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 →

#Quoted: If you want to write…

#Quoted is one space through which I wish to introduce some amazing writers, lesser-known, but great when it comes to the art. Today, let's talk aboutMadeleine L'Engle. Have you have read any of her books? She wrote children's books primarily. But it was her adult fiction novels that won her a gamut of awards, honors,... 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 →

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 →

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 →

On Writing Styles

Let me tell you something. As a kid, I wasn’t particularly fussy, but yet someone with peculiar tastes. God bless my mother, how she put up with my myriad moods is a mystery to me.  It was many years later that I was going to learn about Wilde’s popular and my mantra for life –... Continue Reading →

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