Author of this Week: Yagnavalli Mukkavilli
With no further ado, I’m delighted to introduce the Author of this Week: Yagnavalli Mukkavilli. This 22-year-old author is has a vivid approach towards life and her work is as unique and interesting
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With no further ado, I’m delighted to introduce the Author of this Week: Yagnavalli Mukkavilli. This 22-year-old author is has a vivid approach towards life and her work is as unique and interesting as her name.
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1. So, what was the first book you ever read? How old were you then?
“The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat” by Enid Blyton! I was around 12 years of age when I first read a book, out of boredom, and then the next thing I knew, I started to read more books by Enid Blyton to Roald Dahl. My current favorite author- Agatha Christie.
2. How many Books/Short Stories/Poems have you written? Which is your favorite? Are there any that ended up getting shelved for the time being?
I wrote many poems, short stories as well, composed of my dreams. My favorite is a poem I wrote about my disability. I was very satisfied with the way I portrayed my deafness, in a poem called, “Silence”. Yes, a short story on bullying has been put on hold.
3. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Yes, I do! Most of them are my good friends. They found my poems very relatable and well written!
4. When did you write your first Book/Short Story/Poem and how old were you?
I have been writing short stories when I was around 15 years of age but I didn’t show my writings until only recently, meaning this year I had started writing poems on Wattpad!
5. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Mum had always been telling me to develop a habit of writing a diary daily, that’s when I started to like writing and my English slowly improved. Of course, I need to improve more. I am not perfect, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing as long as it’s understandable and entertaining, right?
6. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I try to always end poems with a positive note/perspective.
7. Where do you get your information or ideas for your Books/Short Stories/Poems?
My thoughts and dreams!!! Always
8. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your Books/Short Stories/Poems?
When I had started to try my hand at writing poems, I found that I wasn’t bad as I had originally thought. I was relieved that I managed to bring similes/metaphors understandably.
9. What does your process of writing look like? What is the hardest part?
I write when I feel intense feelings and thoughts. The hardest part is my lack of grammar and sentence structure. I would sometimes take the help of my sibling to correct it and use a thesaurus to help me through.
10. What do your family and friends feel about your work?
My friends and family have always been supportive of my work, they appreciated it a lot, especially my mum.
11. What is your advice for aspiring writers?
Ahh well, I want to say that start writing stories that you’ve always wanted to express, don’t focus a lot on grammar and the structure. Just really go with the flow and keep writing. Everything else will fall in place.
12. Who is your inspiration in the field of writing?
My mum and Ananya Madhusoodhan, one of my close friends. 13. Oh well, I can’t say. I haven’t noticed a change in my style.
14. What attracted you to the genre(s) you write in?
I have always been a fan of Sudha Murthy’s books, simple, inspiring, and relatable.
15. Would you consider yourself a planner or a pantser? Or both? Is your current system working for you?
Both! The planning part is the structure of the poem and the title. It does work!
17. Does music help or halt your writing process?
I don’t listen to music much. I prefer to write in silence.
18. Are your characters often inspired by real people?
Always! In many ways
19. Are there any specific ways that help you out of your reader’s/writer’s block?
I don’t force myself to write if I can’t. I don’t think about it as well. Reading lots of books is best at such a time!
20. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Nothing! I am thankful I listened to mum in writing a diary!
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