#Quoted: Good story ideas seem to come from…

Let's get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Remember…

Neil Gaiman's writing is awe-spiring. His stories give a reader much food for thought. There has never been a time when I have been disappointed with his books and that is simply because he knows what a reader seeks. He always explores different storylines with distinct character sketches for the protagonists, always. I can write... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Start being a writer…

I have met many people in this lifetime who've wanted to do a lot of things, who've wanted to be a lot of different things then they are right now. The spark that lights up their eyes when they talk of things they want to do is simply astonishing. I wonder if they've ever seen... Continue Reading →

Atop the World…

I walk up the steep winding path. At last, I reach the top. The wind rushes into my face with so much fervor as if it has been waiting to reveal all its secrets, held for ages. In the middle of summer, here's winter. The clouds hanging low, so low, that it is almost impossible... Continue Reading →

The Road Never Taken…

It's a Monday like no other Monday. I am traveling to work, on the same train, through the same route, but why does it all seem different? Are all these the same people who travel with me everyday? Or are these new faces? Why do I have like a hundred eyes following me wherever I... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Write about what disturbs you…

Hello, readers! I have returned from a week of a perfectly wonderful holiday; speaking of the places I had the chance to visit, and a perfectly horrid one; speaking of the transport troubles. I shall be posting about my experience soon enough. What can I say? I missed you guys and all the writing that... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: What are you going to write about?

Here comes a stunner of a quote from none other than King. And just how this one has always always rescued me, has made this one of my all-time favorite writing quotes. It is from King's memoir 'On Writing' that I read a few years ago and that just reminds me it is time I... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: After writing a story…

In writing, sleeping over is an act of kindness. Be merciful toward your drafts and give yourself the freedom to think twice before you hit 'publish'.  You never know what magic might unveil out of a draft, a story, or a poem, you've slept over. Catch you soon, dear reader. Happy writing, till we meet... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Writing is as close as we get…

Writing is about what we feel and what we don't. What we say and what we don't. What we love and what we don't. There is not one thing we can't write about. When we can't write, we may as well be writing about that. There's merit in that too. Everything shapes your writing. But... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Some things are hard to write about…

Whoever said writing is easy! It's child's play, eh? And yet the greatest writers in history agree that the blank page has almost always got the good of them. Writing isn't a piece of cake; especially not when you write about things that had rather never happened to you. A bad memory is like a... 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 →

#Quoted: Tomorrow, is the first blank page…

The Musing Quill wishes all its readers and followers a very happy new year. May it be most fulfilling and gratifying. Here's a quote to kickstart the new year. Here's to new beginnings. Yes, do write a really good story. Happy 2k18! What resolutions? Let's talk. ~~~~~ Asha Seth

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