#Quoted: Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable…

The sci-fi superstar wrote more than 5000 words daily. If it wasn't her manuscript, she was seen jotting down her thoughts in a daily journal she held almost all her life. But never did a day go by when she did not write. And that is an ardent practice of most of the famous names... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: The most valuable…

Here's a timeless advice that will take any writer; good at his trade, to places. Being economical with your words, not just makes it idiot-proof but also enhances the quality of your work tremendously. And of course, nothing's excluded of this rule but the first drafts. What do you think? What do you think? How important... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Read everything…

I like authors who lay emphasis on the importance of reading. Stephen King said the first thing he ever did was put out the television and get to the book. Ernest Hemingway was always reading. He would read almost everything he could lay his hands on. J K Rowling never read a book that didn't... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Imagination is like a…

Hello, readers and writers! What are you up to? Enjoying the festive season or fretting over new year resolutions? Whichever has you by grips, I hope you are writing much and well at that! About writing. Writing is all about streamlining your thoughts. Or may be not! Because when you give up the streamlining is... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: A word after a word…

Perhaps, the golden rule of all things writing is this. Word upon word, you build that castle and then wander around in it leisurely, wallowing in the sweet fruits of your hard work and revel in the abundance of satisfaction. On those bad days, just remind yourself this - you've got just one word to... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Writers write from empathy…

Happy Monday, once again, readers! What's up with you guys? How was the weekend? We have Diwali around the corner and as you do know, festive occasions are damn fun and mad, both; which is why this is going to be a quick post. I wish you and your family a prosperous Diwali. May your... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: The beautiful part of writing is..

Happy Monday, readers and writers! How have you been? Today we shall talk about first attempts and writing. I have known writers cracking their skulls up trying to get everything perfect at the first strike, almost killing themselves in the process. But I ask, is it necessary? More than that, is it possible to nail... Continue Reading →

#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 →

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