NaNoWriMo 2011

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GFG2G4CUKZFE The countdown has begun. The timer at the National Novel Writing Month website showed me when I saw it last that are 27 days 4 hours left for the kick-off.  Starting, November 1, thousands of people from all over the world will set out to write 50,000 words during the calendar month of November 2011. I am as excited as most others would be.  More

“Lucky For Some, Thirteen”

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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.

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Learning from the Masters

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Thanks to a tweet by K M Weiland, I was pointed to this fascinating interview in Writer’s Digest. Two masters of writing thrillers- Ken Follett and David Morrell speak of the craft of writing thrillers. They are household names and need no introduction to those interested in the thriller genre. More

S for Suspense

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As a thriller fan and now a writer myself, S has to be for Suspense.  “Suspense” is defined as a state of mental uncertainty or excitement. This is what thrillers are about.  More

P for Psychology

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Psychology has been a subject which has never ceased to fascinate me. Though the human mind is so complex, distinct patterns of behavior emerge when we study why individuals act and speak in the way they do. This in spite of the unique individuality that each of us possesses. More

K for Kidnap

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Do you remember some stories from your childhood which have stuck in your mind? For me, one such was the infamous Lindberg kidnap murder case. I read about it in the 60s, possibly in the Reader’s Digest, though I can’t vouch for that. It made a huge impact on me.  More

Learnings As A Writer

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In a sense I guess a book is never fully complete. I say so because the scope for improving your writing is boundless. Yet, we need to stop somewhere  as there is no limit to the extent of editing that you can do. My second book is getting ready. Yes, “Lucky For Some, Thirteen” is now almost complete. I would like to share some learnings today. More

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