Ashutosh Dutta has written an wonderful book “Do not Quit”. This is a really good book that is very necessary in the upcoming times. He also has interest in writing stories. Let us know more about him and his journey of writing.
Q1) How did you understand your calling as an author ? What was your first writing experience ?
I have been a voracious reader since childhood. Whenever I read a good book or article; it inspired me to create one .Good stories and ideas have always influenced me. Being an architect by profession ,the creative instinct was natural to me.
My first writing experience was during my college at IIT Roorkee. I wrote an anonymous story and posted on a social media group, It was liked and appreciated by lot of people overnight. That was an experience which gave me confidence to try with writing more.
Q2) How did you decide the plot for “Do not Quit”. Give us a short brief about the book .
The plot for “Do Not Quit” was inspired from people around me and their experiences. It is a book for youth who often feel lost in their different endeavors like exams,college,love and goals of life.It is a book which inspires that they should not quit on things that they truly want.It is a book about luck,love and life.
The story centers on the ambitious protagonist Ayush,whose life can be related to everybody.Everyone of us is the story’s hero.He suffer from all of the doubts,problems and conundrums that everyone has experienced or is now experiencing.He was a student of IIT Patna and was preparing for civil services exam.
Q3) Nowadays a majority of the youth is much more focused on social media rather than reading books. What is your view on this topic ?
Times are changing and definitely social media has become front runner. It is bound to happen with technological transformations. But books have their own place. When you read a book, then you go through all the experiences and knowledge of the author in a consolidated form. That experience of flipping through pages is priceless.
Q5) Kindly attach the links of your book so that the readers can get a grasp on these beautiful reads.
Q6) We know that there is a lot of hard work that goes behind the launching of book .From preparing the final manuscript to writing the first draft till publishing. Tell us how your experience was and to whom would you dedicate your success in this entire process?
Well,it took me around a year to write the book. I was writing it in parts and sometimes ,I would get lost in mid of the story not finding direction or ending. But,I motivated myself to complete the book focusing on motive to inspire the youth .I would like to dedicate my success in writing to God who made my life beautiful enough to create this story.
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