Engineering graduate from UPES pens self-help book
B.Tech. student Ankit Vats has written a book titled ‘Confidence, Speech, and Writing with Ankit Vats’, to help readers develop confidence, improve their speech, and upgrade their writing skills. The book offers practical suggestions to inculcate in daily life
Ankit Vats is a final-year student of B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) with a specialisation in IT infrastructure. Apart from being adept at the principles of Discreet Mathematics, Operating Systems and Programming Languages, he is also a fine, piquant writer. Ankit has written a book titled ‘Confidence, Speech, and Writing with Ankit Vats’, to help readers develop confidence, improve their speech, and upgrade their writing skills. The book is available on Amazon and Flipkart. This is his first paperback publication and second overall publication (the first one was an e-book named ‘Black Hearts’, which is also available on Amazon).
But why did an engineer decide to author a book? Ankit says, “Since childhood, I have been an ardent writer. I loved reading and narrating stories. I decided to write this book because not only does it fulfil my passion to write, but it also brings out the best of my thoughts in front of my readers. A book is the best medium to educate a larger population, and there is nothing as wise and strong as words on a paper.”
The book is divided into three major sections – Confidence, Speech, and Writing. Talking about the reason why he chose to write on this topic, Ankit says, “In the current times, when competition is at its peak, hard work is not enough. More and more effective and smart work needs to be done and confidence is something that drives smartness. Followed by speech and writing, these two components help a person present his/her thoughts in an emphatic manner. If people are confident about their approach as well as have effective speaking and writing skills, they will automatically attract attention.”
Talking about his writing process, Ankit says, “I divided the complete process of writing this book into three parts: drafting, writing the content, and editing and formatting. Drafting involves the segregation of content into chapters and a rough sketch of what those chapters would contain. So, this was the portion where the decision about the number of chapters, and the amount and quality of content in each chapter was made.”
He adds, “Then I began writing the content while following the draft. I elaborated on the basic sketch that I had created in the drafting phase. After the writing was finished, I pushed myself toward the editing and formatting of the content. This phase involves correction of all the possible errors like paragraph alignment, font correction, etc.”
Did he face any obstacles during the process? “The pressure of delivering accurate knowledge that the readers can use for a long time even after finishing the book was definitely there. I hope my content meets the mark and creates value for the readers.”
Ankit is aware that the market is filled with self-help books. He makes a strong case for why readers should pick his book from the shelf. Highlighting the biggest takeaways from his book, Ankit says, “I would like to talk about the metaphor that the book offers. This book is not a monotonous series of pages teaching you how to act, speak, and write. It is an attempt to shake up the readers and strike them directly in their hearts. It is not something to sit and take notes from; it offers practical suggestions that can be inculcated in daily life. Progress cannot be taught; it is self-acquired.”
Keep up the good work Ankit.
More than anything, your choice of topic matters. In fact, it reveals how you are connected with the youth who are waiting to enter the global family, and of course, is also beneficial to those who have interest in writing.
Keep it up.