Showing posts with tag: Writing

Writing Tropes

I just finished reading Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and yes, I know, I’m really late to this party but what a truly lovely book it is! Fun, warm and real. It had some bits that didn’t quite work for me but I’m not here to do a book review. I’m here to talk about…

Read More

Books I wish I’d written

Books are both my solace and my stress buster. There is nothing more relaxing than a good book. But the great books, the ones that grab you by the throat and make you wish you could meet the protagonists, get embroiled in their stories and yes, also, fantasies about running away with some of them…

Read More

The most disciplined author around…

Every day, I read interviews and posts by authors who talk about how they maintain a strict, disciplined schedule and write a fixed number of hours a day or a certain number of words per day. I’m in awe. Literally. Mostly because I write about a hundred words per day and consider myself productive. So,…

Read More

A day in the life of a full-time writer

  Life has some pretty weird habits, and the strangest of them all is that it just goes on. It doesn’t stop; it never stops for anyone. But then again, maybe this is also one of its best habits too; that it goes on. However, as the years go flying by one after another making…

Read More

Hating Romance

“I don’t write to inspire. I write to entertain.” I was at the Hyderabad Literary Festival the other day attending the panel on ‘Happily Ever After’ and the question and answer session that followed took a surprisingly acrimonious turn. An audience member queried the panel on whether their stories could really be called original and…

Read More

In Conversation with Veena Nagpal

It’s that time of the year again. Come winter and drum beats for the Jaipur Literary Festival billed as the greatest literary show on earth, start sounding loud and clear. At the curtain raiser for JLF 2019 (January 24-28) Co-director Namita Gokhale announced an entire session on a brand new theme – Cli-Fi. “We have…

Read More

New Age Literary Festival, Sk-One

I enjoyed participating as a panelist in a new age literary fest organised by Sarath City Capital Mall, sponsored by Sk- One. It was enriching to listen to the other panelists — all authors and accomplished in various fields. The event was moderated by the vivacious and fascinating Namrata Bhagtani-Sadhvani and coordinated by the efficient Anupama Dalmia… Held…

Read More

Self-publishing

  Self-publishing, should you choose the mode, is a complete project in itself. The high is that the author is in full control of all the aspects of the book; story, content, cover, release date, marketing etc. But self-publishing can become confusing and overwhelming if one doesn’t understand the step by step picture of the…

Read More