Archives for The Writing Life

The designer who designed the cover of “The Tree’s Sister”

DELHI: She can be called an innovative person with a great power of imagination. Meet Sonakshi Sharma, a Delhi girl who has designed the cover of the book – “The Tree’s Sister” written by Ankit Singh. She is also a professional photographer in addition to this. The cover page of this book is being widely appreciated by the readers. The story is based on the emotional bonding between a 5-yr old little girl Shruti and the Neem tree. “Due to the theme of the book being based on nature/environmental, I selected the colour combination .i.e. Yellow & Green. The whole
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New Year, New Writing Exercises

  My fingers are buzzing with anticipation. Now that the holidays are over, I can get back to uninterrupted writing (relatively speaking). And every year, every week, every day, my goal is to get just a little bit better than I was before. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it’s just finger exercises. So to help keep myself from meaninglessly wearing out my fingers, I’ve come up with a few new self-study exercises that I thought I’d share. Mimic—Take a close look at a story you enjoy and use it as a template. (It’s kind of like fan fiction, but the
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A Second Life for a First Novel, Using Professional Editors

Anyone paying attention knows that the book publishing industry is undergoing tremendous change.  The result is that a book you see on the shelf of a bookstore, or at a reading, may have been produced by an entire team of publishing professionals in New York, or a team of professionals working independently for a self-published author. Increasingly, when done well, it’s impossible to tell the difference between these two efforts.  
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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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