When he started writing his first book at 31, Praveen P. Gopinath was pretty sure and confident about his aim in life. He wanted to make it big, get fame and recognition. He had a perfect plan for achieving it. Now, at 35, when he has written ten books and is at a stage where his growth graph is sprawling, he still has the confidence to achieve more.
Praveen’s verified Facebook page where he writes excerpts from his life, has over 78,000 fans. His new journey as an author was a comeback from a phase when he was living an unstructured life. And while authors are usually struggling to think of a topic that would attract readers, he recognised what would sell best – his life.
“My debut book itself was an autobiography, which included 82 stories about different people, events and incidents that occurred in my life so far. I did not search for characters or spend days to give them a name, because the characters in my book were the ones who were a part of my life and had an impact on me at different stages. Therefore, I sold something people considered useless and unworthy (written him off). Despite this, I knew that my stories would be appreciated because they were not made up and many could relate to them. I converted my drawbacks to my fame and I am proud my plan worked,” says Praveen.