No child's play, this novel on teenagers

Young novelist

No child's play, this novel on teenagers

Even though this 14-year-old girl hates writing, as it "hurts her hand", she is working hard towards becoming the youngest female novelist in the country. Working on her first book, after having given up on several “unsatisfactory plots”, she is on the verge of completing her first novel.

Emily Priyamvada, a ninth standard student of Christ Public School in the city, said that she was hoping to complete her book by December and publish it early next year.

“Initially, I started writing short stories. Even after several attempts, I could not complete these stories, as the endings were not satisfactory. Finally, I decided to work on an elaborate plot that deals with a young singer and how she overcomes the problems faced by her,” she said.

The book is about the conflicts within the minds of teenagers, and how a persevering girl overcomes it, said Emily, explaining the gist of the work. “The book also has a lesson to parents. Some parents do not trust the abilities of their children. The book offers them an insight on the importance of trusting their children and how the trust boosts their abilities,” she added. Having finished eleven chapters of the book, which has 20 chapters, she said that she started work on the book about two months ago, after several failed attempts. “It was a little difficult to put the ideas I had on paper at first.

Gradually, it became easier,” she added. Apart from typing on her computer, Emily said that she spends a lot of time reading, which she said inspired her to take up writing.

"Fantasy writer Rick Riordan and writer L M Montgomery inspired me to write. Even though I am not sure, I think if my book is published by next year, I will probably be the youngest published female novelist in the country,” she said. The daughter of Usha Ambrose, a trainer at Azim Premji Institute and P P Baburaj, a lawyer, she aspires to become a journalist in the future. “It is the only job where I can keep on writing,” Emily noted.

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