Author Interview|Anugrah Edmonds |The Literature Today

Akhila Saroha: First of all, congratulations on the publication of your book. How has the audience responded to the book so far?
Anugrah Edmonds: Thankyou. Those that have read the book have told that it is an interesting read.

Akhila Saroha: How far did your own experiences inspire the stories you wrote?
Anugrah Edmonds: This might sound a little strange but honestly, one of the chapters of the book came to me in a dream, in very vivid details. And I built the remainder of the book around it. It has also been greatly inspired by my own life experiences and those of my friends and clients.

Akhila SarohaHow far did your own experiences inspire the stories you wrote?
Anugrah Edmonds: They say we can write only what we know. So yes most of the book has been inspired by my experiences and those close to me.

Akhila Saroha: What are your views about psychology as an evolving genre in the field of writing?
Anugrah Edmonds: Oh yes I believe that contemporary writers should take into account the psychological aspect of their characters’ lives and personalities. In my personal opinion most of the literature is actually a reflection of human psychology.

Akhila Saroha: As a psychologist, what is your basic message through the book?
Anugrah Edmonds: As I psychologist the one message that I would like to bring home to my readers is that they are not alone in their suffering. Most of humanity shares similar experiences. Also every life is a story and the protagonist has the pen.

Akhila Saroha: How did you decide on the stories you were going to include in the book?
Anugrah Edmonds: My target was to include the experiences most relatable to most of the people, and to build around the emotional aspect of those experiences.

Akhila Saroha: How far do you think self help books influence people?
Anugrah Edmonds: I have a mixed opinion about self help books. To some readers it might be transformational and to others they might seem too preachy.

Akhila Saroha: How did you decide on the issues you were going to write?
Anugrah Edmonds: I owe a lot of the issues I have mentioned to the experiences of my clients in therapy.

Akhila Saroha: Are there any particular authors or books you enjoy reading
Anugrah Edmonds: I am thoroughly inspired by the works of Paolo Coelho. I do believe that his very simple words directly touch the soul. They watered my psyche in those years of my life when I was still finding myself.

Akhila SarohaWould you like to give any advice to budding writers?
Anugrah Edmonds: Yes, be yourself when writing. There is no correct of elite way of writing. Your experiences and thoughts are unique, capture those.

Akhila Saroha: Please tell us about your future projects in writing?
Anugrah Edmonds: I am coming up with another book in which I am going to write about the experiences of one particular client of mine. I am actually co-authoring it with her. It is going to be cantered around her experience in therapy.

Akhila Saroha: What would you like to say about contemporary writing?
Anugrah Edmonds: I believe whatever connects with the readers is a good piece of work.

Akhila Saroha: Thank you so much for sparing your time and answering the questions. All the best to you.
Anugrah Edmonds: Thank you.

  • Paperback: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Evincepub Publishing; 1 edition (1 February 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9389774772
  • ISBN-13: 978-9389774771
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