I write with friends on and off and many times I meet them, I realize that I don’t have a notebook with me. Very unwriterly, but a fact. So I borrow paper and scribble sensory stories or prompt responses. When I get home, I forget about these sentences. The papers … Continue Reading Selected Scribblings
It often happens that I write a couple of chapters and then am inundated with reasons not to continue. This can go on for a couple of weeks, even months. In the back of my head, I wonder: Is it writer’s block? Is it laziness? Is it fear? This happened … Continue Reading Getting Back to Writing
I’ve been editing manuscripts for a while now and I’ve noticed that it has changed the way I write a great deal. In the beginning of my career, I edited scientific literature. I learnt to read without reading at all. So I may have read a scientific treatise on ophthalmology … Continue Reading Does Editing Change the Way you Write?
I found a cartoon on twitter by Tom Gauld…. This is exactly what is happening to my characters now. They are changing entirely. Women into men, children into women, men into monsters. The plot is not a straight line and neither are the characters. The material you thought you didn’t … Continue Reading Writing as Process
For a long while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of revamping the website. That hasn’t happened yet but I suppose it will eventually. In the meanwhile I thought I should get back to blogging, something I still do where I work at InstaScribe. Recently I was part of … Continue Reading Return
In Part 1 of this interview, Amy Gigi Alexander talked about writing and travel. She has many projects in mind and this interview explores how you can take up so many projects and do justice to each of them. Very often these days, we find ourselves steeped in a quagmire … Continue Reading Talking with Amy Gigi Alexander-Part 2
We had a book club session which I will be blogging about soon, and I found myself wondering what book had made such a supreme impression. There have been many, many books. I’m a fickle reader- I flit from book to book, linger on some pages, and then rush to … Continue Reading Reading a poem