Aaksa Karuna Shah talks to Quillopia

Today we have the author of Lost Callahan, Aaksa Karuna Shah to tell us abot her writing venture and her experiences with writing. So Aaksa,
“Tell us something about yourself and when did you first realize you want to be a writer?”
I am very chatty and people’s person, I love arts and literature and I adore nature and beauty. I certainly feel that I am very different from others since childhood and I happen to like that thing about myself. But when they do I think they happen to enjoy my company. Not bragging pinky promise! I had never thought of becoming a writer unless and until I found myself expressing  too much on paper and realized I have turned into one already.
“Tell us about your book.”
Aaksa Karuna Shah Lost CallahanMy book is a blend of flavors. It has friendship, love, hate, drama and along with a strong stench of thrill as well. It talks about five friends who are looking for something that has been lost. Hence the name lost Callahan. In the quest they find each other and most importantly they find themselves in the process. This book is much more than just a story, it’s a reflection of life that almost all of us have lived at least once in our life. I am sure you will find some jigsaws in the story that would fit the canvas of your life too and you would be able to connect with it easily.
“What made you write on this topic?”
So when it came to selecting the topic, I didn’t really thought about it in much detail in the beginning. It was something that came out of me naturally, something like the story wrote itself. The topic was inspired by a real life person who had a great influence on my life, my late grandmother who had dissociative fugue.
“Where did you get the information and material for the book”
Research and the real life inspiration from a lot of experiences, books, movies, incidents and of course thinking. (Well yeah overthinking too…)
“Name one thing you learned while writing your book.”
Patience on larger picture and I learnt that when you’re writing,  it should come from within.
“Do you have any suggestions for me to become a better writer?”
I think experience is the best teacher, and for being a writer you must become a reader first and then go become an observer, a researcher and analyzer, and then maybe who knows you maybe the next Shakespeare?
Aaksa Karuna Shah“After this, are there any plans for your next book. If yes, then on what topic will it be?”

Yes! I am writing another book, but because of lack of time I haven’t been able to work on the same. It’s again a different story which no one really talks about, considering the society we live in. I don’t want to disclose the topic as of now. You will soon be hearing about it once the curtains are drawn. Thanks.

It was amazing talking to you Aaksa, and we would request you all to get in touch with her for more on the following channels.

Quillopia is a youth literature magazine run by young people.

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