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Writing Quote Wednesday 

“A writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.”

-Junot Díaz


#AuthorToolboxBloghop: The Foundation For Writing is Reading

Everyone knows writers write, but not everyone realizes how much reading a writer must do. Reading is one of the most important things a writer does. 706 more words

Choosing Yourself

32 days ago, I decided that I would write the book that has been haunting me for the last two years.

I would fast draft it, writing 80k words in one month’s time. 569 more words

Recipes For Writing And Living

Literary Executors: Why you don’t want to be one, and how to know if you need one

So. A writer friend asks you to be their literary executor. You’re not exactly sure what a literary executor does, but you know you should feel honoured: after all, your friend has just asked you to look after some of their most cherished possessions – their creative works –  after they have died. 1,833 more words

Writing Life

We have lived a full life, now we chose to end it - Mumbai Mirror

Deeptiman Tiwary and Kunal Pradhan, journalists at Mumbai Mirror, report about the couple — Anand Ranthidevan and Deepa Srinivsan — who committed suicide in their Goa flat. 495 more words


Licence - Saadat Hasan Manto

In this short-story, Manto, an Indian-Pakistani writer, explores religion, prostitution, and love. Licence is the story of a muslim driver of horse-drawn carriages, who falls in love with — and marries — a hindu girl. 427 more words