I am delighted to have the prolific, inspiring Devika Fernando with me here today. She is one of those fellow writers who I have been dying to meet in person. Well, hopefully some day soon when I venture out to see beautiful Sri Lanka. For now, here is more about Devika. Sue: You’re quite the…Read more Meet the Author: Devika Fernando
Hi everyone! Today I have the honor of bringing you closer to Adite Banerjie. A screenwriter, author of many books, and an animal lover. A true mentor and a talented writer, let's learn more about her. Sue: Thank you for joining us today, Adite. How does it feel to be back in the limelight with…Read more Meet the Author: Adite Banerjie
"How many words did you write today?" That's a common question that we writers often ask each other. A novella is a minimum of 20,000 words while a full length novel can be anything above 50,000 - so that's a lot of words to write, make pretty and get ready for publication. Famous writers have…Read more Daily Word Count
Empty pages on the desk, A heart full of hurt. Hungry emotions in the soul, A hand ready to write.
My favourite aunt would call me Miss Ekhunni. In Bengali, that means Miss Now. She meant that I wanted everything RIGHT NOW. Whether it was a pair of shoes or a book, I’d seldom wait. But then I became a writer. Patience became a part of my life. I had no choice. My first two…Read more Writing is not for the Weak
Recently, somebody asked me for advice about writing the perfect romance. Being fairly new to this genre, but two romance novellas old, I had one thing to say: Write the love story that you'd want for yourself. Some people find this piece of advice difficult to digest because they're in a marriage or relationship already…Read more Writing Romance
Every writer is unique. We have different writing styles, different writing rituals, and we live in our own unique worlds - both inside and outside our overactive brains. Still, I find that a few things help most of us writers to create more and to improve our craft. Here goes: 1) Being book-obsessed - Being…Read more What Helps Writers