Category Archives: Writing

Genre exploration – A to Z challenge (G)

This April, for the first time in my life, I participated in the A to Z challenge – sort of. I’m a member of the WEP team, one of the 4 hosts there, together with Denise, Renee, and Nilanjana. The … Continue reading

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Cover art selection

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This Wednesday, I’m one of the co-hosts, together with my wonderful fellow co-hosts Tamara Narayan, Chemist Ken, and Renee Scattergood. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL … Continue reading

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Lies propel the truth. Do they?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently, I’ve written several stories where my protagonists lied. They didn’t lie for their own monetary gains or power, but they … Continue reading

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Speculative fiction sets me free

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL IWSG QUESTION: What do you love about the genre you write in most often? MY ANSWER: I mostly write speculative … Continue reading

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Writer’s block

Lately, I’ve been suffering from the beast known as the Writer’s Block. I’ve written maybe a few measly pages since the beginning of December. When I saw this picture on Jennifer Crusie’s website, it felt like recognition. I know it. … Continue reading

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We need IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On this Wednesday, the first in 2018, instead of venting my frustration and insecurities, I want to thank IWSG and its … Continue reading

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Writing memoirs

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In November, I had an interesting experience. For 3 consecutive Tuesdays, I conducted a 3-part seminar on the basics of writing … Continue reading

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Femininity – what does it mean?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This month, the OPTIONAL QUESTION involves the NaNoWriMo. As I never participated in it and don’t plan to in the foreseeable … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: a man with a gun

Raymond Chandler once formulated his famous Chandler’s Law: “if you don’t know what happens next in your story, bring in a man with a gun,” or something to that effect. At first, I disregarded this banal trope. I thought I could … Continue reading

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Romance resistance syndrome

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. OPTIONAL SEPTEMBER QUESTION: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? (For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d … Continue reading

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