Today, we are thrilled to present an insightful interview with the talented wordsmith, Vasvi Tiwari, whose literary prowess has recently given birth to the enchanting fiction novel, “House As We Knew It.” In this interview, we’ll have the privilege of delving into Vasvi’s creative journey, exploring the depths of her inspiration, and gaining a deeper understanding of the intriguing narrative that unfolds within the pages of her latest masterpiece.
From the quiet corners of her imagination to the vibrant tapestry of her storytelling, Vasvi Tiwari invites us to step into a world where words wield the power to shape emotions, provoke thought, and transport us to places unknown. Join us as we uncover the nuances of “House As We Knew It” and gain insights into the mind of a storyteller who weaves magic with every sentence.
1. The concept of home and its emotional significance plays a central role in “House as we knew it.” Could you share a bit about your personal connection to the idea of home and how it influenced your storytelling?
Vasvi: Every individual has a unique relationship with their respective houses. Fortunately for me, I had grown up in an era absent of visual stimulators and other deflectors. Besides, the main attraction always was to be with the family where we got the opportunity to cherish the remarkable details of that undiluted life. In addition to that, both my parents were regular readers and we had a modest library highlighting our walls. Perhaps it was this atmosphere that put me on the right scent.
2. Nostalgia is a powerful theme in the book, resonating with many readers. How do you tap into the emotions of nostalgia and weave them into your writing to evoke such a strong response from your audience?
Vasvi: Apart from other brain functions human mind is largely a record room. Once we are successfully able to recollect the right feelings we open the gates for nostalgia. In my personal opinion, at some point, we all have lived interchangeable lives, this similarity forms a connection between a writer and the reader leading to the feeling of being cut from the same cloth.
3. The interplay between tradition and modernity is explored in the novel. How did you balance these two forces in your storytelling, and what message, if any, were you hoping to convey to your readers?
Vasvi: If you read the book, the lead character Samriddhi is born in the 1980s. In those days many things as we see today, like mobile phones, computers, and televisions were still fledging. Since it all advanced over the period of time I was able to neatly account for both the past and present. When I first conceived the idea of this story, my main focus was memories associated with ancestral houses but once I began to write I delved deeper into various aspects of such a house and its characters, it was then it occurred to me how unparalleled they are and how we must cherish our roots. Today’s pace of life is supremely accelerated, therefore, sometimes stories like this help us to ease the velocity of this unabating life as we know it today.
4. The novel delves into the lives of multiple characters with their own individual arcs. Did you have a favorite character to write, and why?
Vasvi: If you go to see, all characters are a fraction of my imagination so it is unfair to pick and choose or take a shine of anyone in particular, however, having said that, I did enjoy writing the character of Mrs. Manorama Trivedi. She is one figure that has a good deal of attractive aspects like wit, maturity, precision, and the air of sovereignty.
5. As a writer, what challenges did you face while crafting “House as we knew it”? How did you overcome them?
Vasvi: Writing is a solitary occupation that requires determination, consistency, and even perseverance, if either of them is absent the story starts to slack in the sense if a writer has imagined a scene and not traced it on paper just in time the thoughts disappear or he/she ends up being in two minds about it. To avoid crises, I often change my place of work and take short breaks after finishing each scene.
6. Your writing style beautifully captures the essence of the house and the family’s memories. Could you share some insights into your writing process and how you create such immersive storytelling?
Vasvi: Firstly, I like to decide the end, I guess it is easier to work backward. Secondly, I create a broad framework of how my story should flow, although I have never been able to successfully pen it down in the sense, point to point, once I start, I imagine my scenes and scribble them down on the computer instantly. Funnily, I have come to the realization after writing two acclaimed works that it takes time for the story to set. So I keep going back to the scene until I feel it is perfectly able to deliver my thoughts and let it rest for a day to be fully assured. It is such a pleasurable experience that I eat, drink, sleep, and think only about my work once I am at it.
7. Do you have any upcoming projects or writing plans that you’d like to share with your readers?
Vasvi: I do have a few projects that I am currently working on, it will be my pleasure to share them once they are sufficiently formed for the purpose. But without spilling the beans, stay tuned to my socials who knows we may have surprises coming up.
As we draw the curtains on this illuminating interview, Authortimes.com extends its heartfelt gratitude to Vasvi Tiwari for gracing us with her presence and sharing the inspirations and aspirations that have culminated in the creation of “House As We Knew It.” Through this conversation, we have traversed the landscape of creativity, explored the corridors of imagination, and discovered the essence of a narrative that promises to touch the hearts of readers far and wide.
Vasvi’s ability to craft a world where emotions and words converge is a testament to the power of literature to transcend boundaries and unite individuals through shared experiences. We eagerly anticipate the impact “House As We Knew It” will undoubtedly have on its readers, and we thank Vasvi for her invaluable contribution to the literary tapestry.
As we close this chapter of conversation, Authortimes.com encourages its readers to embark on the journey within the pages of “House As We Knew It,” to discover a world that Vasvi Tiwari has masterfully brought to life. Stay tuned for more enriching interviews and literary explorations, as we continue to celebrate the boundless realms of human creativity.