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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…

Are you someone who’s capable of stringing their words into a beautiful strand of pearls? Do you enjoy playing with words? Has the idea of writing a book ever struck you? If yes, why haven’t you taken the necessary action to fulfil that dream of yours? EB White quotes, “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” Too many excellent writers never make it…

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…

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…

Short poetic forms are amazing for more than one reason. You can read most of them in under a minute and they are fun challenges that a poet should attempt from time to time, to sharpen their wits. When it comes to writing poetry, brevity can be a real struggle. Short forms force you to express ideas in a compressed manner, which often leads to highly emotive and saturated writings. Moreover, it is a great…

Critiquing the work of other creators is a crucial part of creation itself. Be it music, art or literature, learners always try to dissect the masterpieces. When it comes to understanding ‘styles of writing’, reading other authors is a good place to start. However, you must take it up a notch and learn how to analyse their style. Understanding the writing style of great authors helps you to observe their relationship with language. Each author…

One of the most important aspects of fostering a passion for reading is the reader’s ability to choose books that intrigue them. Classics have stood the test of time and criticism because they yielded important learning opportunities, diverse (and, at times, difficult) insights, graceful prose, and a portrayal of basic principles unmatched by any other books. This is not to suggest that classics are somewhat ‘superior’ to contemporary works, classics are unique in their own…

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…