Being able to build or create something is a powerful ability and is one of the most exhilarating things about being a writer. Building an entire world can be magical and fascinating— a whole new universe at your fingertips. But as awesome as it all is, it is just as difficult a task. From coming up with tiny details to blending them seamlessly, world-building needs a lot of care and dedication. It’s an enormous task that could not possibly be explained in a single article. Today, I just wanted to give a brief on the simplest methods of this process. Most of you will be able to recognise at least one of these methods and you might have been following it consciously or unconsciously.Read More
It wasn’t until I started writing that I realised how difficult of a task it was. Yes, when inspiration hits you, it is possible to go on this long drive of writing. However, things don’t always lay in line like that. You could get stuck anywhere along your writing journey; beginning, middle or ending. Sometimes, it’s when you have completed your first draft and are trying to proofread it that you discover that there is something missing in your story. It could be in the details, the descriptions, or even the language. You look at your work and realise that you need to add something to it, but you have no idea what that could be.Read More
Even the best detectives need their sleuthing tools.
Of course, the few items I’ll be mentioning here may not be extremely necessary to your writing, but there is a high chance that using them will actually make your writing process easier and smoother.Read More
Sometimes, the solutions to our problems come in the form of things not directly related to the actual problems. For example, you might be scoring less in a test not because you didn’t study, but because at the time of the test, there was noisy construction work going on near your exam hall. Your pet might be eating less because she’s depressed and feeling lonely and not because she has a stomach bug. The most random things cause us to stumble and usually their solutions are just as random.Read More
Today, some of the most famous novels are usually part of a series. I, personally, am fond of them. Being able to follow my favourite characters for a longer time though a series is a joy. The anticipation I have when picking up the next instalment is something I enjoy very much. But like everything else in life, there are times when things have not worked out well and even ended in absolute disappointment. As an enthusiastic reader of series, I would like to put out a few things I think you should consider when writing a series.Read More
I rarely read non-fiction books, but there have been times when I’ve picked up one and been hooked cover to cover. The way the books were crafted sucked me right in and gave me such a great experience. I cannot say the same for all non-fiction books. This got me thinking: as a reader of mostly fiction, what would a writer have to do to make me read a non-fiction book?Read More
Fantasy is one of my most beloved genres. Everything about a good fantasy book gets me all giddy. Discovering breathtaking worlds, fantastic beings and mild-blowing scenarios are just some of the few things that I love about this genre. But there are times when I pick up a book, all excited like a kid at a chocolate shop, only to toss it aside in disappointment after a few pages. There were even times when I thought I’d cry watching as a story with good potential go down the drain because of a simple mistake.Read More