#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 →

#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: 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: 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 →

What I learned in 5 years of blogging

For the past few months, I have been writing poetry, a lot. I've realized it makes me feel relaxed, unbound. My diary is full with a lot of them. Some have made it to Instagram, some just lie between its pages; hopeful. But I haven’t written anything for a long time. And by that, I... 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 →

Writing Styles for Writers

And it's 2 months down already. Can you believe it? Anyway! It's been a while I wrote about 'what are writing styles' and I won't shy away from confessing that I'd totally forgotten about the follow-up post I'd promised to do. Nevertheless, here I am. Previously we discussed how it is important to have a writing style... 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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