Developing characters

Think of some characters from books you enjoyed reading. Characters that linger in your thoughts long after you closed the book. Some of mine are – Sherlock Holmes, Heathcliff, Miss Havisham (Great Expectations) and many others. Why certain characters stand out clearly in our minds is because of the minute detail authors have paid attentionContinue reading “Developing characters”

How yrs of freelance writing helped me

Why did I waste so many precious years penning newsletters, brand promo articles and stuff for publications when I should have been writing novels. Hell, if I had, I would today have nothing less than 6-7 titles to my name. This is a question I’ve often asked myself. Not so much today but when IContinue reading “How yrs of freelance writing helped me”

I’m a single tasker. And that’s fine!

I learnt a new word recently. Single tasker. A person who can do one job at a time. The word very succinctly describes me. Yes, in a world of multi-taskers, I’m odd. I am a single tasker. The multi-taskers run businesses, train for the marathon at the crack of dawn, are on the PTA committeeContinue reading “I’m a single tasker. And that’s fine!”

You signed up with a publisher, then what??!!

So you got yourself a publisher, the deal is signed and the ink has dried…hurray!! Now what? After weeks and months, hopefully not years of agonizingly checking your mail box for the acceptance email and praying not to see the dreaded reject note; you signed up. Yes!! The moment you dreamt of, wished and prayedContinue reading “You signed up with a publisher, then what??!!”