Booksclinic: Who are you? What do you do?
Jyoti: A girl with big dreams, someone who is willing to inspire tons of souls out there through words. I am a full time Writer.
Booksclinic: What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?
Jyoti: I try to write every single day. I prefer to start early in the morning however, I get no time and so, I write in the evenings, in the afternoons and on some days, before going to sleep but, in my mind, I am always writing something. It’s not necessary to write down every word that I get in my mind. On the back of my mind, some poetry and stories would be running in the highest speed almost all the time.
Booksclinic: What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you, what tools are must-haves for writers?
Jyoti: Reading is important and it helps a lot to a Writer in one way or the other. Being honest on the paper is so very important. Don’t try to copy someone else, being genuine is necessary. Tell your own story in your own way, just follow the basic rules. Compare your work with your own work of yesterday – Improve, learn and relearn.
Booksclinic: What motivates you to write?
Jyoti: My own life, experiences I’ve had, memories that I have motivates me to write. My past, my dreams and people around me are my inspiration.
Booksclinic: Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Jyoti: At times, I just cannot really focus on writing due to my personal issues or for whatever reasons otherwise, I am a dedicated person. I do nothing big when I suffer from writer’s block, I just take it a little slowly, I relax, and I try to focus on other works and help myself.
Booksclinic: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Jyoti: If someone who is going through this interview today is aspiring to become a writer, or a published writer, or even a respected writer. I just suggest you to START WRITING. If you haven’t put your pen to paper or typed a story on your laptop, do it today in your own way. In the way you can. Don’t sit there for days, months and years thinking about the grammar, sentence formations or something else as such. Don’t be an aspiring Writer for a long period of time, if you are just thinking about writing, and haven’t yet actually done it, it won’t do any good for you instead, you can start today and keep learning. It’s very much important to take the first step!
Booksclinic: What is the message in your books? What are your readers’ reactions to it?
Jyoti: I write Poetry, Articles, Micro-Tales, Short-Stories, Quotes, Essays, Self-Help words. I write real-stories. I write on Love, Relationships, Hope. Wisdom. Dreams, Life, Heart-breaks and I feel, I experimented and explored all the genres a little. I write for kids, youngsters and much older people as well. I believe all of my poems, my stories, my articles or anything that I write have the deep hidden meanings and messages. I write to spread love, positivity and hope. I write to remove the darkness in someone else’s heart, I write with the hope to help people a little in my own ways. And gladly, my readers are happy with my works. Many people who go through my online works / write-ups are able to connect with my words. I feel happy hearing from my readers. Their likes, comments, shares, personal messages helps me a lot.
Booksclinic: Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?
Jyoti: I healed myself with words. I bleed on paper. I write so well when I am in pain, when I am not in the happy mood. I write well during my bad days and lonely nights. I feel free when I am left all alone to write and there’s no one around me. My books made me realize that I am much stronger than I once thought. I need nothing in life but, my laptop, some blank pages, few pens, some money to travel all over the India, few caring loving and understanding humans and perhaps, a lot of genuine love.
Booksclinic: What are your current/future projects?
Jyoti: I started working on my 6th book however, I am not yet sure if it is going to be my next book or the 7th one. I am currently working on a non-fiction book. Since 2016, I am releasing one book a year but, this year, I released two (The Curved Rainbow & The Forest of Feelings) I am planning to release the next book by the end of 2020.
Booksclinic: What book(s)/author(s) have influenced your life and writing?
Jyoti: No Author and no book inspired me to write. To be honest, I have no favourite Authors or any influencers however, every book that I read, every author who made it big, every writer who is giving the best to their work inspire me. Everybody has a different story, different background, various emotions and experiences. I don’t want to fall hard for the work of one and criticize the other. I can never do that because, I always feel that every person have something to teach me, even the worst of experiences we’ve had gives us something great to learn so, I would like to say that I have just too many favourite writers, too many favourite books.
Jagriti Nishad: Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.
Jyoti Patel: Thank you from the bottom of my heart! May this interview reach to hundreds and thousands of people!