Kyra Seth

Author Interview

Interviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar

Kyra seth

  1. If you were forced to live the rest of your life as one of the characters from the book, who would it be and why?

I’d happily live out the rest of my life like Jim Jam, Sona’s feral cat!!! That is my dream life.

  1. What’s the most challenging part of being a romance writer? 

Making sure that the sex scenes aren’t getting too repetitive. And trying not to be too embarrassed when your friends and family read said sex scenes!

  1. What role do you think female characters play in empowering readers, particularly young women and girls?

A strong and relatable female character can show the young reader that it is possible to fight for what you want from life instead of settling for what you can get. And our heroines can show our readers that they don’t have to put up with any form of harassment or abuse.

  1. Can you discuss the importance of depicting female characters who are both strong and flawed?

Flawed characters are real and relatable because perfection doesn’t exist. Also, readers are always invested in a character who is strong enough to know her flaws because they want to see her learn from her mistakes and grow even stronger.

  1. What advice would you give to other female writers who want to create impactful female characters?

Make your characters as multi-dimensional and real as you can. Research the characters you want to create, because that authenticity adds a wonderful flavour to your writing, and your readers will adore you for it.

  1. Are there any specific traits or qualities you tend to avoid when creating female characters?

I’m welcoming of any quirks, traits and professions whether it’s a waitress, a princess, a nanny or a stripper. The only thing my characters have in common is that they all have spines of steel.

  1. Can you discuss any instances where real-life women or historical figures have inspired the creation of your female characters?

Not really. My characters all evolve from my out-of-control imagination.

  1. Can you discuss the role of female friendships and relationships in your stories?

There are very strong friendships at the core of all my stories because I feel a woman can do anything if her besties have her back.

  1. Do you see any change or development of female characters and writers in the past 10 years? 

Yes. It’s very heartening to see diverse and empowered female characters in books these days.

  1. Lastly, What’s the one message you want to give to the woman out there?

Reach for the stars because you deserve it!




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