The Musing Quill is 6!

Time really does fly. Six years is a long time and a short one yet, if you know what I mean. Looking back, there are hundreds of memories and few amazing friends I made along the way and there isn't one thing I would want to change about my experience. Except, I miss all those... Continue Reading →

Things to Remember while Writing a Book Review

As book-lovers, most of us readers also love to review the books we read. Reviews not only help to record our experience of the book, but also help the reading community in deciding what books to read and why. But that is only as long as a book review is done right. The first book... 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 soon in the year. Owing to the extremely hectic week, however, that the new year... 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 believe, that there are such stretches of time when you strive to scribe. Motivation plays... Continue Reading →

Why have a Blogging Schedule?

Hello, readers! I am back after a long break. Last year was incredibly impressive albeit busy. And what happens when you’re tied up in tides, well, compromises. So, yes, blogging did take a back seat and although The Musing Quill did well, I did not. This year, thus, I have decided to put a blogging... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Block – Real or Not?

“I don’t wish to talk of writer’s block. It is very depressing,” said a published writer when I asked if she could share her experience for my blogpost. Clearly, she was uncomfortable and my article now lacks a case story. Nevertheless! When we talk of dead ends in writing, we use the term – Writer’s... Continue Reading →

Dear Reader…

Dear Reader, You & I, we haven't met but you are more than a friend. We haven't shared a talk but you are my secret keeper. You've been patient when I had to rant, and lent me peace of your words when I was low. Could I find a truer friend? Because you're someone just... Continue Reading →

3 Best Tips on Writing Irresistible Blog Titles

We write to be heard. Writers who claim differently are only fooling themselves. While we bleed on a paper or on the canvas, all we really ask for is some attention, some affection. Ask yourself this, the last time you read a five page article or a full blown 500-page novel, did the title entice... Continue Reading →

The Proofreading Checklist for Writers

When I was on a job-hunt couple of months ago, I had an interview scheduled with the National Creative Director of a reputed advertising agency. After three-quarters of an hour into the interview, she asked me, "How good are you with your grammar?" Not only did I grow nervous but was terribly baffled. What would... Continue Reading →

What I learned in 5 years of blogging

For the past few months, I have been writing poetry, a lot. I've realized it makes me feel relaxed, unbound. My diary is full with a lot of them. Some have made it to Instagram, some just lie between its pages; hopeful. But I haven’t written anything for a long time. And by that, I... Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Proofread your Writing

No clue as to what I’m talking about? Worry not! Proofing or proofreading or copy-editing all mean the same thing - assessing your work before publishing it. And I just can't stress enough on its significance in building your reputation as a skilled writer. Why is proofreading important? Now, what would you prefer? Someone on the... Continue Reading →

To blog or not to blog?

Blogging. Not everyone's cup of tea, eh? It takes your life blood and sweat and what not. To start is not easy, to keep going is even tougher. But you know what the good news is? You’ve kicked aside the biggest boulder – apprehensions - and now the road’s easy to go! Nothing will prick... Continue Reading →

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