#BrokenAsides with Spriha Kant


When did you first feel like a writer?

I always saw myself in four different forms since the very beginning of my life: author, musician, painter, and underwater diver so there is no such point in my life when I felt like a writer.

What’s the most interesting thing that has inspired your writing and what was the result?

My both parents are writers so obviously my heredity is an inspiration but I do remember that moment when I read the story “A Retrieved Reformation” by O. Henry, I was highly fascinated by it. Then came the story “The Necklace” by “Guy De Maupassant” which affected me deeply to the core. And I think then I boarded the train to literature. My inspiration never stops as I always become happy by seeing the addition of a beautiful creative soul in my life and with this addition, my soul gets inspired to explore, learn, and write more and the result has always been an improvement in my writing skills.

Paint us a picture: what does your writing process look like? Do you write in coffee shops at night or only on an old type-writer?

Writing is not a specific process for me. Whenever I get the space, I just type on my laptop and my writing depends on the intimate zone in which my feelings dwell. 

Describe your ideal reader: who would your work speak to?

Whenever Helen Laycock and David L O’ Nan praise me, my confidence level increases as they both are my mentors. I love the voices of both Gabriela Marie Milton and Camellia S. so if both will recite my poetries, then that moment for me will be like showering in heavenly raindrops.

Who’s an author you’ve changed your mind about and why?

I think one of the traits of an artist as well as of an art lover is to never be stereotypical about anything so I never confined my opinion about any artist.

If you could interview any other writer/artist, who would it be and why?

David L O’ Nan and Darryl Lovie

David L O’ Nan keeps on featuring every artist on his site and he also featured me in an interview on his site feversofthemind.com. I was not able to believe it when he asked me for an interview feature on his site so I would be very lucky to reciprocate this to him.

Darryl Lovie is a Scottish criminal lawyer. My intent in interviewing him is to know how he balances the two unrelatable professions that require unrelatable and opposite personalities as well as skills.

What motivates you to keep writing?

My genes motivate me to keep writing and I said it very confidently because I still see my parents reciting poetries to each other, discussing literary topics, and correcting, editing, and suggesting better points in each other’s writing whenever they get space and when they are in this zone, they are in intimate space and in an ethereal romantic ambiance in which they don’t wanna any third person to interrupt which is evident from this that when my sister and I even try to say something important in between their intimate zone, they both suddenly boil in agitation and shout in anger like we don’t let them talk them to each other, we disturb them, such angry words vent from their mouth.

How do you deal with writer’s block or being overwhelmed by the writing process?

Whenever writer’s block clenches me, I listen to a lot of music and read the works of other writers and become unclenched.

Where would you like to see yourself in a decade? A creative writing teacher? As a best-seller?

Well, I believe in working today because today becomes our tomorrow so dwelling in a future that does not exist is useless. I would love to conclude working hard in the right direction with happiness lets one achieve things step by step.

What has your work taught you about yourself?

No matter how hard I worked to achieve something and how nicely others praised my work, there was always dissatisfaction inside me, and in the end, I was left thirsty looking for accomplishing the next higher target for quenching my thirst which most of the time used to snatch my mental peace and adversely affected both mental and physical health so I learned that it is good to work for achieving targets but not at the cost of affecting health and peace, rather, the targets should be treated like a part of a journey. One should try preventing targets from taking the shape of mental stresses.  

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