The Compound Effect in Your Writing Career Revisited

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” –James Dean I originally wrote this blog post in 2014 but now I’m tailoring it for 2017 and … Continue Reading →


Why write when readers don’t care?

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” –Omar Khayyam The other day I was reading The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type. … Continue Reading →


Author mind-set

How to Develop A Successful Author Mind-set

No matter what you set out to do in life, mind-set challenges can really bog you down. Whether you’re learning swimming or trying to lose weight or run a business, … Continue Reading →


Writing my first novel

Writing my First Novel “Legally in Love”

I know most of us have a novel within us. And that for some unfathomable reason, we are too scared to get it out. Believe me, I too wasn’t any … Continue Reading →


Kindle Scout

Why won’t I be joining Kindle Scout any time soon?

Some three months back, I received an email from Amazon announcing their Kindle Scout programme for fiction authors that I just filed away because till then I had only written … Continue Reading →


Celebrating Quiet Leaders Now Available on All Major e-Book Retailer Sites

I was always intrigued by the question whether introverts can really lead? And if yes, can they just lead, as any imbecile hereditary heir to the throne is expected to, … Continue Reading →


1000 sales

From 0 to 1000 sales: Why is that a landmark that we need to talk about

I published my first book How to Cook In A Jiffy Even If You Have Never Boiled An Egg Before in September 2013. This was a simple college cookbook based … Continue Reading →


don't give up too soon

Don’t Give up Too Soon!

A few days back, one of my friends forwarded a very touching story that I thought should share with you today. No matter how talented or capable you are, a … Continue Reading →


Babelcube

Babelcube is fumbling!

Let me admit it. I have been an unabashed fan of Babelcube for quite some time. On 25 January 2015, I first shared my first impressions openly on this blog … Continue Reading →


eagle

You Become What You Believe You Are

“What do you want to do in life?” “What is the meaning of life?” “What is the purpose of our existence?” These may sound like a set of perfect questions … Continue Reading →


J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling’s famous Harvard Speech and the Fringe Benefits of Failure

I have read or heard very few speeches in my lifetime that have moved me so much. But J.K. Rowling’s famous speech “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance … Continue Reading →


pen name

Why using a pen name may NOT be such a smart idea?

Have you ever had an urge to write in a different genre? If so, you might have wondered at some point whether you should use a pen name or a … Continue Reading →


Dan Brown

Dealing With Criticism-the Dan Brown Way

Every creative person—writer, artist, singer or actor—cringes while facing critics and the looming tsunami from their poisoned tongues and quills. Who likes being judged after all? The sad truth, however, … Continue Reading →


100% Responsibility

Taking One-Hundred Percent Responsibility for Your Life

 I love reading motivational books. Lately every book I read has been advising me to change my response to an outcome. The constant refrain is that it is not the … Continue Reading →


Indie Author Pack Review: Three Classics in one go

I was fortunate enough to get hold of a copy of the Indie Author Pack when it was on pre-order. Undoubtedly, this pack is a real value for money, as … Continue Reading →


Abraham Lincoln

Three Things That All Self-Published Authors can Learn From Abraham Lincoln

I keep hearing some self-published authors cringing and whining all the time about how difficult it is to pursue a career as a writer. Sure, many are passionate about what … Continue Reading →


J.K. Rowling

A Truly Inspiring Story About a Writer

Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Thaikrit Today I thought I should share a story with you, a story which I personally found to be very motivating and inspiring. I happened to stumble … Continue Reading →


businessforauthors

Business For Authors: Viewing Your Writing Profession as a “Business”

I thought today I should share with you a book which I found to be really helpful for self-published authors. Most Authors make the mistake of viewing their writing as … Continue Reading →


self published author

10 Habits of a Successfully Self Published Author

                    Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Lamnee So, you think you have a knack for writing and have heard that these days you … Continue Reading →


Author

How exactly do you become an author, part-time or full time?

Beginning As An Author At The Very Beginning….. As the mindboggling material available on the worldwide web would indicate, the path to becoming an author would be as different as … Continue Reading →