Savi was quick to veer from an aspiring CA graduate to a lyrical author, but when asked what turned up the passion in her, she admits that she always had a story to tell and this led her to take a break from her career as an accountant and switch to a full-fledged writer.
Confessing that she draws inspiration to write from stories revolving around her life, she said, “I always had the urge to share the things which I experience in my life. I was in my final year of CA, but the story of Meera and Vivaan had me take a break. At one point, I realised that I didn’t want to write numbers but stories. Writing gives clarity of thoughts to my mind and heart. I wanted to discover myself yet live different lives in one lifetime. I wanted to be a storyteller.”
The 23-year-old writer, based out of Surat, is also an avid blogger and runs her motivational media blog Life and People, which has generated a lot of fan following for her articles on topics ranging from positivity, the law of attraction, spirituality and meditation.
In Everyone Has a Story, Savi discovers that each and every character of her book had their own unique story, journey and dreams. “My readers would easily relate to these characters. So the title, Everyone has a Story came to my mind,” added Savi.
Everyone has a Story is about Meera, a fledgling writer who is in search of a story which can touch millions of lives; Vivaan, assistant branch manager at CitiBank who dreams of travelling the world; Kabir, a café manager who desires something of his own and Nisha, the despondent customer of the café who keeps secrets of her own. Everyone has their own story yet their lives are interwoven. Together they explore friendship and love, writing their own pages of life, from the cozy café to the ends of the world.
Unlike Hindi films, the setting of the book is a very realistic one where characters meet each other at different stages of life, share their stories and develop relationships. There are twists at every phase of our lives and the same happens in this story.
The CA graduate took about three months to finish penning the book and the most difficult part, she admits, was to wake up every day and motivate herself. “There were tiring days and sleepless nights finding simple words to express complex emotions. I used to work at Life & People during the daytime and found myself in cafés at most evenings penning down ideas about my story and characters in my diary. And the nights found me typing the chapters on my laptop,” she revealed.
One on hand, Savi is thinking of writing scripts and screenplays for movies, on the other, she is working on her next inspirational novel, which is scheduled for launch by the end of this year.
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