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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
I guess anybody who loves reading about new ideas and may like to explore further horizons of it.
I am yet to find that out. But working on the promotion of the book has made me weary and
impulsive to some extent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My website: www.scribblerabhinav.com
FaceBook page: https://m.facebook.com/Abhinav-Singh-239664606583238/?ref=settings
My instagram handle: scribblerabhinav
The sequel to this book and another thriller which I’ld rather refrain from discussing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of the quick links to purchase The Last Attractor Of Chaos:
- Buy Book From Amazon India – Paperback
- Buy Book From Amazon US – Paperback
- Buy Book From Amazon India – Kindle EBook
- Buy Book From Amazon US – Kindle EBook
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