“You can make anything by writing”

Ruchira Khanna is a Biochemist turned writer who gathers inspiration from the society, and writes contemporary fiction books. She blogs at Abracabadra which has been featured as “Top Blog” for three years. Many of her write-ups have been published on LifeHack, HubPages to name a few.

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Breathing Two WOrlds

What is the story behind your book. Where did you get your idea for the book?

“Breathing Two Worlds” is a contemporary fiction that showcases an Indian who has traveled to America for higher studies and eventually settles there. This book talks about the culture conflict as she tries to adjust to a different lifestyle while she battles within her priorities and foundation.

These days most of the younger generation yearn to immigrate. Thus, the idea came across for the book.

Challenges you faced while writing this book and in your life as an author?

Challenges were none. Being an immigrant myself; I could find the battle within thus, more accessible to pour out the emotions.

What is your life mantra?

“Live and Let Live!”

What is your writing process like?

No special writing process. I just go with the flow of ideas while trying to keep the message intact.

Anything special about your book that you want to share?

Man is a nomad always in search of something or the other. Thus, making this book readable for all since we all are living a life of a colonist a.k.a an immigrant.

According to you, what are the three qualities an author must have to achieve success?

  • Patience
  • Self-Discipline
  • Being Mindful of the plot

What are your plans for next book?

I just finished working on my fifth novel. It’s a fiction tale that talks about embracing the past and being in the present.

What advice do you have for young writers?

Write a genre that excites you!

Share a quote or line that has been your inspiration.

“You can make anything by writing” — C.S.Lewis.