Nitya Ravi, the author of What The Eyes See, enjoys expressing herself through written words and loves reading and writing intriguing and dark stories.
Born in India, she spend most of her life in the sunny city of Dubai where she currently resides with her family with lots of sunshine and happiness around her. She is currently on a break from her corporate job.
What the Eyes See is her debut book.
TBE: Tell us about your book, can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
Nitya Ravi: ‘What the Eyes See’ is my debut book and it’s a collection of 7 stories. I did not write the book intending it to be horror however few of the readers said they were scared after reading the book whereas few of them said it was just creepy but very interesting. What remains constant among everyone is the term ‘interesting’.
TBE: What brought about the idea for What The Eyes See and why did you want to write it?
Nitya Ravi: As you know , ‘What the Eyes See’ is a collection of 7 stories bordering on the dark side. Each story has its own story of how it came about more of which you guys can read on my instagram page. The overall idea of the book came because I myself love thriller, mystery and horror and always wanted to write something in those lines.
TBE: Which is your most favorite story from your book? And why?
Nitya Ravi: Picking a story from the collection is like asking to choose your favorite child – its not possible however I remember writing ‘SIRA’ and feeling quite happy with the end result.
TBE: Do you think that people in general are as weird as the people in your stories?
Nitya Ravi: It’s all about perspective. What might be weird to me might not be weird to you. For example, I find different types of superstitions to be very weird which might not be weird for a person who believes in it.
TBE: All of your stories in the book touch on dark side of human; I think it’s an artistic choice, but is it also reflective of your worldview?
Nitya Ravi: I believe that all of us have that grey/dark side to us. It could be concealed from the world and maybe in our control. When it goes out of control and takes over that’s when you got be concerned.
TBE: What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
Nitya Ravi: This book is purely written for entertainment.
TBE: Do you read much and if so, who are your favorite authors?
Nitya Ravi: I love reading and I have a big shelf of books at home and another one at my parents place when I used to stay with them. I still wonder how people listen to audio books rather than reading directly from a book- using the voice you want in your imagination as the narrator and understanding it at your own pace. I love books by Stephen King, Michael Crichton and Gillian Flynn to name a few.
TBE: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Nitya Ravi: I read, go for long walks, long drives and spend time with friends and family.
TBE: In your opinion, what is the most important thing about any book?
Nitya Ravi: The narration. It has to be easy to understand and gripping.
TBE: What was one of the most surprising things you learned during creation of your book?
Nitya Ravi: Writing short stories is not an easy thing. You have to tell an effective story within a limited set of words.
TBE: If you could tell your younger writing-self anything, what would it be?
Nitya Ravi: Write everyday without fail.
TBE: Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?
Nitya Ravi: I am working on a novel and hopefully it will be in the lines of ‘What the Eyes See’.
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What The Eyes See
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