Going back to the basics

I had mentioned in an earlier post that one also needs to think about some basic questions about one’s book that need some introspection. It’s like applying to grad school, or even a job. These are the questions make you think about the ‘why/who/how/what/where’ aspects of the book. Here are a few of those q’s […]

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Mixed Feelings..

Another day, another rejection from a publisher. But that’s not what I am going to write about. A couple of days ago, I was at an alumni meet where I met an alumnus of a much refined vintage. It turns out that he was trying to get his first book published as well – a […]

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Back on Track

One of the most important things that I have learnt from talking to and reading about other authors is that they are incredibly focused when they are writing a book. Some have a set schedule: they might write during a specific time of the day. Others carry a letterpad and a pen to write down […]

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Submissions completed (or so one thinks)!

It has been over a month since my last post and my apologies for that..The whole process of identifying the publishers, researching their submission process, formatting requirements, and other minute details took much longer than I had imagined. It was a tedious exercise but a wonderful learning opportunity. When one scans the universe of publishers […]

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What Title To Use for Book?

First of all, thanks for your likes and the feedback to my earlier posts. I am a little slow in posting updates here, and I need to get more disciplined- both in terms of writing the book, as well as writing about the book. Now that I have identified a few publishers and contacted them, […]

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Sample chapters sent, now the wait begins..

I had decided to send the sample chapters off to the publishers specifically today. The reason was that today happens to be Akshay Tritiya, which is considered to be a very auspicious day in the part of the world I come from. Not that I am a superstitious person. It’s just that instead of sending […]

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A big Hello and welcome aboard

Welcome to my blog site! I wrote this blog post back in 2013, when I used to maintain a free wordpress blog. I think it is still around. You may find some of the information outdated, but I am retaining the post in its original form. This was the first blog post I ever wrote, […]

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