Monthly Archives August 2014

CAUTION – Self-Publishing Is Too Easy

Self-publishing is a remarkable industry. The ever-increasing ease of access to publication through the various avenues of indie and self-publishing (in the broadest sense) is a good thing–and a bad thing. In the case of self-publishing, simple can lead to sub-standard. How does an indie author avoid the fate?
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Five senses improve your scene

As writers, we spend a lot of time on plotting, character building and building conflicts. But when it comes time to start writing the scenes, the aspect that is most important in my opinion is that the readers should be able to visualize the scene perfectly in their mind. It is only then they will be engrossed in the story and would be curious to read more. For example, I was told that I described London very well in my debut story, LOST IN LONDON. Some readers who had visited London could completely associate with it. However, it is a
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Article writing at home – Motivational tips

If you work from home as a writer, the chances are you have already worked out strategies of your own to get optimum results. Maybe its just me, but sometimes I find it hard to fight distraction during the day as the work piles up and the deadlines loom.  I put together this list of my top tips in the hope it will increase other writers productivity too.
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5 Great Websites for Writers

There are thousands of websites available for writers and want-to-be writers. The range from blogs to magazines to how-to’s to everything in between is staggering! Here is a short list of some great websites for writers that I keep coming back to time and time again. Be sure to let me know what websites you love, too! The Write Life: Helping Writers Create, Connect and Earn This is a one-stop shop for fantastic resources about writing and making money. From selling fiction to launching a freelance writing career, The Write Life is an awesome place to learn some new and new-to-you
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Author’s inspiration

I was just reflecting back on past few months to understand where my inspiration for fictional stories are coming from. Needless to say, one should read enough in one’s genre of interest to not only improve the writing craft but also for creative inspiration. I haven’t read enough this year but have been watching plenty of drama shows on Netflix since I want to write in drama genre going forward. These shows are of high quality and inspire a lot of creative thoughts. However, inspiration is everywhere. I have realized that ever since I started to write fictional stories, it
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