Exclusive Interview with
Dr. Venugopal K. Menon
When did you start writing?
My book, 'My Mother Called Me Unni', is already published.
What makes writing your passion?
It is the best way to express and share your thoughts.
How long have you been writing?
All my life
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
Almost like when your first child was born
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
It is my life story, and all the characters are alive in my mind
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
It has been a pleasure; no annoyance
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
Like old age, it happens
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
If you like yourself and love to express your thoughts, it is a pleasure to express.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Carry on as your heart desires; you are going to love what you find
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Luckily, of all the several reviews, there is not a single one obnoxious.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
Like a soft pat on my back
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
My book is all about my life, nothing but the truth, but not the whole truth!
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
Each individual is a unique creation of the Creator; there is never a duplicate
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
That reflects the inside of the book
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I love it; it has been an honor to chat with several of my readers
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
A bit flattered