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We all know that there is no age to learn new things. Learning is a lifelong process, and learning some new writing skills can help bring about dramatic improvements in the overall quality of your writing. Most people tend to underestimate the importance of having refined writing skills. Writing is one of the oldest forms of communication in the world that still exists today. Becoming a better writer takes a lot of practice, and even…

Sylvia Plath on “Writing” “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” Writers always have a way with words and a way to linger on in this world for longer than their mortal lifespan allows them to. They live a thousand lives and travel across the world unrestricted by the confines of terrestrial boundaries. How incredible it is to spin tales from your thoughts and use your voice to become a completely…

Alfred Hitchcock on writing a Mystery Novel:“Mystery is an intellectual process…But suspense is essentially an emotional process” While the mystery genre exists from time immemorial, Edgar Allan Poe is best known as the father of mystery novels. His writings date back to the mid-19th century and his first short story was The Murders in the Rue Morgue, featuring the world’s first fictional detective, C. So what does it take to write an engrossing mystery novel with a…

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on Letter Writing: “Letters are amongst the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.” When I was a kid, I was very fond of writing handwritten letters to my near and dear ones. As soon as my mother would be over with her writing, she would hand over the blue sheet to me and I would happily fill up the rest of the space.  As far as my memory goes,…

Writing a children’s book is the same as writing any other book. You are bound to encounter challenges, difficulties, and hardships. This however should not stop you from writing a children’s book. Although writing and publishing a children’s book is quite a task, once you get a hold of it, you will be good to go. Do you want to write a children’s book? You have made a wonderful decision as children are fond of…

What is a paragraph? A paragraph is a piece of writing that communicates a particular topic or theme. In a literal sense, a paragraph is a group of sentences on a specific topic. It is a basic form of writing as we write almost everything in segments, be it an answer, essay, story, email, etc. A well-structured paragraph is the core of good writing. It should not consist of mixed ideas that might confuse the…

Being able to write brilliant literature is like magic. It looks seamless to your audience while you weave each piece together meticulously. Or it is like making the perfect cup of tea, looks simple but has to have the right ratio of all ingredients. What are these ingredients that account for the perfect recipe of amazing literature? How do the likes of J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown, Jane Austen or Agatha Christie make it happen? We…

Most of us were introduced to the world of literature with short stories, fables to be exact. Slowly, longer storybooks and novels became a part of life. Without realizing it, we reached the stage where we would finish even a thick novel within days. How do authors write such compelling stories? It is all the magic of a beautifully crafted story and a sign of the author’s writing intellect. A good story is easy to…

From amateurs to seasoned writers, we all take the help of tools. But we have come quite far to still be turning pages of a thesaurus or a dictionary. Be it editing or research or time optimization, there are plenty of tools available on the internet. They are easy to handle and time-saving. If you are a writer looking to add some spark and glitter to your pieces, we have a curated list of online…

One of the most talented and revered Indian authors, Ruskin Bond holds an unrivalled reputation in the writers’ community. Believe it or not, he had an early start to his writing career, at the young age of 17 when people are still figuring out how to put a few sentences together. In fact, his first novel, The Room on the Roof won him the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957 which is more evidence of…