Interview on Whohub

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Have you ever visited Whohub? If you haven’t you might like to check it out. It is a social network for creative professionals based on their capacity for self-expression and collaboration. It gives you an opportunity to speak of your creative work and reach out to like-minded people.

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Pros & Cons of NaNoWriMo

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Have you made up your mind about NaNoWriMo? Are you in for it this year? You need to decide soon because November 1 fast approaches. I am sure people do NaNo for their own reasons. All of us may be keen on writing but all of us have different lives to lead, different responsibilities and consequently different kinds of schedules.

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Twitter Hashtags

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Increasingly many writers, authors, readers, literary agents and publishers amongst others use Twitter. To share their thoughts and ideas, develop new perspectives, keep track of trends and chat with other like-minded folk. Their tweets are looked forward to and one follow’s someone whose  thoughts, ideas etc we enjoy by way of their tweets. They in turn may choose to follow you if they find your tweets of interest. More

5 days for NaNo 2010

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NaNo 2010 starts just 5 days from now. Are you ready with your story plan? Are you staying with the structure you first thought of? Where will your story be set and in what period? Who are the principal characters? What genre would your story be in? These are some of the questions that come to mind as time marches on! If you haven’t signed on for NaNoWriMo 2010 yet, here‘s  where you do it!

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Naming The Novel

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Have you had to change the name of  your novel? Once? Several times? When I first wrote ” It Can’t Be You” my soon to be published (December 2010) debut novel, I had only one name in my mind. The name stems from a note left by a person who dies! I thought it quite appropriate.

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Warming Up for NaNo 2010

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There she comes! NaNo 2010 is around the corner- just a little more than 10 days before we burst out of our starting blocks in the National Novel Writing Month, beginning November 1. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of NaNo last year. This post is useful to me as a reminder of things to do and not do. It could perhaps, be of help to others attempting NaNo too- especially those making their debut runs.

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Ten Commandments

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If you were asked to synthesize your learnings about writing in the form of Ten Commandments, what would you say? I am sure you will find it a bit of a struggle! There is so much to say. This makes it tough to condense the essence of your experience in the form of Ten Commandments! Have a shot at it, nevertheless.

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Children of A Better God

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Just completed Susmita Bagchi’s “Children of A Better God” published by Penguin. I had the pleasure of attending the book launch for which the distinguished author and actor, Girish Karnad was the Chief Guest. A few extracts of the book were read by eminent theatre personality, Arundathi Nag, which made us all the more eager to get home and read the novel. The book is a very good read. It touches your heart and has moments of great poignancy.

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“Full Contact Addiction”

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I like Victoria Mixon’s phrase of ” full contact addiction” to describe how you would like your reader to hang on to your book relishing every page! We describe some books as being  “simply unputdownable”, don’t we?  An experienced editor, Victoria

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