There are no two ways about credibility It is either credible or not I was recently watching a 2018 Hindi film about a young couple who are afraid of responsibility and standing up to their selves. Although they are considerate human beings and love each other passionately, their identity and relationship takes an emotional toll when they make several impulsive decisions. In one of the most memorable scenes, the girl drives to the groom’s (not … Read more What’s Editing Anyway? Part 4
Do you doubt your writing? Warning: This blog is not the solution to self-doubt For almost a decade, I was afraid whether I was a good writer. I burdened myself with strange thoughts, such as not getting plenty of by lines meant I did not have anything to say or well enough. I believed it with absolute conviction, making myself feel terribly ashamed. Today, I feel different. I strongly feel the urge to translate some … Read more Do you doubt your writing?
Will I get published? I was recently talking to a writer whose work I really admire. Like most writers, he juggles many roles. Apart from writing novels, he runs a small publishing house with his friend. He also writes screenplays and provides digital marketing services. When the man asked my friendly opinion on where should he submit his manuscript, I said apart from the usual biggies, there were a few upcoming publishers he could consider. … Read more Will I get published?
So you want to publish your book as soon as possible The best time to publish depends on the needs of the author and the book Many writers I work with have the same concern. When I ask them, when do you want to publish this latest by, they tell me, ‘I want it out asap.’ However, what they fail to tell me is the reason it should be published as soon as possible. Is … Read more So you want to publish your book as soon as possible
How to be in awe? A few years ago, I met a writer in a city that was new to me. Although usually I ask writers what is their book about, their aims apart from getting published and the like, this conversation was different. The writer wasn’t asking for publishing support and the chat retained a friendly tone. Within 30 minutes, we touched upon our interests. A little bit of this and a little bit … Read more How to be in awe?