Writing Resources

List of publications, contests etc that accept submissions. Focus is primarily Indian/Asian Blogs Cha Journal – Hong Kong-based Asian Literary Journal – Can submit reviews of listed books, or submit own book for review Contests/Submissions Juggernaut writing contests – Lockdown Diaries (Hindi) Story Mirror – Writing prompts KDP Pen to Publish Awards – not yetContinue reading “Writing Resources”

My Writing Calendar

What with the work from home situation, getting a Kindle Unlimited subscription, and discovering new shows on Amazon Prime, I’ve been quite irregular in my writing. As a sort of motivational measure, I’ve decided to start a writing calendar. Nothing fancy. Just a table with notes-to-self and deadlines to sort out things I’m planning (allContinue reading “My Writing Calendar”

Pitchfest at Litventure – A Guest Post by Aindrila Roy

With NanoWrimo in full flow now, FWBA comes with its new initiative – The Pitchfest! Aindrila Roy shares with us the juicy details. Litventure was conceived when the minds behind the Facebook group, For Writers By Authors, realized that there is a gap between the authors and the readers that is seldom bridged. That singleContinue reading “Pitchfest at Litventure – A Guest Post by Aindrila Roy”

What Is Creative Writing?

Traditionally, all writing has been classified into two clear-cut categories, non-creative writing and creative writing. Non-creative writing usually deals with hard, cold facts. Its purpose is to inform readers and enhance their knowledge about a specific happening, situation, product, or concept. For instance, a book on history, a news write-up on a recent event, andContinue reading “What Is Creative Writing?”

Creative Writing Exercise #1

As you know, style plays a critical role in your creative writing efforts. For a beginner, it is important to experiment with different writing styles to find out which style suits him or her best. So, here’s a simple creative writing exercise that you can use to familiarise yourself with different styles of writing. WriteContinue reading “Creative Writing Exercise #1”

Four Essential Ingredients You Must Use in Creative Writing

Every piece of creative writing has four essential ingredients: Content Literary Form Structure Style Let’s examine how you can use them. Content: Content is the building block of any creative writing. It is the idea around which your creative work revolves. To be a successful creative writer, you should base your content on experience. ObserveContinue reading “Four Essential Ingredients You Must Use in Creative Writing”

How Do We Learn – The 5 Basic Principles of Learning

From the time we are born, one of the most important mental functions we perform is learning. As a toddler, we learn to walk and to speak. When we start school, we master the alphabet, learn to make friends, and start acquiring writing skills. We then continue to learn various subjects, mastering a few, performingContinue reading “How Do We Learn – The 5 Basic Principles of Learning”