Posts Tagged ‘Writing Tips’

When I was nine, a classmate of mine bought a shiny, new copy of Harry Potter, flashing it in my face. I took my parents to the bookstore the very same day and never really looked back. Except for the odd phase where I thought my future lies in being a space scientist and the next Kalpana Chawla, I’ve wanted to be a...

For over twenty-five years, every time I read a good book, I wistfully told myself, someday, I too would write a story. I knew there was a story (if not a few) in me. It just needed, I convinced myself, the right time. Now and every moment, I deluded myself with ‘I have a full-time job, a fuller time wife and...

Debraj Bhattacharya is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata. He is a researcher/writer by profession and writes both fiction and non-fiction. He has edited a volume of essays, Of Matters Modern (2008), and written a monograph, Exploring Marxist Bengal (2016). Both are academic non-fiction books. He has also...

Kiran Manral has published several novels. She is on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, Chair of the Women Unlimited Series of the Taj Colloquium, a mentor with Sheroes, Qween and Back 2 The Front, and is an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi. Check out her True Love stories here. It...

A good crime novel (or story) with its fast pace, suspense and drama element can prove to be a saviour during many a boring flight, train journeys or even just a very lazy day. But have you ever wondered what goes into creating a thrilling crime story? Have you ever felt like you could try and step into the shoes of...

If you're writing a romance, don't look any further. These are the essentials of any, writes bestselling author Arvind Parashar

Tips on writing speculative fiction