Here is an introduction about our author:
The author, Shiv A Kapoor, is a Content Strategist by profession and a movie fanatic.He has written multiple short stories published on Amazon, Juggernaut, andWattpad. He likes the combination of green tea, books, and the couch. His bestfriend – Alizeh (Rittaj), best teacher – Life…
Let’s dive into the interview to know more about our author!
1. Can you tell us a little about your book?
Prem Says Yes To Shaadi is a hilarious yet realistic tale about two Indianfamilies, wittingly touching upon the complex subject of the various mythsand beliefs that the Indians hold, conveniently termed as the “Indianmentality” towards the institution of marriage. It sheds light on the social andfun customs as well as the harsh realities of the Indian traditions andtheir subtle veracities.In this book, the readers get a detailed glimpse into the culture of the Indiansociety, along with its various good and not-so-good aspects, all the whiledramatically witnessing the inevitable generation gap that causes conflicts inthe families of today’s India.But above everything else, we get to see how love conquers everyone’sheart, uniting them over differences in caste, culture, and status.
2. Is there a specific event that inspired this story or was this an out of the blueidea?
The first scene of the book is an actual experience that gave birth to the ideaof writing a book, explaining the madness that revolved around an individualwho is 27 and single unmarried.
3. What got you writing in the first place?
After switching from CA to the field of content writing, I started exploringdifferent spaces. I had to write a script for video content for one of ourclients. It was the first time I had worked on the narrative thread, and it wasso exciting that I didn’t want to get out of the zone. At that time, I wrote andpublished my first short story.
4. What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?
It’s always a challenge to complete the first draft, and I was happy I did it. Istill have my first draft, and I have a few unexplored passages in there. So,yeah. It was special.
5. Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?
The sarcasm pinpointed in the novel about the unnecessary obligations inIndia when we talk about marriages. Connect with it; living it.
6. What makes your book the one to read?
The Bollywoodish Big Fat Indian Wedding theme is what we all love, and thebook is a fun read. So, I think it should click well.
7. What was the best advice you got while writing?
Enjoy writing the first draft without thinking about what’s right or wrong. Justkeep writing and complete the first draft.
8. Who’s your all-time favourite author? Which book of his/hers made youfall in love with them?
Shiv A Kapoor. Prem Says Yes To Shaadi is his only published book now. So,this author.
9. What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?
If you don’t enjoy what you are writing, don’t write it.
10. What was your hardest scene to write?
Emotional scene. It is challenging to write one convincingly.
11. Do you have another plot brewing?
Yes, two are complete, and I am editing the third one. Hopefully, they will bepublished before the year ends.
Amazon live link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9395079339