How important is POV?

Point-of-view (POV) plays a critical role when you are writing scenes for your novels. While several authors write their stories from first person point-of-view, that is not a style that I am comfortable with. I am okay with reading first person point-of-view stories but when I am writing, I find it easier to write in... Continue Reading →

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Amit Sharma’s take on revising manuscripts!

Welcome Amit to my blog! Could you please tell us, when you receive feedback on your manuscript, how do you go about revising/changing your story?  I am blessed with friends who are voracious readers and could be expected to give brutal and honest feedback. I give my first draft for alpha reading and get ready... Continue Reading →

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How important is a Book Title?

Having written a number of books and being in the business for sometime, I have come to the conclusion that in addition to the cover of a book, the title also plays an important part in attracting readers. With the advent of digital writing and eBooks, there is a plethora of books for readers to... Continue Reading →

On Writing Series & Trilogy!

I have been asked several times during interviews about writing series, so I decided to write a post on it today. I have written both single-titles as well as series and there are pros and cons of writing both. For one, writing a series takes a whole of work ahead of time in planning different... Continue Reading →

Importance of Setting!

I don't know about other authors but I find setting of a book equally important as the characters in a story. A carefully selected setting can do wonders for a book. As a matter of fact, the same is true for a movie as well. One should think about the what and why before choosing... Continue Reading →

Chat with Author Mistral Dawn

Today, I'm welcoming Mistral Dawn, author of Taken By The Huntsman. Let's get to know her better. Welcome Mistral! Please tell us how did you come up with the concept of your book? What was the inspiration behind it? Ha! Actually, a dream.  I had a debate with an online friend about the nature of... Continue Reading →

Dialogue vs. Narration

We have all heard of the "Show and don't tell" technique in fiction writing. It's easier said than done, though. As, I am starting to write my next story, I have to constantly remind myself to not let go of this very important technique. When you start to write a story, it is so much... Continue Reading →

Character development technique!

As authors, we have a lot of work to do before we start writing a story. From thinking of a concept to research to plotting and not to mention the most important task of characterization! Authors have different techniques of developing their characters. When I started writing fiction, I used to develop my characters in... Continue Reading →

Are Secondary Characters Important?

Today, I am hosting Author Shilpa Suraj who has recently published her book, Rescued by Love. Welcome Shilpa! I love the cover of your book! For our readers, can you shed some light on how important are secondary characters in fiction books? Imagine a world where you’ve never rolled your eyes at your parent’s advice.... Continue Reading →

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