Chirdeep Malhotra . Updated: 3/15/2022 1:38:21 PM Books and Authors

Author Interview: Kajol Chourasia

Kajol Chourasia is a Chartered Accountant by profession, who has just started her corporate career with a multinational company. She is also a social media influencer on Instagram and a book reviewer. She is a dreamer and an achiever who believes in serving humanity and spreading happiness in this world. Life has been her biggest teacher. She has recently come out with her first book “The Drabble World”, with which she strives to give her readers a different kind of reading experience altogether. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, she talks about her book, her writing journey, her favourite books and authors, and much more. Read on!

Please tell us more about Kajol Chourasia as a person.

I believe in serving humanity and in positive vibes. I am a firm believer of God. I think we should always strive to be a better version of ourselves. I am an ambitious soul. I love to live a classy lifestyle and to be with genuine people who are worth having my time. All I want to do in my life is to explore this world and achieve great heights while being a generous soul.

Has writing always been a part of your life? Or did you chance upon it later on and then instantly fell in love with it?

No, I think writing, for me, just happened. I had never thought of becoming an author in my life. But yes, I always knew I am different from others and I am a creative soul. I think Covid-19, although a bad phase of our life, has helped many of us to unfold our true potential.

Please tell us more about your book “The Drabble World: Stories to Live By”.

It’s a fascinating assortment of fiction, reality, feelings, and dreamy tales to evoke the feeling of nostalgia and empathy for the readers. Each drabble brings out an interesting facet of the human predicament. It’s a perfect book for those who want to start reading but they are not sure from where to start. Since each drabble is independent of others, you can start reading it anytime anywhere, like when you are travelling or in a mood for a quick light read. It is also a great fit for our elderly generation that wants to pass their time in a light but productive way.

What inspired you to write these fictional tales?

I wanted to serve the readers something really interesting and meaningful in the form of this book, where they could learn the correct way of looking at life while keeping their interest intact.

What are some of the themes that you have discussed in the short fiction in this book?

I think that this book covers almost everything ranging from love, romance, suspense, life lessons, social issues, fun, and a lot more. It's a complete package of different emotions in a single book.

Which drabble from the book is a personal favourite? Why?

I think there are many which are close to my heart, but “God The Invigilator”, that shows how one unexpectedly pays for one’s Karma, as its title suggests, and “Birth of a Mother”, which is a unique and heart touching story of a mother.

Can you tell us more about your writing process for this book of drabble stories?

Writing this book was something like God’s calling. During the second wave of Covid, my CA-Final exam got postponed by one month. I had already written 8 drabbles, and I felt like utilizing that extra time to do something productive and I wrote 92 additional drabbles within 20 days to make it 100, and publish these in the form of a book. The main objective behind writing each drabble was to give readers a different reading experience altogether at the end of each story.

What were some of the challenges while writing this book?

Yes, the first and foremost challenge was to write 100 meaningful stories, each in exactly 100 words which should have a beginning, middle, and ending. The second challenge was to cover different aspects of human life, covering different emotions and to turn that into a beautiful story that leaves the readers bemused at the end of it.

Can you recommend five books from any genre, for our readers to add to their reading lists, that you particularly cherish?

These are “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki, “The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy, “Roses Are Blood Red” by Novoneel Chakraborty, “The Magic Of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz, and my book “The Drabble World”.

What are your other interests apart from writing?

Apart from writing, I love creating content, which I already do on my Instagram page, and dancing, cooking, exploring different places are my other part-time hobbies.

There are many new writers and poets who are aspiring to get their work published. What would you say to them?

I would just say that if you believe that you want to do this and your intentions are good, just do it. There is no better time of doing things than when you are really mad for doing something. So just write it and try hard to make it successful. Trust me every effort is worth it in the end.

What are you working on next? Any new literary projects that our readers should look out for?

Currently, I am not working on any project although I wish to, because I am quite occupied with other things like marketing of this book, office work, book reviews, blogging, and fun of course. Once this book turns into a success, I will think of part 2 or will come up with some new meaningful concept for our readers in the form of a book.

Can you share with our readers a motivational quote that keeps you going?

My favourite motivational quote which keeps me going is – “Never be afraid of raising yourself from the ashes.”

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