Many of you may not know that I write short stories for both children and adults. In fact, I have many short stories published in major publications here in India. At the beginning, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to write stories for a children's supplement called TeleKids. I still smile thinking about… Continue reading My Short Stories for Children
She would always choose the same table in the corner. Once her notebook and pen were out, she'd order her usual iced coffee. The café staff knew her and liked her but they also wondered about this quiet being who seemed completely at home sitting there and filling up page after page. In fact, the… Continue reading A Writer at the Café
It's 2021. The pandemic continues. Books and cats continue to keep most of us happy and entertained. There are those who are going out maskless and hanging out in close groups as if the new year has cancelled the pandemic. Well, I'm doing my best to stay safe and healthy. Speaking of books, did I… Continue reading Hello & Happy New Year
It's Christmas Eve and Gita has a special evening planned for her parents and sister. Neel will be there too. The evening starts with a note of warmth and hope and ends with a special surprise. And of course, there's the dose of drama that Gita had expected. This short story is the third and… Continue reading New release: One Evening in December – The Festive Finale of Gita and Neel’s Journey
Why do you write? Is it because you want to see your name on book covers and scream to the world that you're an author? Or, is it because you're a bookworm who wants to stay inside the world of books? Are you writing for money? Don't laugh off that question -- being a writer… Continue reading Why do you write?
Sometimes you need a break. Some days the writing won't flow. Some people won't take your writing career seriously. Some readers may not like your story. Some reviews may be rude. Sometimes you need to think less and write more. And all that's okay.
Sometimes you need to take a break. You can't be healthy, happy and at peace if you don't allow yourself to step away for a while. I know writers who write every day. Many of them write at a certain time every morning. Not writing on one day can make them feel immense guilt. What… Continue reading Writing vs Not Writing
You're writing a book. Or you've just finished writing one. You want readers for your books. There are so many books to choose from on every online platform and physical bookstore, so WHY should anyone want to read your book? Well, perhaps they have developed an interest in you as they follow you on Twitter/Instagram.… Continue reading Building Your Author Brand
I love writing short stories. In fact, most of my short stories early in my career were for kids. It was a great way for me to relive my childhood while admitting to the world that Sudesna Ghosh just won't grow up. Going forward, I started writing short stories for an older audience too. There’s… Continue reading Writing Short Stories