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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Short Stories and Books.

A dream within a dream

woke up from a dead slumber to find myself buried deep within the womb of earth rustic red smell fill my nostrils squirming limbless beatless, breathless a void, inside a void wriggling, wrestling maggots and worms in the inside of... Continue Reading →

Of Mice and Men – An Excerpt

Lennie came in through the door. He wore his blue denim coat over his shoulders like a cape, and he walked hunched way over. “Hi, Lennie,” said George. “How you like the pup now?” Lennie said breathlessly, “He’s brown an’... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Writing a novel is like driving a car at night…

Anyone who's read Anne Lamott's 'Bird by Bird' will agree with me that the book is a pool of welcome advise on writing, for anyone who loves the art. I read the book few years ago and I couldn't stop... Continue Reading →

Tales

tonight let's talk in silences and stares let's weave tales that words never dared ~~~~~ Written for the prompt #tales on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, you can find it here. ~~~~~ Asha Seth

The Valentine’s Day Ritual

“Why don’t you join us?” They asked her for the hundredth time. She was exhausted from having to reject their pleas. Her friends were never tired though. “It’s just one night. It couldn’t hurt, right? Besides, just think, you might... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Stop aspiring and start writing…

Moving into the second week of February, I am quite excited because I inch yet closer to the impending holidays. I will be away for a whole week attending a cousin's wedding. A nice break from routine, well, who doesn't... Continue Reading →

Time for Blogging Awards!

The end of 2017 was the harbinger of happiness for 'The Musing Quill'. A proud winner of the 'Best Indian Book Blog' Award in IBA 2017 hosted by Indiblogger, the blog definitely didn't expect to be in limelight again this... Continue Reading →

Tested Tricks on Tackling Writer’s Block

Whether writer's block is real or not - totally depends on what you believe. Here was the article that debated what a writer thinks about writer's block and it gained much popularity amongst readers back in December last year. I... Continue Reading →

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