|The Girl Who Loved the Pirate|
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
In this house of clay and water,
My heart lies waste without you…
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Publisher: Penguin Random House India (forthcoming )
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Happy to note that it has become the topper of the charts on Juggernaut this week and the short story of the week.
Thank you Universe for all the blessings.
And a big Thank you to Anita Nair for all the encouragement and guidance.
Here is what she tweeted about my book.
@preethivenu @anitasattic You deserve this & so much more. It's not t genre u write in but how well u write it! Way to go, girl!— anita nair (@anitanairauthor) May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Hence, when I received the Creative Woman's Journal from Matrikas for review as part of the 'scribble your heart away' campaign, I was excited beyond words.
Reason? It is the prettiest journal I have ever owned.
Take a look at it yourself.
Isn't it gorgeous? The cover has a beautiful golden feather (or quill) with the word 'write' printed to the right side of the feather. Golden dots decorate the entire cover. I was impressed. A Golden quill that urges to write!
1) Adult Coloring Pages:
This beautiful journal has eight adult coloring pages that feature art inspired by nature. Butterflies, flowers, dragonflies and fruits are printed in these pages waiting for you to color them.
2) Blank Pages to doodle
In order to indulge your creativity further, there are blank pages where you are invited to doodle or draw or paint.
3) Personal memoranda page
This is where you can record your personal details and brand the journal as your own.
4) Places to visit page
A page has been allocated to create a list of places you wish to visit.
5) Names and Address page
This page is dedicated to recording details about your important friends along with their address.
6) A paper pouch for keeping important papers with an elastic band for safe locking.
7) Sticker pages
8) Books to be read page.
Note down the list of books that you wish to read in this list.
9) Ruled pages
Scribble away your thoughts in the ruled pages that make it easy to write neatly.
10) An elastic band which acts as a pen holder.
Take a look at this video which takes you into the inside pages of the Creative Woman's Journal.
Do you wish to own this journal? Go to the Matrikas Website and order one for yourself.Trust me, it will be worth every penny.
Disclaimer: I received the product for free from Matrikas. The review is unbiased and is my own opinion about the product.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
During this A-Z April Challenge, I am exploring the A-Z journey of writing a Novel with examples from Literature.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Upasna is writing the A-Z about minimalism.
Many of these bloggers are already published authors. This time they are taking the e-route via Blogchatter.
Friday, April 28, 2017
- What does the writer want to convey in the various scenes?
- Will the reader understand what the writer wants to convey?
- Is the scene necessary?
- Is the writing concise and apt?
- Is the prose grammatically correct?
- Are there plot holes?
- Are all the threads closed at the end of the book?
- Are the characters three dimensional?
- Is the showing and telling balanced?
- Is the word count appropriate for the genre?