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INTERVIEW WITH VIKRAM VERMA


Novel: Guru with Guitar

Genre: Love and philosophy



Life is like a guitar. Tune. Play. Repeat,” says Viktor, a US based financial professional of Indian origin. He was rich, smart, intelligent, witty and emotional too, but still was lost in finding the purpose of his life. In spite of his great job and hefty pay package, he didn't feel the sense of contentment. Then he met Kim, his lady luck. She helped him realize his dream life, sparking a love story. Despite his failure in pursuit of his dream, Kim stood by him…till she decided to move on. Viktor is heart-broken, lost again, and struggles to balance his aspirations and office life.



VIKRAM'S novel is a philosophy in modern story. What drew him to this genre?

Vikram write his own quotes and telling all Gyan (knowledge) in a vanilla form should have gone waste. So he intervened a love story around him and created his novel in this genre. There are 118 original quotes invented and written by him in this novel which are now getting world famous on social medial. People tag him in their photos with his quotes from this novel.



Author interview (Question & Answer)



How did you come up with premise for Guru with guitar (Novel)? Was it something that you experienced?


Vikram: This novel is mix of my experiences and imaginations. All I tried to do was to cultivate a love story around the mid-life crisis where a person is lost and really needs a purpose of life; which once happened with me.




In one of my blog pieces, I discuss how to approach writing a novel, but it is mainly targeted towards those who want to write fiction novels. What advice would you give someone on how to approach writing a philosophy concept novel?


Vikram: There is no definitive and single set of principle of life. There are many and we learn these principles in early or later part of our life. All we need to do is to stop running in rat race, take out some time, think about what bothers or motivates us and create a principle to deal with it. I write mostly on the principles of life from problems that I have faced and share with others through my novels.



Do you think writers need to feel strong, loving emotions in order to write this kind of novel?


Vikram: Definitely yes. I believe, I can't write if I can't feel it. I smile and at times cry as well while writing a scene in my novels. I have got good feedback from people that few of the scenes made them cry and a few, laugh aloud.


How has writing changed you?


Vikram: I consider myself like a pencil, and writing is my sharpen. It refines me, gives me new set of glasses to look at the world and situations.



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