Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Melancholy

I have never been an early riser.

Scratch that. In my younger days I used to be an early riser, when the situation demanded it. What I am not, is a morning person.

It takes me a couple of hours to finally become fully awake and aware of my surroundings.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Rainy Day Joys

One drop,
Two drops,
Three drops,
Four.
I rush to the window to see the rain pour.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Writing Prompt: Reluctant

Today's writing prompt is "Reluctant".

Here are three mini stories I thought of when I heard the prompt. Let me know what you think of them. Comment below!

She was reluctant to leave.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

What I Learned: Writing Strategies from Robert Runte

Today I would like to talk about some writing strategies I had learnt from attending a panel by Robert Runte.

A little background: Dr. Robert Runté is a retired professor from the University of Lethbridge, as well as a Senior Editor with Five River Publishing. He is also the Senior Editor at Essential Edits.

Now, starting off on today's topic:

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Book Review: Allaigna's Song: Overture by J. M. Landels

Yuko Ichihara, the witch who ran the store of the wishes in the anime xxxHolic, would always say that there are no such thing as coincidences. Everything is inevitable.

So maybe it was inevitable that I would eventually buy JM Landels' Allaigna's Song: Oveture.

Or maybe it was magic?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

What I Learned: First Time as a Panelist

In my last blog post, I talked about facing my fears and doing something that was beyond my comfort zone. Even though I was pretty terrified, I discovered to my delight that the rewards were amazing! In this post, I will elaborate more on that.


Friday, 25 August 2017

What I Learned: Facing Your Fears

Last year, I heard about the When Words Collide festival just on the day it had ended. The more I read about it, the more amazed I became. The sheer idea of being near so many talented people and getting to learn from them seemed like a brilliant idea to me, and I regretted not hearing about it sooner. I decided to that I would take part in this festival the next year.

Next year arrived in due course, and once I heard that the registration has begun for attending the festival, I didn’t waste a moment to sign up.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A Memory, Already

It was a little after lunch at work when I received a text message from my husband saying that Chester Bennington was no more.

My first reaction was to laugh. Naturally, disbelief has taken over and I refused to give in to the idea that something so ridiculous can even take place.

I stopped what I was doing and set out to look it up on Google, to prove to my husband that it was a hoax, obviously.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

A Piece of Heaven

As I sit awake,
this late into the night,
the world outside, encompassed in shadows
with mighty winds that bite
into the trees, the leaves, the bark.
Outside,
it is dark.
My nostalgic mind creeps its way
down the memory lane
and thinks back on those days
when

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Journal Entry Prompt: A motto to live by

What's a motto?
Nothing. What's a motto with you?

Lame. But what is my motto? What is that formation of words which invoke in me a desire to live my life through the meaning that those words express? Is it possible to have one motto in life? Can only one sentence make it possible to direct life through the ever changing scenario of time? Life changes, so do situations. I can be happy today but tomorrow I may be sad. The motto that gets me through the good days, will it be enough to charge me ahead through my bad ones?

Sunday, 16 April 2017

What I Learned Today: Losing Focus in Marketing

I swear, if I ever hear another person tell me that writing isn't a real career, or that it is easy, or that writers have it easy, I'll blow up. Or blow them up.

Or make them do all my work related to promotional strategies and marketing tactics.

What I learned today is that, in search of making your blog become more visible, it can be really easy to lose focus when you keep trying one thing after another.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Book Review: Strange Matters by Bret Allen

Book Review: Strange Matters
Author: Bret Allen
Rating: 4/5

Bret Allen

Strange Matters, written by Bret Allen, is a collection of short stories and poems. They are based on magic, myth and fantasy. The author does a great job blending all these elements together to create a mystical tapestry of wonders. Strange Matters is Bret Allen’s first self-published collection of short stories.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Moving Chronicles

I am not a big fan of moving. Which is probably why in the past couple of years I moved around 7 times (approximately). As a matter of fact, If I think back, I think the longest I stayed at a house was for 8 years.

Moving is hard. You leave behind the memories. You pack stuff. You have to make sure none of it breaks and/or gets damaged. You have to leave things behind, or throw them away. That's a hard decision to make!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Interview with Kameron Brooke

Hello everyone! I am back with some exciting news!

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Kameron Brooke, as well as have my book, The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar, be reviewed by her. I am so glad to be featured on her blog, Kam's Place, today! Click here to follow her blog and check out her post.

Kameron, I can't thank you enough for this chance. I really loved your review of my book. Thank you!

Click here to go to her blog. Happy reading!


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