Metro Diaries - Namrata
This is an enchanting series of blogs that have been put together in book form. They flow together smoothly, their common themes helping to connect them as you're reading. It reminded me of some of my own experiences. They are well written and a nice departure from reality.
Every once in a while I find myself witnessing a situation out in public that makes me wonder what that person or people are going through in life. What are they experiencing? What emotions are flowing through them? What would it be like to live a day in their shoes?
Metro Diaries gives us a chance to live a different life in each short story included. Some are happy and some are not, but they each give us a unique perspective, reminding us that everyone is going through something unique.
Some Bio Information
Namrata heads the editorial and marketing team for Bloody Good Book Publishing House. She is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 8 anthologies, a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer's Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
Metro Diaries is a series on my blog. It began when I started travelling frequently due to work. Everywhere I went I saw stories and this seemed to be the best way to capture them.
After almost a year and a half of it running on my blog some of the ardent readers suggested it takes the form of a book as they would love to have it as a keepsake. A reminder that love still exists around us waiting to be found. And that is how this book was born.
Their love and faith in me and my writing inspired me to write this book.
2. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?
I am usually a night person. Most of my stories are born in the darkness of the night. I like scribbling them in bits and pieces ... Mulling over them before finally giving them the shape of a story.
3. How long did it take you to write this book?
It took me 8 months to write this book.
4. Do you think a person can truly appreciate love without having experience in understanding lost love?
Like it is said in life to understand pain you need to know what joy is. Likewise losing love is a part of the process of understanding love better. We meet people for a reason and it is that reason which stays with us forever.
5. How would you describe your writing style?
I have a very easy going style of writing which connects with a reader instantly. I rely more on emotions than drastic twists in my story.
6. What would you like readers to take away from your book?
I would like them to take away some hope and love. I want them to remember no bend is the end of the world and there is nothing that doesn't have a solution.
7. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
I want to make a difference. I want to touch hearts. Leave a smile. Even if it's to just one person. But the fact that I did it would be enough for me.