Posts Tagged ‘creative writing’

“If Swapnil Bhatnagar was in a fairy tale, his house would be built of books instead of chocolate. He loves to write about relationships with their subtle shifts and twists. He believes that the setting of a story is a also a character within it, and should be developed with as much love as any of the characters. He is...

Rudra is a former broadcast journalist who wanted to sit under the tree, look at the sky and write. Lack of trees and sky made him purchase a house where he thought he would sit and write. Buying a house led to EMI’s and now he is only standing and reading on his way to work on Delhi Metro and repaying his bank...

Hari R Krishna is a graduate in Mechanical engineering and now works in a reputed bank. He still wonders how he ended up in a there, but convinces himself that it gives him enough time to write. He started reading when he was 5 years old, after his mother overwhelmed him with tales of Robin Hood, Enid Blyton‘s works,...

We got to read some amazing, dramatic and beautiful stories in the Retell Mythology writing contest. It was as if mythology came back to life! The contest was judged by Anuja Chandramouli, author of Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen and she really enjoyed reading the stories. Here are the top two entries of the...

This is what Swapna has to say about herself, “I am an army kid, which gave me the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the country in my growing up years. This sparked my curiosity in people and their cultures and behaviors. I moved to the US two years ago and am a new mother to my beautiful daughter. All...

Ankit hails from Lalitpur, a sleepy little town in central India. Writing and telling short stories and poetry brings him comfort. As a Ph.D. scholar, he gets to spend a lot of time with children in government schools of India, listening to their stories and learning from them about life. At the moment, he is in...

Suneet Sasidharan’s Walkies is the honourable mention for the Time To Thrill writing contest. Editor’s note: Walkies portrays the unease a lot of us feel about how technology is reducing our life to a joyless existence and how the act of rebellion against it might come at too high a price. One feels for the...

We got to read some thrilling stories in the Time To Thrill writing contest. Have a look at the top two entries. The Invisible Neighbors by Prachi Sharma The winning entry of the contest, The Invisible Neighbors is a thrilling tale with a shocking twist at the end. Prachi has won herself a contract with us....

It’s not easy to build a recurring protagonist for a series. The entire weight of whether you will get a chance to write multiple books or stories with one protagonist, rests on how well you have managed to sketch that one character. Our aim is to create a protagonist which will win over the readers and compel them...

Every girl dreams of her Prince Charming, but the difficult part is finding him. Your prince charming could be a charismatic Richie Rich, a hotshot Army man or even a cool swag chocolate boy! Take this quiz and find out who fits the description of your Prince Charming. based on your likes and preferences. (Inspired...