Interesting Links

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A confirmed web surfer, I am always on the hunt for things that may help me improve my writing.  Here are a few things which caught my attention over the last week:

  • “The Emotion Thesaurus” by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi is an interesting dive into what are the giveaways when people express emotions. Designed for the writer to be factually correct when he/she captures the moods of their characters, and writes about their body language and mannerisms, this book is truly one of its kind. A must for the book shelf of every serious writer.


“A Bouquet From India”

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We now have just a week to go before we blast off for NaNoWriMo 2012. The objective is to write a novel of 50,000 words during the calendar month of November 2012, starting from scratch. Some choose to be “rebels” and do short stories instead. I have chosen to be part of this rebel band this year.


Are you on for NaNoWriMo 2012?


Here’s a confession. Yes, I got to admit I am a sucker for the National Novel Writing Month, popularly called NaNoWriMo. I was initially hesitant about signing up for NaNo this year. Let me hasten to add that I have great regard for this initiative. It won’t be wrong to say that a large share for whatever little success I have enjoyed as a writer clearly goes to NaNoWriMo and all the Wrimos who I have interacted with.For the uninitiated, “Wrimos” are the folks who take part in NaNoWriMo.


My first Ebook

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I am delighted to share that my first ebook is up at Smashwords. Do check out the collection of seven short stories set in contemporary India. More

What’s Cooking? Current Projects.


I was updating my profile at Author Central at, UK when it struck me that I was working on a number of very different projects. I thought I would share what’s cooking with you today:


“Route 32”


Before I wrote my first novel, a psychological thriller called “It Can’t Be You”, I had written a few short stories. Like all my stories, they are set in India, where I have lived all my life. I am pleased to say that one of these short stories is to be featured in an anthology of short stories by men being published by Unisun Publications.

I might add that “Route 32”, the short story being published, is  one that I particularly liked. It is the story of a bus driver in Bangalore, where I live. I shall post more details about this anthology when I get more specific information.