When Newton said, “A body in motion remains in motion… if the body is at rest it remains at rest,” he might as well have been talking about me. Or the hordes of us who promise to blog “regularly” when we go off the entry-a-day routine, and of course, promptly forget.
There’s something that’s always been part of the Western publishing landscape, which is now seeping into India as well. It’s called elitism. You know, the attitude of a few that literary authors who write one book in five years are special and talented, and crime writers or those horrible romance writers who “churn out a […]
There are some writing websites that I used to be a huge fan of when I began my writing career that while helpful, always made me feel guilty. If you’re a REAL writer, they seemed to say, you MUST have a business plan. If you’re a REAL writer, you MUST have a writing schedule.
Do you want to know how to kill time? Then I’m your gal.
It dawned on me the other night that I must have written at least 150,000 words on this blog alone. To see if that was indeed the case (and because of course, I have way too much free time), I decided to check it out. I added up the words in all the entries I’ve […]
The other day, I was watching a TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie (“The danger of a single story“) in which she talks about how, as a new writer, she was trying to ape the Western writers she’d read growing up. She mentioned how her stories always, always, had characters drinking ginger beer, something she’d never […]
1. The realization that many of the things I used to love doing as a kid and as a teenager is how I make a living today.
The side effect of being super scattered is that sometimes you botch up a job. Yesterday, I botched up a job. (I found and corrected the error before any damage was done, though.)
I’m not much for rules, but I love the Guardian’s book blogs and the series on writers that it frequently runs. In February, they ran a series “Rules for writers” in which they interviewed “some of the most esteemed contemporary authors for any golden rules they bring to their writing practice.”
Doesn’t it surprise you how things come into your life exactly when you need them to? Almost as if your thoughts somehow manifested into that reality? I’ve found that a lot over the past few years. All I have to do is ask for something, believe that I truly do deserve it and can have […]