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Kartik Sharma

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Kartik Sharma, a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, is passionate about books. Be it reading or writing, he found his one true passion in the written word.

Published at the age of 23 by Rupa Publications in September 2011, he continues to write fiction stories and philosophical musings on his blog: http://interlocutor-kasper.blogspot.in/ and also at https://medium.com/@sykartik

He quit his investment banking career in 2012 to devote more time to writing. He is currently working on his second novel which he promises to be "fueled with philosophy and at the same time encapsulated in science fiction".
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Kartik Sharma I haven't found a go-to remedy for writer's block yet. I am still learning how to cope with it. Given my utter lack of choice in the matter, when I am…moreI haven't found a go-to remedy for writer's block yet. I am still learning how to cope with it. Given my utter lack of choice in the matter, when I am struggling with the block, I simply don't write. There's a lot going on in anyone's life at any point in time and there are several other pressing things I go to - like doing the laundry, ironing my clothes, fixing my wardrobe, arranging books in my bookshelves in alphabetical order first, and then redoing the sorting by author names, instead. During my most recent block, I sorted the books into a read section and a to-read section which overwhelmed me with the amount of books I own, but am yet to read. It's also a good time to start using that gym membership finally!

However, I have found ways to reduce the block. I have found that reading helps a lot. I try to insert myself in the author's mind to understand what motivated him to write a certain section the way he did and how would I have done it, instead. That helps get those creative juices flowing again. Other times, I let myself get bored out of my mind by not doing anything for days at end and it stimulates me to get out of the rut and it motivates me like nothing else!

Let me know how you deal with it in the comments section.(less)
Kartik Sharma The boring answer to this question, but also the honest truth, is that it is super exciting to create new worlds and new characters. It lets you live …moreThe boring answer to this question, but also the honest truth, is that it is super exciting to create new worlds and new characters. It lets you live many, many lives - make decisions you wouldn't or couldn't in this reality and also live out the consequences of the choices you didn't make. It's like tapping into a parallel universe to meet yourself in an alternate reality. It also helps you understand your decisions in the past that define your present - like a cathartic meditation.

On a personal note, for me, a thing that I enjoy a great deal about writing is that it makes me feel fortunate for having found my one-true purpose. I love that I don't have to struggle over existential matters like what is the purpose of my life and what am I doing here. It's awesome when some idiot at a party asks the uncomfortable question - 'what's the one thing you are passionate about?' and you have a one word answer ready and don't have to search for a long winded explanation that would make you sound smart! You can quickly go back to being lost in your thoughts and that chapter you were working on.(less)
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