Best-selling Kindle Author Romi Moondi
Parody of My Life
It seems that everyone applies the theory "write what you know" into their stories, even if it's just the way their characters feel amidst extraordinary settings.
When it comes to my work, "write what you know" has inspired me from the very beginning.
Maybe it's because there's an endless source of fodder when you're raised by the strictest Indian parents in Canada.
Maybe it's because I only meet the most random men in situations where it's doomed to fail (i.e. a British Barista at Starbucks, an Australian writer, or a Swiss music exec). This leads me to believe that my life is a demented rom-com, which is a huge inspiration in my writing.
Or maybe it's because embarrassing situations define my world, so it's easy to insert them into writing.
My latest effort and first self-published ebook is yet another example of "write what you know."
It's a parody of the bestselling "The Book of Awesome", and my decision to write this came at a rather dark period in my life. Imagine your heart as shards of glass on the floor, then suddenly a dump truck of someone's positive thoughts runs it over. That dump truck was the rise of "The Book of Awesome", in Spring 2010.
So there I was, being blinded with manufactured rainbow-rays of joy, when all I wanted to do was dropkick the universe in the nuts.
And I guess that’s what you'd call "The Book of Awful"---a dropkick to the universe's nuts.
This book is a treasure trove of awkward life experiences. From the time I got head lice as a grown adult, to the struggle to meet normal men online, to my unhealthy obsession with Ryan Reynolds…it all finds its way into the book. Overall "The Book of Awful"'s entries outline one horrific scenario after the next, to demonstrate how much worse life could really be. Because, in my opinion, the road to joy is paved with narrowly avoided collisions, NOT rainbows.
And so, consider this ebook my rebellion to the establishment, because not only is "The Book of Awesome" a marketing jewel of one of the big six publishers (as is its sequel which releases in end of April), but it's also a book that tells you stuff to make you feel good.
And I don't like being told how to feel.
"The Book of Awful" is available on ereaders everywhere, and the rebellion is accepting new recruits. Join me…
Thank you, Romi , for your humorous insight into writing what you know, even if it's awful! Be sure to check out Romi's Amazon bestselling book on Kindle, The Book of Awful.