Thank you for having read and supported my debut novel, “It Can’t Be You.” I am glad to tell you that my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” was launched on December 1, 2012. You can get more information about the book, and the book launch at my site, “Prem Rao, Story Teller” where I am trying to consolidate all my writing work..
I could feel the tension ease palpably as the book launch function of my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” came to an end recently. It was also the time to summarize a few key learnings which might be of use to budding writers, if not to other writers. “Writing a 87,000 + word novel is pretty easy, its writing the less than 200 word back cover copy that is tough,” I quipped. There’s a lot of truth in what I said. Ask any author.
When as an author you write a story, you place events in a particular time frame. It is difficult, if not impossible for you to predict all that will happen in the future. Let me explain with an example to make my point clear. In my latest thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” a terrorist group orchestrates attacks in Goa and Bangalore in India in January and September 2010 respectively. It is a work of fiction and you and I know the attacks as described in the book, did not take place. Continue reading “The flux of time: An Author’s Challenge”