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Genre
Vanya Singh

What is South Asian literature?

Introduction  The term ‘South Asian Literature’, at first glance, seems deceptively simple. However, when you start to unpack it, it becomes apparent exactly how vague and vast that term really

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Awards in India
Translation
Vanya Singh

13 Awards in India for Translations

Introduction to Translations The world of literature is extremely vast. Every country, language, and culture has its own literature. Each of these comes with its own genres, its own brilliant

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Publishers of Translations
Publishing
Vanya Singh

22 Publishers of Translations

Introduction to publishers of translations India has more linguistic diversity than anywhere else in the world. In a country like ours, translated Literature is extremely important. It brings us closer

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Types of Creative Writing
Writing better
Vanya Singh

17 Types of Creative Writing

What is Creative Writing? Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the

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Children's Book Illustrators
Writing Tools
Vanya Singh

36 Children’s Book Illustrators in India

Introduction to Children’s Book Illustrators in India Children’s books are extremely important. They are the first window for young readers into literature. They engage and encourage young minds with potent

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Women Writers in India
Authors
Vanya Singh

82 Women Writers in India

India is a complex and ancient civilization with a rich and varied literary heritage. The diversity of languages within India has led to extremely diverse literary traditions. In discussions about

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Literary Awards in India
Authors
Vanya Singh

50 Literary Awards in India

Introduction to Literary Awards in India Indian writing is a complicated and massive category. It reflects the diversity of the country in terms of languages, cultures, religions, and geographies. It also

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Non-fiction Writers
Authors
Vanya Singh

10 Types of Non-Fiction Writers in India

Introduction Non-fiction is a vast category of writing, with endless types of writers and writing. It is an often overlooked, yet extremely important category of literature. Everything from travel writing

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Ghostwriters in India
Money and Writing
Namrata

23 Ghostwriters in India

Ghostwriters are the secret keepers of their clients. Sworn to secrecy and leading a life of anonymity, they allow their words to do the talking. In all possibilities, we might

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Poetry Workshops
Writing better
Vanya Singh

12 Poetry Workshops in India

Poetry is a tricky thing to define- not quite like any other type of creative writing. That’s why it is often dismissed by people as something that ‘cannot be taught’. One

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Free Writing Platforms
Money and Writing
Vanya Singh

8 Free Writing Platforms in India

“Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.” Or so claimed Olin Miller. He had a point- writing can be a difficult

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Ghostwriting
Money and Writing
Namrata

10 Secrets of Ghostwriting in India

Did you know 50%-90% of the non-fiction books in the bestsellers list have been ghostwritten? (Source: How Common are Ghostwriters? | Professional Ghost) Ghostwriting is one of the literary world’s

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Bookstores in Delhi
Independent Book Stores
Venkatesh M

Story of the Bookstores in Delhi

Whether it was the job-seeking immigrants who flocked to Delhi beginning in the 1950s or the forced influx in the aftermath of the Partition, Delhi has been a city that

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Writing Grants
Money and Writing
Priya Rajaram

38 Writing Grants in India

One of the dreams of anyone aspiring to write is that they don’t have to worry about keeping a job to pay the bills. Writing grants allows one to do

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Book Cover Designers
Publishing
Akash Sharma

19 Book Cover Designers in India

We all have heard the proverb: Don’t judge a book by its cover! However, the reality is a bit different. Ultimately, it’s the book cover that pushes a reader to

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Writing Groups
Authors
Raj Zunke

22 Writing Groups in India

Writing was a lonely profession. Every writer has to sit at her desk and write/type in isolation to ensure her dream idea turns into a book. An author lives in

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Writing Courses for Kids
Writing better
Chetan Mahajan

14 Writing Courses for Kids in India

Kids are born storytellers. Writing courses for kids help them master this art.   They have the unique ability to create stories out of nothing. Be it while playing blocks.

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Literary Podcasts in India
Writing Tools
Vaishali Gauba

16 Literary Podcasts in India

Literary Podcasts in India were a discovery for me. I’ve always been interested in books and writing stuff like that. But reading has certain limitations. I can’t do it when

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Writing for Medium
Money and Writing
Anangsha Alammyan

Writing for Medium in India

Given its popularity, we all want to explore writing for Medium in India, today. Before that, let’s understand the what, why, and how of it. What is Medium? Medium is

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Best Books on Mental Health in India
Book review
Tara Lohani

10 Best Books on Mental Health in India

One cannot talk about great books on mental health without first talking about mental health. Globally mental health is a topic we often shy away from. Words like ‘depression’ and

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Process of Content Writing
Writing better
Lamya Rassiwala

7 steps of Content Writing

The process of content writing is often misunderstood. Sometimes, there is an urgent request by clients to write something for them in a few hours. And most of the time,

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How to sell your book in India
Publishing
Namrata

How to sell your book in India

Does ‘how to sell your book in India’ feature in your author checklist? Chances are it doesn’t. In all probability your author check-list looks something like this: We often forget

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Best Books on Writing
Writing better
Namrata

12 Best Books on Writing

The quest for best books on writing started when Pallavi Prakash Kumar ( a member of our Facebook group – Let’s Talk Writing ) asked in the group- What are

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What does a literary agent do
Publishing
Chetan Mahajan

What does a Literary Agent do?

Many people ask us “What does a Literary agent do? Is it any different in India?” We wanted to give real, solid advice.  So in addition to a lot of

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Book review
Tara Lohani

Reading List for Pandemic Times

2020 has been, without a doubt, the most unexpected and chaotic year that any of us have experienced- and we’re only halfway through. With the world descending into chaos, countries

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Top Writing Courses in India
Writing better
Charulekha Khandelwal

Top writing courses in India

We offer writing courses but people often ask us what else is out there? Are there courses in other places? Or in their hometowns? Not everyone can travel. And some

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Book review
Savita Narayan

Crafting a Truly Evil Villain

Book Review of “13 Steps to Evil – How to Craft a Superbad Villain” (The complete set – Textbook, and Workbook) Author – Sacha Black (This post uses the male

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When Breath Becomes Air : A lesson in Memoir

The biggest challenge in such a book is that the reader knows the end. It’s on the blurb, and in every single book review. With that critical piece gone, how do you still engage the reader? Paul does so by taking us along on his difficult journey. We live his life, share his love, joy & pain. We experience utter despair in his book – I wept more than once. His skill as a storyteller makes us his fellow traveler.

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Leonard Cohen Celebration
Legends
Chetan Mahajan

In memory of Leonard Cohen

Contributor : Chetan Mahajan Only Cohen could write a tribute worthy of Cohen. Nobody else has his gift. His poetry made me weep, and laugh. He took the irony and

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Publishing
Chetan Mahajan

Self publishing can be a first choice

“The difference between self publishing and traditional publishing, “ a well-known author once told me “is the difference between masturbating and making love to someone.” That’s a bad metaphor being

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