Taran Matharu on writing the book he wanted to read
I just wanted to mix all these things into a book and I wanted to read that book. But I couldn’t find it anywhere so I just had to write it instead! I think that’s how a lot of authors come up with their ideas because they have this idea and they really want to read that book and they can’t find it. They just have to do it themselves. I think writing is like reading a story that you can decide. It’s like you choose your own adventure as you write.
Writing a book that one wants to read is only half the equation. A writer should also consider if the topic and the plot are going to be of interest to readers.