Nikhil Chandwani, Founder, Writers’ Rescue Centre, 25, talks about how his initiative to help millennials to transform their pessimistic energy to constructive mind-set of writing books and becoming an author
Q. When did you think of the idea of starting the Wrters’ Rescue Centre?
It started in 2015 when one young guy from Nagpur named Siddharth Roy had approached me with his story. I mentored him randomly and then I realized the need for a proper 1-1 mentorship system for writers. A kind of a Gurukul setup. That is where Writers’ Rescue Centre started. 2015- a long cozy drive with Siddharth Roy, where I came to know his entire story, dreams, and aspirations he has. I loved and lived his dreams from that day and mentored him. He is now an author of three books, 40+ guest lectures and a multiple times TEDx speaker and also holds few awards. Later, I started getting writers every month, every week, every day with their aspirations, problems, and dreams. I found writing as a subtle solution for all of them.
Q. What is the greatest hurdle you’ve faced as an entrepreneur?
India is impatient. That is the problem I faced. Our students wanted to become millionaires in a day, but that is not possible. The first step with WRC is research on a subject, then learning the writing art forms, thirdly, it is actual writing of the book, then editing and later publishing. Later, the book is marketed depending on the niche and then, we take our candidates for public speaking. The process takes time, and it needs a lot of patience. This was the hurdle I had to face so far.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The first step with WRC is research on a subject, then learning the writing art forms, thirdly, it is actual writing of the book, then editing and later publishing. Later, the book is marketed depending on the niche and then, we take our candidates for public speaking. Nikhil Linga from Khammam, whom I met me at age of 16. Now he is the world’s youngest published author on an ethical hacking concept.[/perfectpullquote]
Q. Any advice that you would like to give to the budding authors?
My advice for budding authors would be, do not be one article, one story or one book wonders. Writers are very important to the world and so, I recommend all aspiring writers and authors to use their pen to bring constructive changes in the environment around you.
Q. Tell us about some of the success stories.
Nikhil Linga from Khammam, whom I met me at the age of 16. Now he is the world’s youngest published author on an ethical hacking concept, Nitin Upadhyay from Raxaul who belonged from an underprivileged background wrote his book on a broken lava phone. Kanika Muniyar, who hailed from Nanded, was confused about what to do in life, but now she is a columnist with leading English dailies. Nikhila Chalamalasetty from Vijayawada is differently abled and she lacked confidence in herself. She has faced several situations where people used to make fun of her in class and college. When she came to me I tried to convince her of the fact that she has got high potential which not be wasted just because of few non-sensible people. She then wrote her first book “The day I started flying” which a motivational book. She is constantly giving lectures in colleges and schools.