Stephen King on the Pursuit of Writing

As writers, we are always on the lookout for such pieces of instruction, motivation, that would make the tedious task of writing simpler. Something that will make us bleed less while ensuring that the results are nothing short of masterpieces of literature.  But as we all know, such potions or draughts don’t exist, and the…

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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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Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the…

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Pain or pleasure, makes us better. Each of our experiences makes us a better artist. And that is more than a sufficient reason to believe that whatever happens, happens for good, to teach us something, to leave lessons with us, that is our own, and only ours. These experiences should be harnessed to power up…

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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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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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Janet Hulstrand on Good and Bad Writing

As writers, we are always concerned about one thing – is the writing good enough? Should I change this or modify that? Should I remove this or add that? These thoughts plague every writer’s mind and one is never at ease, no matter how good a piece of work is produced. While it isn’t wrong…

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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 #35

Writing is tedious process. It is rewarding but tedious. One can’t deny that. It takes more than mere dedication and passion. Some days are dry. No ideas. No thoughts. Leading to no inspiration, ultimately. But persistence with consistency is the way ahead; if I may be allowed to say so. Inspiration may not come for…

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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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Writing Inspiration #31

Hello, readers and writers! What are you up to? Enjoying the festive season or fretting over new year resolutions? Whichever has you by grips, I hope you are writing much and well at that! About writing. Writing is all about streamlining your thoughts. Or may be not! Because when you give up the streamlining is…

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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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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 #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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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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Writing Inspiration #20

I have met many people in this lifetime who’ve wanted to do a lot of things, who’ve wanted to be a lot of different things then they are right now. The spark that lights up their eyes when they talk of things they want to do is simply astonishing. I wonder if they’ve ever seen…

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Writing Inspiration #19

Hello, readers! I have returned from a week of a perfectly wonderful holiday; speaking of the places I had the chance to visit, and a perfectly horrid one; speaking of the transport troubles. I shall be posting about my experience soon enough. What can I say? I missed you guys and all the writing that…

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Writing Inspiration #17

Here comes a stunner of a quote from none other than King. And just how this one has always always rescued me, has made this one of my all-time favorite writing quotes. It is from King’s memoir ‘On Writing‘ that I read a few years ago and that just reminds me it is time I…

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