Enjoyed reading Pat Newcombe’s blog post on villains in her Thriller Writers Blog. I am sure you will too, especially if you like the suspense/mystery/thriller genre. This set me thinking on what I would like to see and not see in a villain!
Books are not just about action- not even thrillers. As I write my second book “Lucky For Some, Thirteen” I am conscious of the fact that dialogues enhance the quality of your writing or bring it down. They are sometimes taken for granted. We write them any old way believing the strength of our plot will make the book sail through. This is a huge mistake.
So you want to be a fiction writer? Congratulations but so do a million others. All of them don’t make the grade. It is easy to get carried away with the images of huge success. Everyone dreams of churning out best-sellers that feature on the New York Times, getting that incredible advance that make eyes pop out and wallowing in luxury as you write from your exclusive writer’s den in some exotic place. Continue reading “Writing Fiction Is Hard Work!”
It’s been over 8 months since ICBY was released and I am glad it continues to have brisk sales! It is currently offered with a 20 % discount at Flipkart. As mentioned in past posts, I feel great to see ICBY consistently feature within the top 70 in the list of titles under the “Suspense” category in Flipkart.
It’s been over 8 months since ICBY was released and I am glad it continues to have brisk sales! It is currently offered with a 20 % discount at Flipkart. As mentioned in past posts, I feel great to see ICBY consistently feature within the top 70 in the list of titles under the “Suspense” category in Flipkart. Continue reading “20 % Discount on Flipkart”
Better late than never! I am very excited to have signed on for Camp NaNoWriMo. This is, so to say, like a dry run for the NaNoWriMo which takes place in November each year. I wasn’t following NaNo too closely for the last few months and in any case I was on vacation in the US, so I seemed to have missed the early announcements about Camp NaNoWriMo. Continue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo”
Do you remember the old game of Bingo? It was awfully popular during my childhood. We waited with bated breath while the announcer called out the numbers and we scrambled to see if they appeared on our sheets. We tried to win prizes for “Top Line”, “Quick Five” and many more with the Full House being the ultimate prize.
Are you one of those who love memoirs, reading and writing them? If you like writing novels, short stories or personal essays based on autobiographical experiences, here’s one contest you might like to take part in.