Interview with Debjani Chattopadhyay, the prestigious participant of The Rising Writers 2022 organised by The Flourishing Publication
- How’s your journey as a writer till now?
A. It’s an amalgamation of full of ups and downs to be honest. But over all, I would say pretty good. I get to learn every day and hopefully distribute some knowledge to my fellow humans too. My debut book The changing colours of my heart taught me a lot and I’m so proud of how far it has come. From being a writer to an author, the journey is tough, but so enlightening. I won’t change a single thing for the world. After all it’s not about the destination, but the journey. And I’m loving my journey so far.
- Your achievements till now?
A. My best achievement till date is my debut poetry book The changing colours of my heart. It has the emotions that comes from different shades of life. I poured my heart out on this one. And other than that I have coauthored and compiled several books and have been project head of many books too. I’ve been featured as Top ten most talented Indian writers 2021 by prestigious organization as well as got featured in Passion Review international magazine September issue 2021.
- What would you like to convey to our readers?
A. My motto in life is Never give up. So I would like to convey them this as well that no matter what, never cease to believe in yourself. Never stop trying. Failure is not failure. It’s a stepping stone to your success. But when you stop trying that is the actual failure. So, please hustle, until you achieve your dreams. And don’t forget to be kind!
- What/who has been your inspiration in this journey?
A. My biggest inspiration is the love I have for writing. A writer’s biggest asset is the sensitivity that we carry with us. The way we see the world around us. I think this is what inspires me the most. But yes, many poets inspire me as well such as the great Charles Bukowski, Khalil Gibran etc.
- What’s your favorite book and why?
A. You can’t ask this question to a bookworm. I literally indulge in every book that I can grab. Since childhood, maybe started with some fairy tales, then came Pride and Prejudices, and the list is still going on.