To kick off the international blog hop, I would like to introduce Haresh Daswani and his short story collection, EVOLUTION OF INSANITY. To learn more about Haresh and the inspiration behind his book, read on!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am an entrepreneur in the field of environmental solutions, an Executive Vice President for JCI Fort Bonifacio Taguig City, a columnist for National Free Press, and many more random things I do out of boredom and curiosity.
Tell us about Evolution of Insanity.
Evolution of Insanity is a collection of short stories revolving around the thoughts of the author, seeing sanity in the insane, the insanity in the sane. It questions, twists, destroys, and dissects ones thoughts on reality, rediscovering taboos and questioning them, and thus liberates one’s thoughts to see things in a completely different perspective that one would never have thought about.
Why did you choose the genre and title of your book?
The book, more than ever, is an evolved concept of writing wherein the
choice of words paint the picture and is to be felt, the structure and
emphasis are put in specific places to be able to deliver not only the
tangible message, but the intangible as well. Experimental literature
marries the less common, and oftentimes completely revolutionary style of
writing to be brought to fruition.
What was your favourite chapter to write and why?
I enjoyed writing White Lines because it was a start of my cementing a new
evolved phase in writing. It has refined a lot of my concepts, and has a
stronger, confident voice.
Why do you feel you had to tell this story?
Because everyone is obliged to share their thoughts, concepts, and whatever
wisdom one has to the world to be looked into, refined, and evolved.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Enjoy writing, as good food can be tasted from the hands of a cook who
enjoys cooking, writing can be tasted the same way.
How do you market your book?
Right now it is scattered, but focused on gathering more reviews.
What are you working on now?
Whatever new short stories I can conjure and share.
Why did you decide to publish independently?
Mainstream publishers will want to edit the book. It will lose its essence
if that is done.
How do you describe yourself through your book?
The book is an expression of my thoughts, of my certain characters, where I
do not need to apologize and where I can experiment. My writing is meant to
help others think rather than follow, it gives light to previous thoughts,
and sees the sanity in all that is insane.
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International Blog Hop & Giveaway
This is the first interview in the International Blog Hop to launch my thriller, Bloodletter, and YA fantasy, Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch. Haresh is one of seven authors participating in this event.
This International Blog Hop starts July 1st and runs for 30 days. There are well over 50 books to giveaway (mostly ebooks but some paperbacks as well) so there are lots of chances to win!
To enter, visit: http://www.angelhaze.com/2011/07/01/blog-hop/
Also on today’s agenda, Katie M John interviews me about my YA fantasy, Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch. Click on the link to to hop to her website. http://katiemjohn.blogspot.com/2011/07/interview-teaser-indie-writer-angel.html