While writing has taken a backseat in the recent past, I have spent more time reading and consuming OTT content.
Reading stories and articles online has become something of an obsession and I’ve come across so much good stuff that I simply had to share. A lot of these don’t have directly to do with writing, but I think the world we’re living in nowadays positively demands such distractions:
Entrepreneur Alexis Grant writes candidly about the awful year that went past (and is still going on for eternity it seems), and some truths that emerged. I found the third point most important, and I’m happy to have picked up gratitude journaling as a practice.
If you have written or would like to write a memoir, this post on Reedsy is a must-read. It explains what a memoir really is, why it should not be confused with autobiography, and what the subgenres are.
I liked this post that shares innovative means to answer a fair standard question! My usual response when I’m asked is – so far so good. Sometimes its just ‘I’m okay, hanging in there!’ because that’s most relevant to life these days.
A detailed post on prizes, submission fees and money in general, in the process of publishing poetry. Though it focuses on poetry, this post is useful and relevant for all creative writers.
The site Women Writers, Women’s Books (booksbywomen.org) has been one of my perennial favourites, a place I visit whenever I want writing advice or simply inspiration. This article, written by a practicing psychologist and author, provides excellent tips on creating believable characters.
While perusing short stories online I came across this gem. A unique protagonist and an awesome story – one of the best I’ve read recently!
That’s all I have for you this week! Please stay safe, stay strong and get vaccinated as soon as you can.