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Interview with V. Subramanian

Q.1 Tell us a little about yourself?
A. I am a retired banker with nearly 40 years of experience. I like to pick small incidents in life and write short stories on them.

Q.2 Are we going to read more from you shortly? Any new project you’re working on?
A. The idea of a new project is still under conceptualization.

Q.3 What do you prefer Pen, Typewriter or Computer?
A. Computer.

Q.4 What advice do you have for writers?
A. Keep your writings simple and appealing.

Q.5 How do you come up with the name of this book?
A. Based on my own experience in banking, where 40 years flew in no time. However, the memories stayed.

Q.6 If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
A. Make your writings simple and touching.

Q.7 What are the most important magazines or websites for writers to subscribe to?
A. I am not aware of any.

Q.8 How long on average does it take you to write a book?
A. Nearly 2 months.

Q.9 What makes a good story?
A. A simple story presented well.

Q.10 Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
A. Yes. I read the reviews of my book. Good reviews inspire me to write more and the bad ones indicate scope for improvement.

Q.11 Does your family support your career as a writer?
A. Yes. My family supports me fully as a writer.

Q.12 Do you believe in writer’s block?
A. Yes.

Q.13 Does writing energize you or exhaust you?
A. Energizes me.

Q.14 Do you have any unique and quirky writing habits?
A. My uniqueness lies in the simplicity and the personal touch I give to the writing.

Q.15 What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
A. Getting 80% excellent reviews for my first book.

Q.16 What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
A. Plagiarism.

Q.17 Who edited your book and how did you select him/her?
A. My wife. Who has been of constant support to me.

Q.18 Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
A. The great Mr. Irving Wallace. For his inimitable style and deep research that goes into all his writings.

Q.19 What is your favorite book and why?
A. The Man by Mr. Irving Wallace. It is the socio-political fiction of a negro becoming president of the USA under unusual circumstances. The long and tough journey of the black president in a white-dominated society.

Q.20 Share the experience of your journey so far?
A. It has been very satisfying and memorable.


  1. Simplicity and human approach have made this book very appealing. This is an eye opener for the people those who are materialistic and inhuman.I found it inspirating....Dr M. Sudhakar

  2. Mr Subramanyam is a man of Human touch. He was my class mate in Degree college. He was fond
    Of learning English . This I came to know after part I results of Degree. He is very friendly with all . Since I was from rural area and from Telugu media I joined in Degree English medium and where he and few other colleagues encouraged and due to which of their co-op I could continue my education and career for which I am ever grateful. Wishing him all the time best.


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