Writing Inspiration #43

Well, this isn’t the first time an author has tried to emphasise on the importance of reading for writing a book. Most writers read a good deal before even starting to pen down their ultimate novel. I wouldn’t know how to write if I hadn’t taken inspiration from the books written by authors successful today.…

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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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‘The Musing Quill’ to ‘BadBookthief’

Hello dear reader, What are you up to? The year is close to an end and January almost peeks around the corner. Gives me jitters, if you ask. How is your December? There was so much to be done this year that I couldn’t manage and then some I never imagined doing. For instance, moving…

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5 Mistakes Writers Tend to Make

Life would be so much easier if we had a rule book to follow. In life, however, in many cases, we do know what must or must not be done to avoid a particular outcome. Sadly, one can’t say the same for writing. One must learn from experience and guard those gems well that make…

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The Checklist for Choosing a Book to Read

If you are a voracious reader like me, there is no end to how many times you’ll get this asked by fellow readers, book lovers, and the likes. Not exaggerating. Seriously! Not boasting either. Honestly! I have no one way to answer this. But with the increasing number of times I am asked this; now…

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Writing Inspiration #36

What does that mean to you? Do you relate as a writer? I sure do. But with some deviation. We have a thousand thoughts in our head at all times. When it comes to writing, everything appears jumbled the minute you have to streamline them. It is as good as a school PT drill where…

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The Knowing

flowers bloomed carefree looking here laughing there as the day slithered from dawn to dusk some of those flowers turned pale their end was their the next morning was not for them ~~~~~ Asha Seth

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Writing Inspiration #34

Let’s get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.…

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The Hate I Harbored

Time wasn’t on our side. Today, when it is too late, I convince myself thus. Maybe I wasn’t the right age to understand. Maybe you were too harsh that I suffered in vain. Maybe I comprehended you wrong. Maybe you misunderstood me much. I believed you knew what you were doing. Unleashing a world of…

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Writing Inspiration #33

Here’s a timeless advice that will take any writer; good at his trade, to places. Being economical with your words, not just makes it idiot-proof but also enhances the quality of your work tremendously. And of course, nothing’s excluded of this rule but the first drafts. What do you think? What do you think? How…

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More than half of the year passed by within the blink of an eye. Rest half of it was spent traveling through some of the most beautiful canvases of the country. All in all, I can’t say if I am happy or sad. It’s a neutral ground I find myself in. I dig my heart…

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The Pen’s Plight

the night grows curious as soon as she lights the lamp she moves the chair in place with a groan and a screech it obliges she picks up the pen the ink resists the flow refuses to let go a violent jerk forces it to action half-hearted, the pen gives into submission but only to…

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Writing Inspiration #30

Perhaps, the golden rule of all things writing is this. Word upon word, you build that castle and then wander around in it leisurely, wallowing in the sweet fruits of your hard work and revel in the abundance of satisfaction. On those bad days, just remind yourself this – you’ve got just one word to…

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The Crescent Scar – A Short Story

That evening, Eleanor seemed to be preoccupied. She was walking ahead of me. From my vantage point, I could see the back of her skull etched in the backdrop of the amber sky. I knew better than to ask what was bothering her. Because it was Eleanor. The Hot-headed Eleanor. The Strange Eleanor. And I…

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Writing Inspiration #29

In writing, often times, we are weighed down by our own passion to create the best pieces; pieces the world has never seen nor read. If anything, this passion pressure gets the better of us and there are days when writing down even a few words feels an avalanche of a job. So what do…

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Writing Inspiration #28

Happy Monday, once again, readers! What’s up with you guys? How was the weekend? We have Diwali around the corner and as you do know, festive occasions are damn fun and mad, both; which is why this is going to be a quick post. I wish you and your family a prosperous Diwali. May your…

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Writing Inspiration #27

Happy Monday, readers and writers! How have you been? Today we shall talk about first attempts and writing. I have known writers cracking their skulls up trying to get everything perfect at the first strike, almost killing themselves in the process. But I ask, is it necessary? More than that, is it possible to nail…

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The Shooting Star – A Short Story

Once upon a time, somewhere in the vast open sky, an assembly was summoned. The biggest and brightest of stars took the senior positions in the assembly. Then the smaller stars took to lower rungs and the meeting commenced. Speculation was rife that the moon; who had conveniently chosen to stay away from the meeting…

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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 #23

One of the most powerful advices on writing that I have come across in recent times. I haven’t before heard of this author but his words hit so hard. It is your voice alone that will give you the recognition you seek. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let nothing make you believe otherwise. And most importantly,…

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Writing Inspiration #21

Neil Gaiman’s writing is awe-spiring. His stories give a reader much food for thought. There has never been a time when I have been disappointed with his books and that is simply because he knows what a reader seeks. He always explores different storylines with distinct character sketches for the protagonists, always. I can write…

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