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I had always been writing poems for as long as I can remember. My poems had been published in several online platforms and had won some major international writing competitions, but the urge to have my work out there in a book was overwhelming. I wanted that coveted laurel of being called a ‘writer’ and … More Author Confessions by Anangsha Alammyan
You never know where your next motivation comes from. Here’s a chance to be a motivation for someone through your own experiences. Inviting authors, aspiring authors and book bloggers to write guest posts for our blog on various topics related to writing and publishing . Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a comment here.
The second thing you have to do to be a writer is to keep on writing. Don’t listen to people who tell you that very few people get published and you won’t be one of them. Don’t listen to your friend who says you are better that Tolkien and don’t have to try any more.
I read this somewhat peculiar quote recently that goes like: “Sometimes you need to push the water down to keep the boat afloat”. It was quite bizarre at first if I am being honest, but as moments lingered and time took its usual due course to thrust some sense into me, I was made to … More On life and writing: Faiz Yusuf (Guest Post)
Being a writer is difficult. Especially when you are running out of thoughts and your creative juices are running slow. There are days when you start doubting yourself as a writer, feel empty from within. You might even consider giving up, without an inspiration to write. Unfortunately there is no end to this melancholic trail … More Writer’s Block: It’s all in your head By Nazish Kondkari
“I’m lighting a candle for you that you get your book published.” Every time I telephoned my mother in New York from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bristol, Stockholm, or from wherever I happened to be living, she began the conversation with this incantation. She believed in me, and she knew that God did, too. … More Wednesday Wisdom: Becoming Fearless by Cynthia Adina Kirkwood
Greetings, aspiring writers! You are dreaming about the most wonderful job in the world. But also one of the hardest jobs in the world. First of all – the desire to write is a wonderful impulse. Our world is creative and your soul is responding to the most fundamental urge of the conscious being – … More Monday Microscope: A Letter To All Aspiring Writers By Leonara Meriel
Rains and romance always make for a perfect combination! This monsoon, bask in the magic of love with the heartwarming tale of Shamsher Singh Rajput and Saaya in Author Zoe M’s debut novel, Call me Saaya.
If you are an aspiring writer, no dream can be more beautiful that writing your first book. There is a strange thing – everyone, except the writer, thinks that writing is easy. It’s not. The journey ‘from your beautiful dream to the reality’ is long and tough. Naturally, you are most likely to make mistakes … More Wednesday Wisdom: 6 things to avoid when writing your first book by Tarang Sinha