100 Follows!

A heartfelt thanks to all of you for love and support. I started this blog a few years back but never really got around to regular posts. Now thanks to the lockdown-induced work from home situation, I finally got around to posting at twice a week. And all the likes and follows have really chargedContinue reading “100 Follows!”

How To Pass Time

Accha timepass hai, paisa toh jo hai so hai. (Hindi) A neighbour “It’s a good time-pass, whatever little the money,” a neighbour commented when I told them what I do for a living. She was relaxing on a bench just outside our tower, taking in the crisp, morning air. I had paused at the benchContinue reading “How To Pass Time”

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 Inkfeathers.com Laughter anthology No submission fee If selected, publishing fee of Rs1000/-; Theme – funny anecdotes Deadline – 30th SeptemberContinue 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”

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”

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”