Author Collaborative

In Conversation With Namita Ahluwalia

“I’ve come to believe that if you’re not scared at least a little by what you’re writing, it’s probably not important enough to write.”
–Malinda Lo

Young adult has always been a favorite genre of mine when it comes to reading. Right from the Harry Potter series to popular romance books like The Fault in Our Stars or The Perks of Being A Wallflower, most of my recommended reads broadly fall into this category. When I pick books by Indian authors or new writers too, I generally try to pick up books that tell stories about teenagers or those in their early 20s. One such book I recently read was A Girl on The Run by Namita Ahluwalia.

Telling the story of a girl who runs away from her wedding, the book turned out to be a surprisingly refreshing read. Here’s my short review of the book:

Check out my detailed review of this book here

After reading it, I asked the author if she’d be interested in joining me on the #AuthorCollaborative. Fortunately, she agreed and didn’t go AWOL on me. So, as is the norm, she read my book Love (Try) Angle. Here’s her short review on it.

Check out Namita’s detailed review of Love (Try) Angle here

Today, after almost two months of back and forth, we finally managed to chat with each other in a lively session on Instagram live.

IG handle: @arusticmind_

I have never written a lead character who is as confused as the one in Namita’s book. So I asked her about how one can go about it. Have a look at the questions I bombarded her with.

Check out the answers here

She too was curious to know about my writing process. Other than my motivating factors, here’s what she asked me.

Check out the answers here

After that informative and learning session, it was almost time to wrap up the session. But we wanted to end it on a lighter note, hence came the fun rapid-fire round. I asked Namita some very quirky questions.

Check out the answers here

Namita’s questions were a little more on the decent side. Have a look for yourself.

Check out the answers here

It was indeed a great start to the weekend. You can have a look/see at our full conversation in the video below:

Video of Author Collaborative with Namita Ahluwalia on arusticmind_


Books discussed in the session:

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