16 New Courses In Creative Writing

There was a time one had to spent hours trying to find a decent course on writing that would teach at least something on writing that would help a budding writer. Fast forward to today, there are so many new courses that it is getting increasingly difficult to choose from or even keep a tabContinue reading “16 New Courses In Creative Writing”

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 toContinue reading “Fiction Writing Bootcamp 2022”

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 coupleContinue reading “10 Best Advice On Writing By Stephen King”

5 Tips To Write Great Sentences

Everyone wants to write great prose, but most fo the times they ignore the very thing that makes up the prose itself – sentences! In order to write great prose, you need to be able to write great sentences and in order to write great sentences, first you need to know what kind of sentencesContinue reading “5 Tips To Write Great Sentences”

3 Types Of Sentences That All Fiction Writers Must Know

Most of the writers, especially ESL Writers – English as Second Language Writers, face the problems of creative effective, sentences with great flow while writing a fictional story. On the surface it may not seem like a big problem, but when you really think about it, a sentence is practically the most basic unit inContinue reading “3 Types Of Sentences That All Fiction Writers Must Know”

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 knowingContinue reading “Guided Writing Groups – Write With Me”

CCW Flash Fiction Writing

Crazy Cat Writers’ (CCW) Flash Fiction is a Monthly Flash Fiction Challenge, where we share 2 topics every month for writers to write stories upto 1500 words. We pick one winner on each topic and publish the winners for each topic on the Crazy Cat Writer blog on the 15th and the 30th of eachContinue reading “CCW Flash Fiction Writing”

What Is Camp NaNo WriMoWriMo?

If you are writer who’s even mildly active on social media then you might have heard about the NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. But what about Camp NaNoWriMo? Camp NaNoWriMo is a spinoff of NaNoWriMo which you can customise as per your own needs. In their own words: Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, greatContinue reading “What Is Camp NaNo WriMoWriMo?”

Writing Vlog #2: Writing A Short Story From Scratch

In this video, I have tried to capture my process of writing a short story. If you are a new writer or are curious about how writing is done, then I am sure you’ll enjoy this video. I you are a veteran writer then I am sure you will be able to relate to itContinue reading “Writing Vlog #2: Writing A Short Story From Scratch”

7 Types Of Characters In Fiction

Characterisation is one of the most important elements of any story, long or short. If you don’t get the characterisation right, chances are that your story will fall flat on its face and no writer wants that to happen! So the best way to make sure that your story stays with the reader long beforeContinue reading “7 Types Of Characters In Fiction”

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 theContinue reading “Creating Realistic Characters”

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: StoryContinue reading “5 Elements Of Plot In Fiction”

Storyboard A Novel in 5 Easy Steps

Storyboarding is a wonderful organising technique, that I feel, is highly underrated when it comes to fiction writing. It is a great tool to plot your novels and to put it all together in a coherent plot-line. I am an intuitive writer but working on multiple long-form fiction projects can be downright scary at timesContinue reading “Storyboard A Novel in 5 Easy Steps”

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

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!Continue reading “10 Ways To Prepare For NaNoWriMo 2020”

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,Continue reading “Finding The Right Idea”

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 andContinue reading “Discovering The Writer Within”

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 inContinue reading “Different Types Of Editing”