I started writing with a serious view to getting published in 2003. I was in Singapore and I had access to only books from US and UK. Indian children’s publishing… Read more »
When we are starting out as writers, we’re not confident of our own work let alone find things that can be improved in someone else’s writing. But every writer is… Read more »
A new story is like a sand storm. It sweeps you up in a dust of ideas. When you are inside the storm, you can’t see through it. You don’t know how good it is – your eyes are closed, your ears are full of dust and you’re wandering into the story like someone lost in that storm.
I’m often contacted by new writers about writing for children and writing picture books. So I thought I’ll put together a few resources I can share whenever I’m asked. To… Read more »
A picture book needs a narrative, a story that has all the elements of a good story – a beginning, middle and end, the middle escalating action and the resolution satisfying.
Sometimes an idea will pop-up as a concept. For example, the monsoon rains were a big part of my growing up. I used to be terrified of getting lost in… Read more »
Bored? Not able to start a story? Here is a trick I use. I can’t start a story unless I find the most appropriate name for my character. Sometimes I… Read more »
Come and get some story starters that will help you write delightful new stories. Having read all of the story starters, here are some examples. When the skies darkened and… Read more »
Christmas stories are fun to write, whether they are set in the snow or in the hot climate of the Southern Hemisphere. Here are my five steps to write and… Read more »