Tag: amwriting

  • Coffee Conversations Ep. 07 with Peggy Race

    Coffee Conversations Ep. 07 with Peggy Race

    Listen to this heartwarming episode of my podcast where I talk to Author Peggy Race an ardent dog lover, advocate and rescuer from Southeastern Wisconsin, United States, about how writing her memoirs helped her deal with the loss of her beloved husband and her precious rescue dog, Desiree, a Hurricane Katrina rescue dog from Best […]

  • Fiction Writing Bootcamp 2022

    Fiction Writing Bootcamp 2022

    Fiction Writing Bootcamp 2022 – Learn from scratch to advanced. After almost a year, I am back with a much requested class for everyone who missed it last year. This year, I have included a module on publishing basics as well in order to help writers draft their query letters and proposals for submission to […]

  • 10 Best Advice On Writing By Stephen King

    10 Best Advice On Writing By Stephen King

    Stephen King, for me, is the God of writing. He knows how to create believable characters that will make you feel all kinds of emotions (a wide, wide range of emotions at that), he creates genre-defining works and his stories are simply incomparable to any other on the planet (though I do know a couple […]

  • Guided Writing Groups – Write With Me

    Guided Writing Groups – Write With Me

    I present to you Guided Writing Groups – 3 Tiers of Exclusive Writing Groups! In all the workshops I’ve conducted and having spoken to over a 100 budding writers, the main problem with each and everyone’s writing, that I have been able to identify so far are two: lack of motivation (or simply not knowing […]

  • Creating Realistic Characters

    Creating Realistic Characters

    Creating Realistic Characters is an hour-long webinar on characterisation basics. I will be doing a follow-up Webinar with the advance techniques used for characterisation, so make sure you attend this one. Webinar Details Date: 5th December 2020Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (can go on till 12:30 pm) – Indian Standard Time Platform: YouTube LiveLink to the […]

  • 5 Elements Of Plot In Fiction

    5 Elements Of Plot In Fiction

    Plot, one of the 5 main elements of fiction writing, is a term that confuses many new as well as veteran writers. When it comes to Fiction Writing, there is a big difference in the Story and the Plot. If you want to learn the difference between Story and Plot then read this article: Story […]

  • Decoding Horror Genre For Writers

    Decoding Horror Genre For Writers

    Here’s the live stream of my 5th Webinar: Decoding Horror genre for Writers:

  • 10 Ways To Prepare For NaNoWriMo 2020

    10 Ways To Prepare For NaNoWriMo 2020

    NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month is around the corner and I am really looking forward to it particularly this year because of the entire lockdown situation. I simply cannot wait to get back to one of my story’s draft and start writing again motivated by all the NaNo energy on my social media feeds! […]

  • Finding The Right Idea

    Finding The Right Idea

    I don’t think I have ever known, not even a single writer, who doesn’t get about a dozen ideas every day. But imagine what would happen if you’d start taking all of those ideas seriously?  It’ll be chaos! So you get my point?  As a beginner, you might feel the need, a very compulsive need, […]

  • Discovering The Writer Within

    Discovering The Writer Within

    The first place you need to begin, especially while starting a long-form fiction project (or re-starting it), is to discover yourself as a writer – to find out what kind of a writer you are. Because unless you do it, you won’t know how to proceed further, especially once the initial flame of anticipation and […]

  • Different Types Of Editing

    Different Types Of Editing

    Editing is the process in which a manuscript is modified, corrected and polished thoroughly. In the literary world, there are different kinds of editing. Editing is very subjective, depending upon what exactly is lacking or needs improvement regarding the overall quality of the individual manuscript. For example, in some manuscript, prose needs tightening, whereas in […]

  • Stream Here: Webinar On Introduction To Creative Writing Basics

    Hey guys, if you’d like to watch the Webinar stream of my webinar on Introduction To Creative Writing Basics, then you can watch the entire thing on my YouTube channel (or below.) I have also started taking private classes on Creative Writing and Novel Writing, so if you are interested, then shoot me an email […]

  • A Winter Morning

    A Winter Morning

    I am a hopeless winter-person – you know, when a person goes overboard in hauling around shawls everywhere, wearing cardigans even when it’s barely cold, wearing socks while sleeping and using a heater or a hot water bag at night to warm the cold feet. I know I am not the only one so I […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2019 – Update

