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 … Continue Reading Word Count
Have you ever thought about what genre your book lies in? This is a tricky question and is really important as it affects the way you market the book. I went to the Bangalore Lit Fest today and was fortunate to meet some amazing sci-fi and fantasy writers. They spoke … Continue Reading Genre: Fact or Fiction?
It’s NaNoWriMo month. I’ve been trying to do the 50,000 word count in November for many years now. Most of the time, something comes up and I stop. This year I’m trying again but the only reason I’m attempting it is because I have an idea about where the story … Continue Reading #NaNoWriMo 2019
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?
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
I must confess I am not through blogging. I blog a great deal where I work and that has led me to the illusion that I am blogging after all and have left nothing behind.But I have, of course. Waxing eloquent about poetry is not enough– you must pursue it, … Continue Reading Recovery
Finding your voice is what all writing workshops are ultimately about. I did an exercise a long time ago, days before the daily prompts you could subscribe to. One way that works is writing a short paragraph with three characters and writing from the perspective of each character. Suppose there … Continue Reading Finding your Voice: A Simple Exercise
Reading on your smartphone can be a bit addictive and maybe even laced with distraction but have you ever tried reading your paperback or hardcover with your smartphone? Books are often very geography specific. It’s one thing watching a movie about a story set in a moor and quite another reading … Continue Reading Reading with my Smartphone
This is a podcast of me reading a chapter from my ebook ‘Unsettled’. It is the first time I’m on audio, voluntarily anyway….unless you count the times my mom and dad taped my baby ramblings. First you have to find a chapter from your book that says a bit but … Continue Reading Of Podcasts