Everybody gets inspiration from something, right? It's same for me as well. So today, I would like to tell about the inspirations behind my first novel- The Bygone Library.
So if you google to find out the meaning or definition of Inspiration, you would get the following :
"the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative."
So for me there were actually multiple inspirations for starting to write a novel. Each of these have somehow inspired me to be creative, to start writing, to put my thoughts into words and to create a new world inside the book itself.
My inspirations are as follows :
1. Satyajit Roy
Besides being one of greatest film directors in the in the history of film industry, Satyajit Roy was a great writer as well. His characters and stories were something which I have read and studied from the childhood. That was the first inspiration for me to put an idea into words. He has always been an inspiration to countless people who have tried to do anything creative in their life related to movies or writings.
2. INDIANA JONES
While Satyajit Roy has been my greatest inspiration for writing, Indiana Jones was the character that actually inspired me to write my novel related to Archaeological discoveries. Even, this was the character had influenced me in such a manner, that once I had decided to pursue archaeology as my career. However, since that didn't happened, I decided to create a character who could somehow become as close to Indiana Jones as possible.
As a result, my novel - The Bygone Library and its main plot was somehow influenced by this famous character of Indiana Jones.
3. ANDY MCDERMOTT
Andy McDermott's book - The Covenant of Genesis introduced me to the characters of Nina Wilde and Eddie chase. That was the first book which I read in the series which the author had created in 2007. This book is still the best in the series for me and is one of the inspirations to write an archaeological thriller.
The thrill of adventure, search for history, the mysteries associated with the myths, all were introduced to me through this book.
4. MATTHEW REILLY
I can't end my article without speaking about The Temple by Matthew Reilly. This book was published in 1999, but it was in 2009 that I first read it, and instantly it blowed my mind. A thriller of this extent was something which would be liked by anyone who likes fast paced action along with a thrill of adventure.
And this was the book that introduced me to a really hard packed action with all different kinds of weapons as well as characters. I would say, this was the inspiration for me to include the action sequences described in my books.
However, I don't think my work is anywhere near the above 4, but these are the things that actually prompted me to pick up my pen and start writing. And I hope my novel doesn't disappoint my readers.
Let me know if you like my article. Thank you, readers.