I think it is “My Five Dead Friends”. It happened to me at a very intense moment and I wrote it quite spontaneously. I never edited the poem, I wanted to keep it raw and real. It’s about coming of age, how we are brought up to believing in things for its arbitrary value and how the exposure to philosophy, music and literature changes your perceptions. There are so many things that we unlearn as we grow up. By “five friends”, I meant five senses. We initially take things at its face value, but as we evolve, we realise that things are not the way we see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. We keep adding layers and connotations to our linear understanding of the world.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Art inspires art. Read and learn from other writers. I still do this. Whenever I get stuck (and that’s often,) I read. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the same genre or completely different. I read to get a feel for the story. How did they describe things? How did they set the tone with dialogue and setting? What made me laugh or cry? When a book isn’t helping, I look at a painting, sculpture, or photograph for another source of inspiration.
SUPERBU Homecoming is a tribute to Debarshi Kanjilal’s dog Buzo. A strong believer in #adoptdontshop , he is also working on a project that would provide homes to stray dogs.
After reading The Chosen Seven & Melita, I could not resist talking to Gill D. Anderson, the author of both of these books. So, imagine my delight, when she agreed to have a conversation with me. This is one of the most heartfelt interviews on my blog. She has opened up about her personal life, writing process, the source of inspiration for her characters, and tips for aspiring writers. Let’s welcome the very talented Gill D. Anderson to our family.
Ever since I read Requiem, Changing Times by RJ Parker, I had to know more about its characters, his source of inspiration, and his future projects. Needless to say, when I got the chance, I asked him everything. In this conversation, he talks about his personal life, writing process, and tips for aspiring writers. Our delightful conversation is only a click away. Enjoy!
Today, I have a very special guest for you, my dear readers. As long as the list of her credentials is, her energy is on the next level. Don’t believe me? Check out our conversation that is right under the Biography section of this post.
The Chemical Drones – The Doozie Rockers by Hashwrite is a bundle of inspiration for not only kids but adults as well. The insta-worthy pictures are the cherries on top. By incorporating the latest technology trends in the story, Hashwrite has made The Chemical Drones – The Doozie Rockers a book that children of today’s…
James B. Hansom: As a Sailor for many years, one absorbs the rules of the oceans into one’s own life; as such every wave has a peak and a trough. Accepting bi-polar is no different, like a heart-beat you have the highs and the lows, just a little more intense! The mania phases can be really useful as one can get so much done in such a short amount of time, but afterward comes the crash which can halt you from achieving anything; so I guess things take about the same time overall.
After spellbinding the readers by his fabulous imagination in Screamcatcher: Web World, Chris Stevenson, who writes this series by a pen name (Christy J. Breedlove), released the second book of the Scremcatcher series, Screamcatcher – Dream Chasers. Both the books of the Screamcatcher series have created an alternate world that leaves the characters and the readers gasping for air. So, when I got a chance to pick the brains of the very talented Chris Stevenson, I knew it was an opportunity of a lifetime. Join the conversation and get ready to be amazed.
There is always an amazing story behind an intriguing book. So, when I read My Cursed Heart by Steve Zimcosky, I knew I must know “behind the scenes” details. Trust me, you are in for a treat. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or wine, depending on what time you’re reading it), and enjoy…