Ever so smiling Rajyavardhan Singh
Q1. Tell me something about yourself?
Well, I’m an engineering student pursuing my undergraduate in CSE at VIT University. Currently, I’m in the second year and The quotation I live my life by is- ‘’You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’’. I love to express my feelings, emotions through my writings. I’m a night thinker. When people sleep, and there is silence all around in that silence, I write. I’m a kind of person who sits in the last corner of the class near the window and writes something. This is the first time I did something for myself; I decided to do something on my own without caring about the result. Writing is something that brings happiness to my life, and it’s my escape when things aren’t going well. Like, I can depend on it to change my mood. Writing is something I want to continue, and I don’t see myself ever quitting. People who know me best say that I think a lot and I shouldn’t. But I’m happy for it because today this thinking only made me something which I never thought of in my dreams. I see the world as that there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind so everyone should live their life as they want to and do what they like to do. Beside this, I love singing and playing guitar too.
Q2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
One day I realized that I had a missing piece from my life and I need to find it and then writing came in my life. I had no idea when I decided to become a writer. Writing has always happened naturally to me. I write so that people around me feel the same way as I do and can relate my writing with their life. I like to write something that can make people read the last word, close the book, sit back in their chair and just think of it for a while. I’m a kind of student who doesn’t like to study at all, I feel like a trapped bird who wants to fly high in the sky. I chose engineering or engineering picked me I don’t know, but at least because of it; I founded myself. I started writing in college; I used to write Hindi poetries in starting then I switched to English. I used to show my work to my friends, and they used to love it. I just never realized that I wanted to be a writer until August 10, 2017, that was the day I consciously put a pen on paper to write my first English poem that I had in my heart and that day I realized I'd make it. So the answer, I never knew……..It just happened. And now I don’t plan on stopping because of its what I love to do.
Q3. Who were your mentors in your writing journey?
I have been lucky enough to have many mentors in my life. I never thought that my parents won’t say anything on this as on the day when I told them about this they said that ‘We’re proud of you’ and that day I realized I won’t stop so, First of all, my parents and my brother who never questioned me, they just supported me throughout my journey and always believed in me that I’d make it, Those smiles on their faces made me work more on this. And then there comes Sir Nikhil Chandwani, the person who gave my life a different path. He is a friend, a mentor, a family to me and he’s the one who always motivated me to write. He was there for me in my good as well as my bad times.He always believed in my work and appreciated it. I learned a lot from him and he’s the one who inspired me to become a writer.And at last but not the least my friends who were always there for me and guided me in the dark. My college life wouldn’t be so fun and amazing without them.
Q4. What do you think makes a good story?
I think a good story should take the readers away from his own world and transfers them into a whole different world or the story should be the one that readers can relate to their own life. A story should invoke the reader’s imagination and it should also have an emotional engagement with the reader. A story should have a well well-developed theme, engaging plot, suitable structure, memorable characters, well-chosen settings, and attractive style. Also, there is a good chance of a story to be powerful if it is simple and familiar to the reader.
Q5. Tell us more about your work?
So basically my book is completely on poetries, and the theme I chose is LOVE. This book is something worth reading, and readers would just love it. Anyone can read this book; there’s no age barrier. I think that love is an emotion which you cannot describe in one line or feel it all at once. It takes time to understand this love. This book takes you on a journey of different emotions of love. A book in which you’ll know that there’s more to this Love and It can change your conception about love somehow. It will take you in a different world where you'll feel all the emotions of love at once, and it will answer your unanswered questions about love.
Q6. A common misconception entwined with authors is that they are socially inept. How true is that?
I assume you’ve never met me then. I think some people out there in this world mainly don’t understand the struggle of spending thousands of hours with imaginary people. We know the exact feeling, we live with it and we’re happy with it. The writer needs peace to write something and that doesn’t make them socially inept. On the other hand, they are the completely different person you’ll love to know about. Writers are the one who challenges themselves in fitting between writing and other jobs, We set and maintain healthy boundaries. I’m an ambivert, Sometimes I’m the most fun person to be with and sometimes I just want to stay alone but that doesn’t make me socially inept. Does it? I want and need my friends and I want my friends to want and need me. When I realize it’s been too long since I’ve met up with a friend or called a long-distance friend, I force myself to reconnect with the real world. It always feels good, but when it comes to writing something then I don’t take any breaks to socialize before completing my part of my goal. Likewise, some people will understand our work and our lifestyle; others never will. Some people will understand us, our quirks and our traits; others never will.
Q7. Do you believe it is more challenging to write about beliefs that conflict with the ones you hold yourself?
No I don’t think so, you just need to find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted by anyone, and now you need to think about the life events that were challenging for you and at what age and write them down somewhere. Now you need to think about the beliefs which you formed because of those events because these are the events from where most of your limiting beliefs come from. Look at each of your beliefs and write down the expectations you built as a result. Soon you’ll begin to see a story of your life and now its done. And it’s your choice to change any of your limiting belief based on what current you want in your life, and you’ll see get results. That’s it; it’s not that challenging as you think of it.