#Quoted: A short story must have…

Writing short stories is like weaving of tales from a single thread of thought. It is an art only the greatest of them like Marquez, Maurier, Chekov, Walker, etc. have mastered. While there is no one way of doing it, there are certain things that can help you go a long way in writing just... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: If a writer stops observing…

What exists if not our observation? Sometimes, mindful, but most times, just mindless observations. Tying our stories to the places we've been, the conversations we've eavesdropped on, the queer faces we've seen, the secrets we've stepped on. That's the birth-ground to our stories. Having a natural instinct to observe the tiniest happenings around you may... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: You should write because…

Happy Monday, readers. It is two months already that dad left me alone in the abyss of this world. It seems like years and at the same time no time at all. Funny how it feels! I am trying to drag myself up the lowest rungs of life right now. Writing is the rope I'm... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Avoid while Writing Book Reviews

Here comes the second installment in the series - #DoingBookReviewsRight. In the first installment, some able reviewers shared the things to remember while writing book reviews. Some pretty good tricks those were, I must add. Do visit if you missed it earlier. Let's begin, shall we? One thing, readers love more than reading books is -... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Do not write what someone else could…

One of the most powerful advices on writing that I have come across in recent times. I haven't before heard of this author but his words hit so hard. It is your voice alone that will give you the recognition you seek. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let nothing make you believe otherwise. And most importantly,... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Write everyday, line by line…

The worst thing that can happen to anybody is giving up on a dream or ambition from the fear of rejection. And yet, as I write this down, I think of time that awaits me when my book is finally done. That's when those damn talons of fear grip me, choking me, and there is... 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 →

#Quoted: A scrupulous writer…

Eric Arthur Blair, popularly known by his pen name 'George Orwell' has been amongst my favorite authors. But we all love George Orwell, don't we? I was introduced to his works when I first read 'Animal Farm' and how, I love that book! Orwell was one writer who believed that in writing, our choice of... 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 but revel in the simplicity of expression which does not make it like you are... 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 love it! Exploring quotes for the blog, I stumbled past one from Alan Watts. I... 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 →

#Quoted: Find out the reason that commands you to write…

Back again, gradually advancing into the second month of the year. January was kind enough to pass by slowly. I now have 9 books read; the maximum yet I've managed in a month, and wrote down 7800 words, including my short-story drafts. So it wasn't that bad now, is it? How was your month? I... Continue Reading →

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