Writers who write from the heart are easy to spot; they write – a lot and they write to feed the urge to write. So it does not matter whether it is about love, hate, longing, life or myths. Anything that moves them is their muse. What matters is that their writing moves you and makes you a part of their story as you read it.
The lady who dons many hats and writes equally diverse plots; revenge with romance, fantasy with love and a lot in between. I had written about her books last year during the A to Z Challenge and today I welcome her on my blog.
I am honored to welcome Falguni Kothari to my blog as she talks about what moves her to write and how.
Booties to Battles; Romance to Supernatural – How has the journey enriched you as a writer?
Over to Falguni.
Off the bat, I’ll never get bored of writing if I keep jumping between booties and battles, or romance to supernatural.
Great guest post topic, btw J
On a serious note, I did not consciously set out to write such diverse stories. I write when a character pops into my head. It starts with the protagonist for me. Always. I imagine the heroine/hero or both, and my story forms around them. Their character, their situations, their looks, their problems…become the story. I suppose I am a character-based writer, and not a plot-based one.
Another enriching factor of writing is that I get to be so many different characters. As you said, from booties to battles. I’ve been a lawyer, a green architect, a supermodel, a financier, a warrior, a maiden, a lover, a betrayer, a devil, a God, a cancer patient… You get the picture.
All the characters in my books are ME. Those are my thoughts or my beliefs or my personality being narrated through them. Things that I am opposed to become their issues. Social matters or cultural mores that I want highlighted, get a platform through my characters and their stories.
In knowing my characters, I have come to know myself better. It has made me more compassionate. To write a character who is not like me at all (Diya from Bootie and the Beast) gave me insight into the friend who I loosely based Diya on. It made me not view her obsession with looking good in a negative light. It made me stop mocking her.
Then there is the research that goes into any project. The sheer amount of knowledge I’ve gained from book research has enriched not only my mind but also my soul. The world had always amazed me, but knowing it better or more profoundly inspires me. The world has so much to offer, and I am greedy enough to take it all with both hands.
Take it, treasure it, write about it. Then gift it all back through my stories…to you.
Thanks for reading!
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Soul Warrior: Age of Kali
Fight fate, or succumb to destiny?
In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil-willed asuras or demons. When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment. Suddenly, Lord Karna is not only battling the usual asuras with sinister agendas, but also rebellious students and a fault-ridden past.
Spanning the cosmic realms of mythic India, here is a tale of a band of supernatural warriors who come together over a singular purpose: the salvation of Karna’s secret child.
About the Author
Falguni Kothari is a New York-based hybrid author, and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance. She writes in a variety of genres sewn together by the colorful and cultural threads of her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. She is published in India in contemporary fiction with global e-book availability, and launches her mythic fantasy series, the Age of Kali, with SOUL WARRIOR. When not writing, dancing or being a domestic goddess, she fools around on all manner of social media, and loves to connect with readers.
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