Storyteller vs Writer

When someone asks me if I’m a writer, I say not just. I am a storyteller. A writer is just a part of it. What is the difference? The first question that pops up in their head. I am a storyteller and words are just a medium through which I tell stories. Storytellers focus on telling…

The first blow

I stood there for a few minutes and noticed my brother, in the starlight illuminating the world on a moonless night, walking towards his camp. His words echoed in my ears as I started walking back to mine. Why can’t we end this war before we begin? Why go to the trouble of fighting and…

The beautiful journey

I remember a time when the sole purpose in life was to be prepared more than enough for the most prestigious exam of my life. Attending classes from 6 am in the morning till 12 am with one hour break in between in chunks for doubts, breakfast and junk food. And then studying from 2pm…

Announcement – World Building Manual to be released soon

I am going to take the 5 posts on World Building (read part 1 here), add a little more explanations, content, illustrations (wherever needed) and turning it into an e-book. Follow the new blog Morning Reads to stay tuned. What this book will contain: This book contains a list of all the things you need…

Limited Creativity – Not what you think

Read this directly on my new blog – Morning Reads When I say the phrase Limited Creativity, it is not a mark of the ability but the technique I am going to discuss. There is nothing called Limited creativity as an ability. All of us have unlimited creativity. What we don’t have is a way…

World Building posts for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers

Hello Writers, Have you ever wondered how to build a world for fictional stories? Like Harry Potter or Westeros from Game of Thrones, or the LEPrecon Unit from Artemis Fowl? What goes into building worlds so intact that you can spend years just studying it bit by bit. Would you be interested in knowing the…

Diary of an Orion

Diary of an Orion is a new section of the blog, where I take views on understanding humanity through the eyes of an extraterrestrial being. Orions are a race of super intelligent beings bent on dominating the entire universe. Their intelligence ranks in the right tail end of a bell curve but they lack the…

Trying to move on

I got rid of him. Forever, I led my heart to believe. But reality had different plans. I caught a glance of his back as I walked into the room. I couldn’t not recognize that it was him. It was him in the room. The room was crowded but it felt we were the only…

5 Questions to ask when building character roles

Often we find characters in the initial stage of a book that are alike in most aspect. If there are 5 characters in a certain book, there is a possibility that the difference between them is just their names and the designation or probably their gender. Apart from that, there is no difference. This is…

Announcement! I got a new domain

Hello all, I am grateful for all your support for the last few years in the blog. Your support has given me the confidence to take the next logical step for my blog. Have my own site. And on the 30th of Deccember, 2018, I have finally made the move to take on a new…

New feeling

In the last few hours before the clock turns to the first second in 2019, I find myself without any resolutions or reflections. Ever since I learned of resolutions, I have been making those and following them to success to a certain degree. But this year, I am not making any of those. The usual…

One or more?

The expanded question is this: Should you write one book/post or a series of them? I’ll shed my thoughts on both in this post. So, before I get into the same, are there any other questions you want me to answer? Go ahead and ask me in the comments and I will share what my…

Mirror on the wall

The rays of the lit tube light Hit the silver glazed surface Reflecting and travelling into my own eye It showed me my own face Nothing but a lie and an illusion I knew it was far away from the truth But I couldn’t for a moment Believe that it wasn’t the truth Something hard…

The different ways I capture Ideas

If you have read my previous post, you would’ve come across a phrase that has become my motivation for doing the work everyday. The more you capture ideas, the more you get new ideas So, with the plethora of ideas that come up, I need a way to store them somewhere before they are lost….

Wondering what to write

On a Friday early morning at 2am, unable to sleep and hoping to wake up in another 3 hours for my daily routine, I find myself looking at my screen wondering what I can write about. I have opened more than 5 docs and have written random things. I started with 3 different blog posts…