Rejections are tough. But they are more difficult when you’re a writer. Because with every rejection, sometimes, comes a dose of dejection that gradually eats you. And it’s hard to think of the way forward.It is astonishing when you think about the number of writers who give up with every rejection. But it is important…

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Writing Inspiration #42

It is so true. Writing has to be done indiscreetly, just like dancing, singing, or acting. It has to come out incautiously. Keeping your guards up will never let your talent shine out the way it is supposed to. What’s more? It will always leave you feeling unsatisfied, incomplete. When writing, you’ve got to be…

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5 Tested Tricks on How to Write Consistently

So, you’re a writer? Then what we are about to discuss is too damn relevant for you to ignore. Today we are going to talk about writing habits and how to keep writing consistently. As a writer, what are you writing goals? Do you write daily or weekly? Are you one of those writers who…

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5 Easy Tips to Beat Writer’s Block

Haven’t you always wondered about how people manage to put together a heap of words every single day? There are authors who couldn’t have a peaceful night’s sleep if they hadn’t scribbled to their heart’s content and then there are some of us. Not that we do not wish to break the writing desks; or…

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Writing Inspiration #38

When a thought hits us, when we are yet ruminating over it, and giving it shape, imparting it life, is when it is the most fertile. You can do with it, whatever you feel like. Tend it like you desire and it will grow just that way. Abandoning it in a corner of the brain…

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Writing Inspiration #37

Octavia Butler, the sci-fi superstar wrote more than 5000 words daily. If it wasn’t her manuscript, she was seen jotting down her thoughts in a daily journal she held almost all her life. But never did a day go by when she did not write. And that is an ardent practice of most of the…

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Writing Inspiration #25

What exists if not our observation? Sometimes, mindful, but most times, just mindless observations. Tying our stories to the places we’ve been, the conversations we’ve eavesdropped on, the queer faces we’ve seen, the secrets we’ve stepped on. That’s the birth-ground to our stories. Having a natural instinct to observe the tiniest happenings around you may…

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Writing Inspiration #24

Happy Monday, readers. It is two months already that dad left me alone in the abyss of this world. It seems like years and at the same time no time at all. Funny how it feels! I am trying to drag myself up the lowest rungs of life right now. Writing is the rope I’m…

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Writing Inspiration #22

The worst thing that can happen to anybody is giving up on a dream or ambition from the fear of rejection. And yet, as I write this down, I think of time that awaits me when my book is finally done. That’s when those damn talons of fear grip me, choking me, and there is…

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A Brief Hiatus

**Disclaimer** This is only for those who really care to read about the author’s unplanned break from blogging. ************************************************************************************* Dear reader, I have been away, for quite some time. Yes, I should have left you a note, like a quick post it or something, letting you know that I won’t be around. And trust me,…

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Writing Inspiration #13

What do you think is Writer’s Block? Despite a most refreshing and engaging debate, we still have our doubts around it being real or not. I published an article recently voicing out the thoughts of some genius minds. In this article, we dissected what Writer’s Block is and the best ways to tackle it. But…

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Writing Inspiration #9

Anyone who’s read Anne Lamott’s ‘Bird by Bird’ will agree with me that the book is a pool of welcome advise on writing, for anyone who loves the art. I read the book few years ago and I couldn’t stop but revel in the simplicity of expression which does not make it like you are…

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Terrific Bloggers on Writer’s Block

Whether writer’s block is real or not – totally depends on what you believe. Here was the article that debated what a writer thinks about writer’s block and it gained much popularity amongst readers back in December last year. I believe, that there are such stretches of time when you strive to scribe. Motivation plays…

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Writing Inspiration #7

Back again, gradually advancing into the second month of the year. January was kind enough to pass by slowly. I now have 9 books read; the maximum yet I’ve managed in a month, and wrote down 7800 words, including my short-story drafts. So it wasn’t that bad now, is it? How was your month? I…

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Writer’s Block – Real or Not?

“I don’t wish to talk of writer’s block. It is very depressing,” said a published writer when I asked if she could share her experience for my blogpost. Clearly, she was uncomfortable and my article now lacks a case story. Nevertheless! When we talk of dead ends in writing, we use the term – Writer’s…

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On a windy night In the middle of summer The light showers Soaked me skin down ♥ Walking down the street With all but myself The darkness invited me Welcomed me as its own ♥ Uncertainty followed me Fear shadowed my silhouette Towering over my conscience Questioned all I’d done ♥ When I was certain…

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What is Poetry?

What is poetry? I know not. I’m a mere amateur trying to be someone. Mind you, not like someone. Poetry, to me is elusive. I know about poetry just as much a new-born knows about the wide vast world. It’s an ocean to me, and I try swimming across, trying to reach somewhere. With words…

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The Good Writer & The Bad Writer

Is there such a thing as a good or a bad writer? I have battled with this thought in my head for quite too long. I think it’s time to unleash my thoughts! As a writer, I have experienced that newbies in writing are always chased by an incessant thought – they are not good…

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