Participants and fans of the bestselling author excitedly gathered on TOI_Books Twitter page and assailed Amish Tripathi with questions. Some previous Write India winners like Ramya Vivek and Vani Shivashankar also asked questions. Amish was overwhelmed by the storm of questions!The author's Write India contest rules asked for a crime story set in Ujjain during the Gupta period. Participants had doubts on this slightly daunting set of rules and the author thoughtfully answered about 24 questions. Writing mythological or historical fiction requires rewriting facts and adding your own flavour. Amish Tripathi:The line is drawn by a writer's soul when he actually respects and worships the Gods & Goddesses he writes on. Ramya Vivek @rumbabes Are historically accurate dialogues strictly necessary to add authenticity to the narrative? Amish Tripathi:When I was young, I had heard the story of Sita Maa casually picking up the Pinaka (Lord Shiva's bow) once. And going forward you will see books from me drawn from the ancient traditions of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central America etc. Have read every book and almost every article of yours sir.Last question sir, #TOIAskAmish You must have faced lot of problems when you initially started writing 1st part of shiva Trilogy, how you conquered all those hurdles?
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