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#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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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.... 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... 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... Continue Reading →

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