November 20, 2019

How’s the NaNoWriMo going? I started but halfway through I realized that I need to read up a bit more, so am back to reading…it’s satisfying to have a word count of 2000 odd words a day but unless you really know how you want to frame a chapter how do you achieve that word…

July 7, 2019

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 languish in some handbag until…

June 28, 2019

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 to me just now. I…

August 18, 2018

It’s been around ten days since Kerala, my home state, has been enduring the wrath of the open dams. The water level has started subsiding in some parts but there has been a tremendous amount of damage. Lives have been lost, people displaced and homes washed away. Kerala is no stranger to rains but the…

February 12, 2018

 like the Replace button in Word as you can do these little experiments: you can try to Replace all the names of one character with another more apt name. This is so easy to do but the problem is if the character feels the same to you afterward. I tried doing this and I couldn’t…