostly scribbles. I actually never planned to write an end to end novel until one incident which I witnessed.

It happened one day when I went to hospital for my regular check-up. There, I saw a woman, may be in her 30s, came to hospital and was writhing in pain. From the people talking around there, I came to know that she had a miscarriage. I decided to wait there while she was taken inside the operation theatre. Once she came out from OT, and was transferred to her bed, the doctor was literally yelling at her. “Tell me how did it happen? Who did it?” he shouted. The lady was quiet. And after a moment, she replied “I slipped at the stairs”. She lied. Just by seeing her, any one could have guessed that she was lying. She had bruise on her eyes, marks on her forearms. She was beaten by someone. It was a case of domestic violence undoubtedly. But she refused to speak up anything about it.

This incident inculcated a thought inside me, that why did that woman refuse to speak? And how many such kind of women could be there like her who never speak about their pain which they go through daily. And when I researched and delved more into this issue, the statistics were really shocking and heart-breaking. Domestic violence and other crimes on women are very much prevalent in our society but people really don't want to speak about it in public due to societal shame. It was at that moment when I decided to write a story to address such persisting issues and thus, BEHIND THE CRIMSON TEARS was written.

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?
As I told that BEHIND THE CRIMSON TEARS is a social fiction and it portrays the dark side of our society. But the story has an inherent message that life is indeed difficult but we are not weak either. All we need to do is to find our inner strength behind our tears and stand strong against all the odds and fight back in every dreadful situation.

Moreover, I wrote the story in a way so that my readers find it engaging till the end. It has all the flavours of friendship, pain, love, revenge, sacrifice and strength! I know people are busy and if they are taking out time from their busy schedule to read my book, I make sure that I tell them a story which is worth their time. I am sure that my readers will definitely find it an interesting read.

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.
I would suggest all the new upcoming writers to always trust their talent, no matter what and dedicate time for writing in a disciplined way. Writing is a lonely job and it requires a lot of patience. And the most important thing about writing which I believe is , you should always write a story which you can feel. Unless you as a writer can't feel it, your readers would never be able to connect to your story.