There are certain things that you do all the time but when someone explicitly asks you about them, you go—“Really? Is this what I am doing?” For most of us authors, writing books easily makes this category. For me, writing is a highly organic activity, for the words just flow out of me when they … Continue reading 4 important rules on ‘how to write a novel’ by Neil D’Silva
5 writing tips from Shatrujeet Nath
Hello and welcome. If you are an aspiring author and already knows 'what' to write, you must be wondering about the 'how' and that's why I thought to introduce this new series where I'll bring you the tips from the mavericks of the field and who could be the better choice other than Shatrujeet Nath … Continue reading 5 writing tips from Shatrujeet Nath
‘Free Copies’ -An Amazing trick of Marketing
never hesitate while giving a 'Free copy' because a 'Free' copy is never for 'Free'. It comes with a disclaimer and it says, 'Market me'.
Burden – A short story that shaped my intellect
Just now my Facebook page has reached 5000 'likes'. I felt the moment special because atleast 5000 people are watching me doing 'crazy' stuff. I don't know why, I thought to start taking blogging a bit more seriously and that's why, I have promised myself to write stories more often. Why stories? Because it all … Continue reading Burden – A short story that shaped my intellect
Are you a night owl?
Every day at 11 in the night, we have a little fight at home. Fight of why I don't sleep at time and wake up early in morning? I did try what my parents suggest but failed terribly because whether I sleep at 3 or at 11. I wakes up at 10 only. So my … Continue reading Are you a night owl?
Does it matter?
“No one wants to read out there. This is just a waste of time.” His frustration was finally coming out, loud. “I want to read.” “That’s because you want to know what happens to you.” His anger was unknowingly getting surpassed of his own judgments. He was yelling at someone who doesn’t deserve it. “May … Continue reading Does it matter?
How I sold 500 copies within 20 days through Amazon.in
With more than 20,000 publishers and 19,000 titles being released every year (with growth of 30% per year), if you think your book can even get noticed by the readers without appropriate publicity, then it means you are waiting for a miracle to happen (and that's never going to happen). In India, roughly, more than … Continue reading How I sold 500 copies within 20 days through Amazon.in
What not to ask an Author, ever!
Being in writing profession for last 5 years, I have encountered (and learned) many things that we should never ask an author. Authors are basically very generous kind of a 'breed'. They will never ignore your message if it somehow relates to their books as we, the authors, are very much kind of an attention … Continue reading What not to ask an Author, ever!
Your next ‘big thing’ is in that Shit!
Research says that creative people are lazy. Research says that people with creative minds, gets bored pretty easily. Research says blah and blah! If you want to prove your points, just add in the beginning of the sentence that 'research says' and people will believe you. You are a writer but whenever you sit in … Continue reading Your next ‘big thing’ is in that Shit!