Monthly Archives: July 2015

[Writing Tips] Don’t adverb yourself

Adverbs are clumsy. Adverbs are crutches. You fall back on to adverbs when your verbs are not strong enough. Or your characters are not defined well enough. Your verbs should be strong. As should the description of your characters. So … Continue reading

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[Writing Tips] Show, Don’t Tell

Someone comes and tells you that your writing does not hold her attention. ‘There isn’t much happening’. ‘Your language is nice, the story is good, but … I could not engage with it’. Huh? But you have put in action. … Continue reading

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[Writing Tips] Writing Dialogues – how to sound convincing?

How to write convincing dialogues and internal monologues: “Great story, but the characters don’t sound convincing”. Or worse – “I could not relate to the characters”. Heard that feedback? Why do you think this is happening to your story and … Continue reading

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[Short Story] The Other Transgression

About two years ago, a short story of mine got published for the first time. At Out of Print, no less. And this came about after 32 rejects. Started off a beautiful journey. Here is the link to the story. … Continue reading

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