Inspiration For Writers

Apart from the much talked of “Writers’ Block”, there are many events that can send your writing schedule for a toss. You could face important tasks that you have put off, busy as you were with your writing. You could also lose some of the zeal for writing, if you were to get a rejection just when you were starting off on a new chapter in your work in progress. Believe me, at the end of the day, writing is all about how you feel at that point in time. Continue reading “Inspiration For Writers”

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Trivia About P G Wodehouse

Without any shade of doubt, for me, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was the best writer in the English language.  Evelyn Waugh called him, “The Master” and we, his fans from all over the world, rejoice in his writings nearly 40 years after he, to use a phrase he was fond of, “handed in his dinner pail.” Continue reading “Trivia About P G Wodehouse”

My Favourite Quotes on Writing

Let me do something new today. I’ll share a few of my favourite quotes on writing and shall try and explain why they mean so much to me. The objective is not to explain the quote itself, because you can understand them as well as I can, it is to share why it resonates with me. Continue reading “My Favourite Quotes on Writing”

Gaining Through Writing Competitions

Sometimes the best way to challenge yourself is to take part in a competition. You may win some, and to be honest you may not win most of them but there are advantages of merely participating in them. Writing competitions are no different. There are ever so many of them. You need to keep your eyes open and spot opportunities which may appeal to you and your tastes in writing.

Some call for only short stories, others are more broad-based in scope. Most of them charge a fee, though you do have some competitions which are totally free.  Read the conditions prescribed as they vary from competition to competition, some don’t want you to submit work submitted elsewhere; most others don’t want work already published and so on. Continue reading “Gaining Through Writing Competitions”