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An Interview with Abhinav Singh | Author of The Last Attractor of Chaos

Hi Friends,

Allow me to introduce Abhinav Singh. He is a physics coach who lives in Patna, Bihar, India. Most importantly for us, he is the author of a fantastic thriller named – The Last Attractor of Chaos.

The book remain true to its genre where he tried to infuse science, para-normal and super nature stuff in a police procedural cum murder mystery cum military thriller! You can find our detailed reviews for this book at:

Abhinav Singh - Author Of - The Last Attractor of Chaos

Abhinav Singh – Author Of – The Last Attractor of Chaos

Based on Abhinav’s literary skills and the way of story telling we see a bright future for him, as an author as well. We thought, it could have been a good opportunity to interact with him, know more about him, his likes and dislikes, his writing regime and more. Fortunately, the things worked out and I got a chance interact with him from Team ThinkerViews. Here is the Q/A session with Abhinav.

We thank you on behalf of Team ThinkerViews to be available for an interview. Congratulations for getting your book The Last Attractor of Chaos.

Thank you ThinkerViews. Your team reviewed my book beautifully and most rigorously. Your efforts are helping me, a debutante writer, to reach out to the reading community and more and more people seem to become interested in the book.

It is a kind of cliché question, obviously, you are feeling joyous, accomplished and happy, but, each success comesa as a stepping stone right? Do you feel inching closer towards your goal?

Actually I am feeling stressed out and down. For a few days after the book launch, I was at the top of the world but it was a lesson well learned that reaching out to readers and getting yourself known in the outside world is a harder job than writing a book.

Please tell us something about you, your profession and your passions.

I have taught physics to IIT-JEE aspirants, for past ten years. I started out to teach because I love it (and it pays well too). But for the last couple of years, the high voltage teaching hours, have started to wear me down. This got me thinking about some alternate career choices. The best part of all is to learn new things and learning is the one thing I’m deeply passionate about.

What draws your interest towards writing books?

About three years back, some of my friends pulled me into an Amway meeting. I couldn’t develop much taste for the business. But as I was sitting in the conference hall, trying to appear interested in all the stuff they were discussing, someone handed me a worn out book by Robert T kiyosaki. The title was “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”

As I made my way through the pages, the concept of “asset” got fixed into my head like crazy.

But it took me about two years to realise that the “asset” would be the books that I write.

So it can be said that the inspiration behind writing a book was totally a financial one to begin with like people buying real estate or shares. It may not sound poetic, but the most basic thing in life can be a strong driving force.

What inspired you to write – The Last Attractor of Chaos?

The last Attractor of Chaos is a summary of a large number of my personal thoughts, build over and over a large period of time. So I must say that the inspiration came from daily life events:

The way we are fighting for God and religion or destroying our natural habitats for greed and the fact that there is absolutely nothing that can be done to stop this.

What are the major challenges you faced when writing this book?

The first and the biggest challenge, was how to write? I am not from a writing background and did very bad in my intermediate English. So it was a time to learn. I read a lot of books on writing and the one that influenced me the most is “Stein on Writing”.

In the meantime I used to write some chapters for the book which I changed over and over and mostly discarded. This process taught me that the best way to become better in writing is to write more and more and then keep on making changes (self editing it)

Can you tell which part(s) / scene(s) in the book you enjoyed writing the most / like the most in this book?

I enjoyed the revenge on Joginder Chadha, because I had to learn some Spanish. Although I haven’t used much but there was much to learn about the accents of Mexican people in the US and the Spanish words they use most frequently while speaking English.

Actually the way you turned the protagonist in a narrator by making him appear after death! It works really well. Was it a conscious decision? Can you tell us how that idea is conceived and grew?

Yes it was.
I knew that if I get the ingredients right, it would make the book stand out. But it was
more than that. I wanted to relay my point of view on life and death. I am fed up with all the
religions of the world have to say about it and needed a logical version of my own. People may
question me or laugh at me but most of the things written in the book, are true to my beliefs and
scientifically more logical than the religious interpretations.

The way you developed characters in the book, is impressive. They are strong regardless of their gender. And, that is how it should be. Which character you enjoyed more in exploring? Also, can you share something interesting which you consciously infused as an attribute in any specific character(s)?

I learned from some books that strong characterisation is the soul of a story because for a
reader it’s the characters that narrate a story and not the writer. The secret is that I give my
characters an open field to play themselves out and never tend to force them into anything they
can’t do. It leads to a lot of writer’s block but they need enough time to work themselves out.

I enjoyed working on Mahesh Mehta and his ever complaining attitude, Dr Subramaniam‘s strange walk and tone of his dialogues.

