The Future of Books

Let’s face it. We have all been through it, with varying degrees of success. Some of us have welcomed the new, others have doggedly stuck on to what has served us well for decades. Giving up the old for the new is an experience which is intensely personal. There are no rules.

When it comes to the matter of books, you will hear many different experiences. Each of us have our own preferences. Here is one I particularly liked by Mark O’Connell on the inner conflict between book lover and consumer.

Showing vs Telling- A Must Read

There are some aspects of  fiction writing  which leave the uninitiated baffled. One such is the concept of ” showing” vs “telling”. Many well-known writers have written about the need to by and large ” show” more than ” tell” in your writing. This is crucial to make what you write more interesting to your reader.

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Highest Paid Authors

Like in every other business, in writing too there are a few authors who make more money than millions of others put together! Yes, I realize that you write for the love of writing, to find an outlet for your creative talent and so on, but you might be inspired by reading this article in Forbes on  The World’s Highest Paid Authors. Continue reading “Highest Paid Authors”

Creative Style

‘You must be a creative sort of chap” said someone I met at a party recently. He went on to say “You writers, poets and people like that are the creative types, aren’t you?”. That set me thinking. Is writing, like any other art form, all about creativity? Are we writers more creative than others? How do we use our creativity to enhance the quality of our output, be it a poem or a novel? Continue reading “Creative Style”