Where Art Thou?

Republished for the purpose of this blogathon that is supported by Woo, The most popular match making app in India with a base of over 3.5 million users.” Dear Future Husband, How are you doing? I am well and have been searching for you high and low. Where exactly are you hiding? Are you under the … Continue reading Where Art Thou?

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No Safe Zone!

The blue tag dangled invitingly from the shelf. ‘Hot Release’, it announced. Aaliyah glanced at the book. ‘No Safe Zone’, it said on the spine. Aaliyah sighed. Yes, that much was true. She looked around furtively. She had spotted him loitering around her house earlier. Had he followed her here too? Aaliyah fought to control … Continue reading No Safe Zone!

Daddy’s Princess

"No!" Aisha giggled. Mark checked his speed-o-meter again. "No? You sure?" He asked her, sticking his tongue out even more. "Daddy, noooo." Aisha giggled again. "Still no doggy," she said, flapping the large ragged doll in her hands for emphasis. "Okay, No." He laughed. "What about a horse?" Checking the rear-view mirror, he cautiously overtook … Continue reading Daddy’s Princess

Story Continuation Challenge Season Finale

The Story Continuation Challenge ran for 11 straight weeks and some amazing stories came out of it. The prompts were as difficult as I could make them and yet the ones who participated wrote such brilliant stories that it sometimes made us sad, sometimes angry, sometimes all goey and warm-hearted and always left us wanting … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Season Finale

Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 11

The Mother's Day prompt was interesting and easy enough , I guess. At least the responses seem to indicate so. There were two very interesting write-ups. Once again, from Mandi and Sonali. I absolutely loved both the articles and especially was impressed by the novelty and unique perspective in both. It helped me change my … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 11

The Camp NaNoWriMo Battle Victory

I've already been shouting about this from the roof-tops. I've also been dragging you along on my journey, turning to you often enough for moral support, motivation and encouragement. I only talked about my novel and of Camp NaNoWriMo this whole month. Looks like it worked after all. This is to thank you for standing … Continue reading The Camp NaNoWriMo Battle Victory

Of Rains and Rainbows: Solicit your feedback

A few months ago, a close friend had said this about me: “Give her any prompt and she dives right into it; writing in full flow.” At the time I had simply laughed and brushed it off. But her words came to mind yesterday after I completed the first assignment at the Interactive Flash Fiction … Continue reading Of Rains and Rainbows: Solicit your feedback

Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 7

With Camp NaNoWriMo in full swing and my Sikkim travel tales, the Story Continuation Challenge got second rate treatment, unfortunately. But here it is , with another interesting prompt this week. But first, over to last week's stories. I loved the stories that came in last week. Let me repeat that. Absolutely, loved them! With such … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 7

Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 6

It's heartening to see the creativity and stories you spin from just one random sentence. Last week's prompt couldn't have been easy. It was as random as can be and yet, some of the most interesting stories came out of it. Even the additional challenge doesn't seem to anything more than an interesting angle for you … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 6

How to write a romance novel for Camp Nanowrimo

Questions asked by a new writer, answered by experts. One of them is Summerita Rhayne – winner of various contests of Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Thank you for taking the time to not only visit and read my blog but to also reply patiently, Summerita!

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Summerita Rhayne

Piyusha Vir wrote this lovely post about her difficulties in attempting Camp Nanowrimo. For the uninitiated, Camp Nanowrimo is  a virtual writers’ camp where you can set a target and push yourself to achieve it. Piyusha wants to write 10,000 words, but wants to know how to pen a romance novel during Camp Nanowrimo. You can read her list of queries here:
https://wanderingsoul2015blog.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/how-do-i-write-a-novel/

Piyusha, thanks for tagging me to answer your queries. Since your questions were too numerous to be answered in a simple comment box, here’s my response in the form of a blog post:

Don’t chain together incidents without theme.

A novel is not a running commentary of various incidents. The point of a story is not that protagonist has to get from point A to point B. Well, it can be a useful instrument to form the setting of your story. Eg the hero and the heroine…

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