Most of all I seemed to have fallen in love with Shruti Rathore, so much so that my editor had to veto the over – description of her attributes.

We all get inspired by the people living around us and incidents happening around us. Writers take a lot of inspiration from these realities and then mix it with fantasies. While writing mythology there is not much scope, however a lot of imagination has to be weaved in the tale. Can you share any of real incidents which helped you in writing this book?

This book isn’t an outcome of inspiration but an outcome of depression, fear hatred and religious extremism, I see all around myself. The modern ways of living has crippled the horizons of so many people ( that includes me too) that we have stopped asking the basic questions in life such as; where do we come from, where are we going to, the purpose of our life.

I believe that we are entering a phase of intellectual stalemate , like it happened in the dark ages.

Why should one read, The Last Attractor of Chaos, according to you?

I guess anybody who loves reading about new ideas and may like to explore further horizons of it.

Every book affects its author in some way. How do you think writing these books affected you.

I am yet to find that out. But working on the promotion of the book has made me weary and
impulsive to some extent.

The book cover plays an important role in book selling, were you involved in book cover designing process? How much?

I actively participated in the process. Although it was the job of Notion Press, but I went out of the way to find a theme and get a cover made to my taste.

A pregnant woman holding a gun, covered with chaos of vegetation was the exact first line I gave to the designer.

I’ld add here that I wrote the book for reader but got the cover made for myself.

Can you tell us more about your writing regime? Are you a method writer or an impulsive one?

I am a method writer and once I have started a book, I make it a point to write regularly. The every chapter goes into the second phase of upgradation and editing. Sometime I rewrite an entire chapter 2~3 times.

What is your favorite genre when it comes to reading?

I don’t go by genre. My library has the most eclectic variations of genres. I have read fiction, self help, marketing, physics, metaphysics, crime, psychology, evolution and more.

Who are your favorite authors whom you love to read?

My favourite authors are Mario Puzo, Robert Kiyosaki, Sol Stein, Robert Green but these are just few names in a big list of favourites.

Which are the book(s) you are reading currently?

Humans are not from Earth; Ellis Silver.
Serial Killers : Peter Vronsky.

What is your opinion about EBook readers and their impact on the generation overall?

I believe e-books are more of a convenience than generation thing. My writing guru Mr, Frank Krishner is very fond of paperbacks and having a library of his own but he prefers kindle now as it is more convenient. And he has crossed sixty.

The homes are getting smaller and time is limited. People would generally refrain from managing thousands of books in their homes if they can have all of it in a single device.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Movies. I like to watch hollywood movies uninterrupted (2~3) at a time. My house has no cable as they show a lot of adds but I prefer using Netflix and Amazon Prime. Quentin Tarantino is my favourite director and I watched many of his movies repeatedly, over and over.

Please share your Social Media/web presence, so that readers and fans can follow/contact you.

My website: www.scribblerabhinav.com
FaceBook page: https://m.facebook.com/Abhinav-Singh-239664606583238/?ref=settings
My instagram handle: scribblerabhinav

Can you tell us about what are you planning to write next?

The sequel to this book and another thriller which I’ld rather refrain from discussing.

It is tough to find a publisher for a débutante author. Can you share your experiences of finding a publisher and ultimately get your first book published?

I never went to conventional publishers. Fear of wasting time haunts me more than the fear of rejection. I have a confidence of making it work. It sometimes gets shaky but it’s fine. My publishing experience with Notion Press was a breeze.

While the marketing of a book is changed a lot in last few years. Nowadays you can see trailers of a few books are also launched/released. What are your thoughts on it? Do you think that having the book trailer available on Internet, can do good to the book?

Book trailers are an innovative way to catch the readers’ eyes. I guess creative ideas are always welcome in the fields of marketing and promotion.

Did you grow up hearing moral and ethical stories from parents/grandparents? If yes, how it affected your persona?

I have heard so many moral and ethical stories so that it has led me to question their validity. I believe most of them are in place to limit human capability. I is a part of larger conspiracy to prevent people from achieving greatness.

I have made a habit of questioning them down to the core and I encourage my students to do the same.

It seems that you are a nature lover, what in your opinion we should do to preserve it?

I think you missed the point of the book. We can do nothing to preserve it. It’s the law of disorder (entropy) and it is absolute like gravity.

We may try and decrease the rate of destruction, so that it may take more years, but it’s an inevitability.

The logic is the other way round. Anything we have done to the nature can be undone in 5~10 million years. It will heal itself. But we are actually killing ourselves.

Please share anything special you want to convey from your side to the readers of this interview.

Life’s too short for day jobs and social networking. Make it count.

We have found him clear in his thoughts and quite frank during the Q/A session. He is an easy person to communicate with. His sporting approach is something you will like for sure.

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