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Sarathi Sabyasachi Sahoo: Never underestimate yourself. If you have a story, write it down.


About the Author


Sarathi Sabyasachi Sahoo is a highly experienced web & mobile application developer by passion and profession. He has more than fifteen years of experience developing complex algorithms and writing high-performance applications that can scale at ease.

He is an aspiring entrepreneur in the Web 2.0 industry. He has worked with many leading IT companies and is now a senior principal engineer in a multinational company.

"An Imperishable Promise" is his second novel. His first novel was "The Man Who Lives in Dream".


Exclusive Author Interview


Can you tell us a bit about your book?

It's a Romantic Thriller. Unlike other love stories, It touches the sacred side of love. There is a huge difference between love and like, but many of us take the likeness as true love as there is a very thin line in between.

This book tells how far someone can go with true love, even if the person will die. It's complete fiction, yet it touches on the after-death experience based on my imagination.

What inspired the idea for your book?

There was a Hollywood movie called The Sixth Sense. My story is similar but with a love angle.

What are your earliest memories of reading and writing?

When I was 6, I started reading Janha Mamu (In Odia) / Chanda Mama (In Hindi).

If you could time travel anywhere in the world at any time in history and stay there for a week when/where would you go? Or would you prefer to visit in the future?

I would love to stay where I'm currently as I love each moment of my life. If we find ourselves in a beautiful moment of the past, then we will not be able to enjoy the current moment.

And, regarding visiting a place in the future, I would love to visit the city of love - Paris once in my file.

In your daily routine, what do you spend your time on, and how do you choose, equally, what not to spend your time on?

By profession, I'm a software Engg. It's not only my profession but my passion as well. So in my free time, I always think about new innovative ideas and start developing a POC out of it.

What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?

The first and most important tip is: never to underestimate yourself. Never think about what others will think if your writing is not professional like other Big authors. If you have a story to tell the world, then go for it and write it down.

You may die, but your book will never, and it will stay until our civilization stays.

The second tip is: while you are writing, try to complete the book. Many times we stop writing because we are not motivated. So stay motivated, share your chapters with your friends and family while writing, and take feedback.

The third tip is: do not get demotivated if your first draft is not that good. The first version of writing is always 10% of the final output. Go through it again and again and add more interesting subplots in it, if required.

Also, continue to get as much feedback as possible to improve your writing.

Are you a panster or plotter?


What does success look like to you?

The more people remember me in a good way after I die, the more successful I'm in life.

How do you choose your character names?

I'm a filmy person. So most of the name comes from movies. My main lead character is Raj, inspired by the King Of Romance: Shahrukh Khan. Even my first book's lead character's name was Rahul.

What do you do when you get stuck with your writing?

A cup of coffee and some Bollywood comedy clips keeps my mind fresh.

How long does it take you to write a book?

When I wrote my first book, It took around three years to finish. I was losing interest in between but finally completed it.

But this book took only 25 days to complete even after I was doing a 9 to 5 regular job.

What do you find hardest/easiest about writing?

The hardest part is that many times you lose interest in writing because of the same story you are thinking in your mind again and again.

The easiest part is to write down in flow without counting the number of words. Later on, go through that and edit it to make it more appealing.

If your book got made into a film, who would play the main roles?

King Of Romance, Shahrukh Khan. It will be a dream come true.

What’s been your biggest learning curve?

Read a lot of other books before writing yours.

Do you prefer pen and paper, or is everything on the computer?

As I told I'm from a tech background, and I always prefer to write on the computer. Also, my handwriting is not that good.

Who’s your favorite author and why?

Krishna Dvaipayana Veda Vyasa's Mahabharat. And why? Mahabharat is such a complex story that is relevant in the current age as well even if it was written thousands of years back.

How do you relax?

Watching a good movie with a glass of wine.

Future of through your eyes?

Salis Mania is doing a great job of echoing the author's voice to a large section of the audience. It has a great future and Myself as an author will always owe Salis Mania throughout my life.


About the Book


What happens to your love when you die? Does your love end? Does your love stay in your heart or your body? When you say, “I Love You,” what does the “I” stand for? Is it your body, mind, or soul?

When you die, is your love also destroyed like your body, or is it immortal like your soul? Then the question comes, is the soul immortal? Nobody can give a perfect answer to these questions.

This book has tried to find the answers to that mystery. It’s a love story between two immortal souls. Love is an endless fuel to the energy called the soul, which will keep it alive forever.

Read An Imperishable Promise to find the real meaning of love. It is filled with lots of suspense and twists. What will happen to Raj and Kashish’s love when death becomes an obstacle between them?

Will they overcome this false materialistic life to keep their love alive forever? Will their love survive without having a physical existence in the human body? Dive in to find all these answers.


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