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 →


developmental editing

Do you really need developmental editing?

The other day I stumbled upon an article about how expensive indie publishing has now become. I was in fact aghast to note that the author had estimated her typical … Continue Reading →


Love Karma Crossed

Writing my Second Romance Novel “Love Karma Crossed”

I hope you are doing well. I am happy to announce that my latest novel “Love Karma Crossed” is now out on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play and other e-Book … Continue Reading →


portraying complex emotions

Portraying Complex Emotions like Jealousy and Manipulation in Fictional Characters

While writing my first novel, Legally in Love, I often found myself struggling to portray such complex behaviours as jealousy and manipulation through one of the main characters in this … Continue Reading →


Should you split your novels into smaller parts?

Should you split your novel into smaller parts just because others say so?

A few days back, an aspiring author contacted me asking for some advice related to the above intriguing query. Since the issues raised are important, I am taking the liberty … Continue Reading →


How to Make a Living from Your Writing

“We’re living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing!” So begins Joanna Penn in her latest book “How to Make a Living with Your Writing: … Continue Reading →


Writing

Writing Without Spending a Dime

You may wonder if I’m starting with an oxymoron, because writing normally is NOT an activity that should cost anyone any money. You just grab your pen and paper, if … 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 →


the compound effect

The Compound Effect in Your Writing Career

Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/cooldesign I hope you are NOT reflecting too much on how difficult it is to be a self-published author. I know how you work extremely hard writing … Continue Reading →


Celebrating The Quiet Child: A Must Read For every Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Sports Coach……..

I thought I should share with you the news about a book that I have just written in another genre. This is actually a sequel to my book Quiet Phoenix: … Continue Reading →


how to format an ebook

How to Format Your Ebook Without Spending a Dime

It’s time now to format and finish your book. This should be split into Final proof reading and then formatting to make your book suitable for various formats like Kindle, … Continue Reading →


editing

Editing Is Vital, Even If You Think You Write Like Shakespeare

Editing is a subject which no author should ever ignore.  Editors broadly come in two flavours- structural and line. Structural Editors go through the entire structure of your book and … Continue Reading →


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Setting a daily word count

Image Courtesy of phanlop88/FreeDigitalPhotos.net With the draft outline out of the way, you need to start setting your other tasks and targets, of which the most important is the word count … Continue Reading →


Writing my first book

Writing my first book

When I started writing my first book, I had an idea in my mind that I should write a book for an audience which does not know how to cook … Continue Reading →


writing

Writing is planning, then plodding and then some more plodding

 Success is supposed to be one percent inspiration and ninety-nine  percent perspiration.  Writing is quite similar. You do need inspiration, dreams and fantasies  to start with. But to finish your … Continue Reading →