Being Bookworms presents Myriad tales author Raviraj Ramavarapu talk books and writing before the Kolkata launch of Myriad Tales in Art fair III with Sufia Khatoon
Being Bookworms presents Myriad Tales author Raviraj
Ramavarapu talk books and writing before the launch of Myriad
Tales. an anthology of 32 amazing stories in Kolkata in Art Fair III
on the 19th of Oct 3pm to 5pm
Dear Bookworms hope you had a wonderful pujas and an amazing Diwali. We are delighted to introduce to you one one of Myriad tales Kolkata authors so that you would be excited to meet him at the Myriad Tales Launch in Kolkata in Art Fair III on the 19th of oct 3pm to 5pm in Chemould Art gallery parkstreet following a musical performance by an upcoming band.
Myriad Tales edited and compiled by Suhail Mathur and published by Half Baked Beans.......is a book that was born out of an all India online short story writing competition where out of thousands 32 best stories were chosen and a book was born consisting of horror,thriller and comedy based stories.We all are excited for the launch and hoping to see you there.
We wish Raviraj all the best for it.
Raviraj Ramavarapu, a twenty years old second year English Honors student studying under University of Calcutta, and residing with his parents in Kolkata has competed his schooling from St. Xavier’s Sahibganj, Sainik School Korukonda, Andhra Pradesh and Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Bokaro. Having a taste of adventure in his nerves, he has also participated in a Special Adventure Course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. A Blue belt holder in this art, Taekwondo is one of the skills he always boasts about. Two of his short stories have been selected through competitions and are published in different anthologies so far
Q1: Tell us something about your story, how did you chance upon the contest?
A: My story, RAPED, is about an innocent girl Vaani. She has an obsession of watching crime based serials, which, according to her, will be helpful in future if at all she is trapped into a situation like that. My story stresses upon the thinking of a girl when she actually endures a situation like that, and how she reacts to it.
Through facebook, I knew that a contest is being held, but it was on Himani Ma’am suggestion did I dare to participate in this competition. And thus, this was the first Anthology competition I participated in, and luckily my story got selected.
Q2: What was like winning this contest? How many anthologies have you participated?
A: Winning a completion always feels wonderful. This being the first literary completion I participated in, I am excited. My happiness knew no bounds when I received the e-mail of my short story’s selection for Myraid Tales.
So far I have participated in two Anthologies.
Q3: Do you think anthologies are a good opportunity for young authors to try their hand in the skill of writing?
A: Definitely! Through competitions like this, they come to know where they actually stand and the reviews they receive, it shows them their shortcomings and the areas they need to work upon.
Q4: How do genres help in building the writing skills?
A: The power of imagination is everything. Till you don’t imagine how a scene you are going to write appears in your mind, you can’t pen it down. The genre you choose to write upon cannels your imagination, and the rest are words, through which you present your imagination on paper. At least that’s what I went through when I wrote my story, RAPED.
Q5: What is your way of going about a story? Do you think of a plot first and then build on it or visa-versa? Is there any formula to a successful-emotional romantic story? Which genre you like to write on?
A: To write a story, first I decide what emotion I need to express. Then, I recall incidents from my personal life that had made me go through a similar situation. You know, I am twenty years old, so sometimes I borrow it from the words I have heard, at times rumors, and sometimes experiences of others. Combining all, I make a rough sketch of how the proceedings of the story should be. Once I prepare the skeleton, rest are the words played to gear up with the need of the story, the emotion I need to put through my words, and there is where I put my imagination to play.
Well, frankly speaking, I have no idea about writing a romantic story. Hahah!
I like to write a tragedy.
Q6: What do you have to say about the Myriad Tales team Suhail, Chetan and Himani?