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My writing process

My writing process
If there's anything I love more than writing, it is talking about the writing process. 8th April Saturday night on Blogchatter FB page, I had a live session on my writing process. This article is to put down the points I spoke about so that you can mull over them & use them as & when you need.Before you read further, just want to add, ...
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Freelance Writing

Freelance Writing
​Are you thinking of quitting your dreary fulltime job and are dreaming of being a freelance writer… WAIT! You have visions of working at your own pace, choosing projects that catch your fancy and making money. Stop dreaming. I've nearly two decades' experience of writing for almost all the leading publications (newspapers and magazines) in th...
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How to pitch your manuscript?

How to pitch your manuscript?
So you have finished writing the story that haunted you and kept you awake. Brilliant. That's really a great feat accomplished. Take a break. Celebrate. You owe it. For the successful completion of phase 1 you must celebrate but do it more to gather strength for the next phase that awaits. Yes. This may sound discouraging but it's the tru...
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Importance of Beta Reading

Importance of Beta Reading
You've written the story. You've re-worked the first draft and have gone through every line of every chapter till you can say it aloud in your mind. And you're ready to get to the next phase: send your labour of love to the publishers. STOP!If you're a first time author, getting your manuscript beta read is a very good idea before you send it ...
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Love what you write

Love what you write

"Do you think I will be able to write like Murakami?" 

My friend Z said this to me. I've known her for a while; both of us with the shared love for words and books. She's writing her debut book and rued, "I don't write like the authors I like to read. I'm not a Jhumpa Lahiri, Murakami or anyone of the literary bigwigs I admire. I'm so ordinary. 

Then there's Y. Warm, vibrant, cheerful and with natural flair for words; it's a pleasure to meet her. So Y is almost done with her debut book and a publisher has shown interest in it. I asked her to tell me more about her debut book. 

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Neil
Loved your post for the two profound points it made - (1) Authors should not minimize their own efforts in writing a book and (2) ... Read More
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Dear Kanchana, this seemed to b e the post that might have been unconsciously looking for, over the past few days. I love to writ... Read More
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