    NaNoWriMo 2019 – Update

    Hello, guys (After a long, long time!) I am here to share a quick update about my 2019 NaNoWriMo progress. For this year’s I am aiming to complete the 7th draft of Sinister Town and so far, i.e., in 15 days, I have written 29,132 words. I am trying to finish this draft this month […]

  • Character Profile Sheets (CPS) – Part 2

    Character Profile Sheets (CPS) – Part 2

    Character Profile Sheets are a great literary tool that help you in profiling your characters, especially the main characters of your story. They not only help you in being consistent with your character’s traits throughout your story or manuscript but also help a great deal in creating as well as painting the character arc you […]

  • My Writing Projects

    Okay so finally I have ventured into the world of Vlogging! And it is as exciting as it is scary, but I am determined. Do check out my IGTV channel and the video on my Youtube. I hope you guys will like them 🙂 YouTube Video: IGTV: View this post on Instagram In this video […]

  • Monthly Updates: February’19

    And finally, I’m doing the monthly Updates post after a long, long time. I loved doing these posts before and I’m really excited to do it now. To be honest, these update posts help me in knowing exactly where I stand in terms of my writing and helps me plan ahead serving as the much-needed motivation. […]

  • The 4-Act-Structure: Introduction

    The 4-Act-Structure: Introduction

      As almost all the plotters would swear by, outlining a story helps a writer greatly in making sense of the story for the readers. We, as writers, know what our story is and how it plays out, the difficult bit is to put in into words in a systematic way and have it make sense […]

  • My Writing Corner

    Most of the writers don’t like to write in one place. And I am no different. I write wherever I feel like writing and it heavily depends on my mood as one day I find the living room very appealing and the next day I seem to find inspiration in the study room while at […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo April’18

    Camp NaNoWriMo April’18

    Hello world, I’m back from yet another break! Like every year since 2014, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo April’18. For this month I don’t have a lot planned out, but just a basic idea of what needs to be done. I’m mainly going to go for 2 things this time – sorting out the ending […]

  • Naming The Writer’s Unconscious – A Little Girl And Her Puppy

    Naming The Writer’s Unconscious – A Little Girl And Her Puppy

    I always read craft books not once, but several times. I guess that’s the best way to really get the techniques and the wisdom they have to offer. Lately, I’ve been re-reading Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott and came across a concept, more like a paragraph or two, where author Lamott mentions about naming the unconscious: “My […]

  • 10 Questions To Help You Determine The POV(s) For Your Story

    10 Questions To Help You Determine The POV(s) For Your Story

    Choosing the main Point Of View(s) for your story is either the simplest or the hardest thing you’ll ever come across while writing your book. Determining the voice which narrates or unfolds your story is a tricky thing because if you select the wrong one your story is doomed. Sometimes (a few precious instances), you […]

  • Checking In

    Due to a really busy month-end, I missed my September Month End Updates post. It was a crazy month end and there was so much to do that I was not able to sit down and pull myself together to write a post. To be really honest, I prepared last month’s Newsletter also on the […]

  • Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

    Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

    Freewriting is a very important prewriting technique that not only helps you to get over your writer’s block, but also to tap into your sub-conscience mind and see what all ideas and stories are hiding there. Most of the times, we get stuck while writing a story, or an article, and simply don’t know what […]

  • Clicked – #Blogbattle

    BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge in which participants write short stories using a single word for inspiration. You can visit Blogbattle’s blog to find out more about it at Blogbattle: Inspired To Write. This week’s word is Photograph. NOTE: This is a piece of fiction any resemblance to any person or place (living or dead) is […]

  • The Next Worst Thing (Annihilation #2) – #Blogbattle

    The Next Worst Thing (Annihilation #2) – #Blogbattle

    BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge using a single word for inspiration. You can visit Rachael’s blog to find out more about #blogbattle- Writing Rachael Ritchey. This week’s word: Leviathan. Annihilation (Part #1) The Next Worst Thing Genre: Dystopian, Apocalyptic Fiction, Young Adult Lilly, Grandma and I sit in our rocking boat hugging each other tightly, waiting […]

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    Annihilation- a short story by Heena Rathore P.

  • Trying To Get Home

    Trying To Get Home

    Trying To Get Home- a short story by Heena Rathore P.

  • My New WIP- Sinister Town

    My New WIP- Sinister Town

    Exactly a year before, Deceived was only an idea in my head which kept on brewing constantly until I finally decided to get it on paper. And today here I am with Deceived getting published and another book’s first draft in hand. This sure has been one hell of a year for me. Let me […]