Today, we’re extremely excited to introduce a very special guest to e-Books India. Her name is Amisha Sethi, and she is author of the story entitled It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Nice. Read on to find out what Amisha had to say in response to a series of our questions about herself and her book.
Hello Amisha and welcome to e-Books India! We’re thrilled to have you join us for this interview. Please tell us about you. Where are you from? What is your professional background and how did you become an author?
First of all it’s an honour to be here. Thank you so much. Well I am simple girl with a handful of simple values and a rock solid purpose in life. I am originally from Delhi. I loved my Delhi days every bit, from bunking classes to choreography to crazy movie watching. I am a marketing professional with 14 years of experience in consumer marketing and strategy in both Global and APAC roles at companies like BlackBerry, Airtel and AirAsia. I am currently the brand advisor to couple of global and Indian start-ups.
I have been doing extensive research in ancient scriptures and sculptures. The transcending wisdom from these scriptures is timeless. My own self-realisation moment, the glorious ‘moment of truth’ made me comprehend “MY Life’s” purpose, which is to be a good human being with each passing day. The quest of taking this purpose to millions germinated the idea of writing my first book. I think this is the most meaningful work I have ever done in my life.
You’re the author of the book entitled It Doesn’t Hurt to be Nice, which was published last year. Can you please tell us a bit about this book? How did you come up with the idea for this particular story?
The book is about a young girl who realises the ultimate truth of life by connecting her various dramatic and hilarious experiences. Each experience, good or bad, is like a divine lesson to take you inch by inch closer to the ultimate human life purpose, which is nothing but the ultimate peace or what we call “Nirvana”!! The book is simple and short, and has its doses of entertainment, versus from ancient scriptures like Upanishads, western philosophers and also scientific relevance of the wisdom. Every word is from the bottom of my heart. I realized that the simple values of love, empathy, giving unconditionally, compassion and mastering thoughts are so not common. We spend our entire life chasing happiness without realizing that happiness can never ever come from hurting others, money, power and fame. I wanted to take this message in a fun and entertaining way to as many as I can. A world full of love and compassion is heaven and not the one full of money and gadgets.
Are you working on any other books(s)? If so, can you please tell us what we can expect to see from you in the future?
Yes indeed I am working on my next title, which is called “Love is simple but why Men are so complex”. 🙂
It touches the beautiful nuances of love and its spiritual connections in a hilarious yet emotional way.
I am also working on turning my first book into a Bollywood movie. Stay tuned!
Can you please tell us about your approach to writing? For example, do you follow structures and writing rules? Or do you write in a free flow way? Do you have any particular time of the day you like to write? Or any specific environment you prefer to sit down and write?
Every word I write, I feel it before I pen. So every word is from the bottom of my heart. I am an impulsive writer and an extremely emotional one. It’s funny but usually I have tears in my eyes while I am writing something intense. I prefer to write amidst nature and in an absolute calm environment. Currently, my writing hot spot is my private garden cum balcony in the middle of the night on my couch swing, with stars on the top and a small yellow lamp on the side. 🙂 !
What other things do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Well I am working of course as brand chief. I like to paint and recently did an exhibition of my paintings in Bangalore. I love to dance, run, travel, read and spend time in meditation. I also do motivational talking at various youth forums.
From your experiences, could you please share 2-3 top tips to help beginner authors who want to publish a novel?
I suggest anyone who wants to be an author to write and write, no matter how raw the thoughts are, just write endlessly. You can always go back and structure them, organize them and make it into a story the way it appeals to you the most. Be natural and do not copy anyone’s style. You are so unique. Your thoughts are again beautifully different and believe in that fact. I feel every creator should have a purpose, and hence it will be great if your writing also indeed has a purpose, which can positively impact whoever reads your ‘piece of art’.
How can people find out more about you?
My Facebook page: facebook.com/amishasethiauthor
Or one can check my Wikipedia profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amisha_Sethi
My website: www.amishasethi.com
Getting a copy of It Doesn’t Hurt to be Nice
We would like to express our deep thanks to Amisha for answering our questions. If you would like to get a copy of her book It Doesn’t Hurt to be Nice, it is available from stores such as Amazon.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hv1.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of eBooks India. He is also a prolific eBook writer with over 25 titles to his name.[/author_info] [/author]