I've been writing for as long as I can remember, poetry, short stories, journals. Those are the places where my love of writing really took birth. I've always been scared to let people read my work, not because of self-doubt but because of bullying. Me, writing diligently to get my story out appears as a… Continue reading What Really Hinders My Writing Progress
I stumbled across a video about the importance of momentum when writing a book and although I know it's a logical way of thinking, I don't always apply that with my own projects. I allow many factors to affect me from completing a manuscript. Basically, having momentum means finishing a book, at least a first… Continue reading How Important is Momentum| Fiction Writing
What really started me out writing stories and poetry was "Composition Class" in primary school. As early as the age of six, I had to write essays (called compositions sometimes) based on pictures or a topic. It would start with a first line sometimes, and sometimes it would be titled something like "A Day at… Continue reading Should Writers Only Write What They Know? | Writing Fiction
What are Content Mills? In layman's terms, content mills or content farms are websites that hire freelancers to generate large amounts of textual content. In most cases, a freelance writer has to bid the lowest to get hired. Because of this, many writers as well as employers don't find the services rendered from these sites… Continue reading Can Content Mills help your Writing Career?
There are a few different effective and straightforward methods to outline a novel, however, I do it in my own way. Recently I've seen some questions pop up about outlining novels so I thought I'd break down the way I do it since it seems simpler to me, and in another post, I will discuss… Continue reading How I Outline My Novel
Since I have started working on book length stories, my knowledge and experience of the writing process has broadened significantly. When I started out with writing books, my basic process was to just start writing with one small idea I had at the time with barely any concept. I just had an idea, basic knowledge… Continue reading Mistakes I Made As a Writer
Recently I have been so engrossed with writing techniques and listening to other people on Youtube share their writing journey or publishing journey. My eyes have opened quite a bit since I have started pursing writing full on. I have all of these stories in my head and the need to get them out is… Continue reading Start by Writing Simple Stories
Where do I get my blog content? I get my blog content the same way I get ideas for writing stories...through everyday life. Something or someone might spark a conversation in my head that I have with myself and voila! Things come to me while reading, cleaning, shopping etc. I'm pretty sure all of our… Continue reading Where do you get your blog content?
Last year, I'd managed to finish two novellas without a particular process or schedule and since then I have been struggling with planning and completing stories. Every time I'd sit down and try to write complete mayhem broke out. In between normal life and daily duties, I could not utilize whatever spare time I had… Continue reading Outlining Your Story Helps You Write Better
I enjoy both reading, and writing in the romantic genre. I think my obsessions with a good romance started at an early age. The first trigger was Indian movies which I looked at quite a bit because of my mother and most of them were centered around romances. For some reason the library at my… Continue reading The Challenges of Writing Romance