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May 29, 2012

Interviewing Aditya Kripalani, author of Back Seat: Part 2

Here is the continuation of my interview with Aditya Kripalani, author of Back Seat. I think that he has a lot of interesting things to say! Enjoy! :) Q: Which character do you empathize with the most, and why? A: Nikita. for it is her story. And she is the most complex of the three. She is a survivor and will survive almost everything.  But does she have what it takes to be in love and make it work? That is what intrigues me the most. For a lot of us in becoming survivors lose the ability and aspects of our personality it takes to be in love. Also will she be able to react to the present without the burden of her dramatic past? Q: What was the most difficult part of the writing process? A: The ending. It scared me. And I was unsure. But only for a while then there has been only strength and surety. Q: What is the writing process like for you (how many hours a day do you dedicate to writing, etc.)? A: Can’t do more than 3 hours a day. I find it too exhausting. And I normally sit first thing in the morning or then late at night. And I use the principals of screenwriting to write a book. At least the core principles of PREMISE, central conflict, writing a 15 page treatment note and reworking it time and again before writing out the actual book etc.