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Checking In

Due to a really busy month-end, I missed my September Month End Updates post. It was a crazy month end and there was so much to do that I was not able to sit down and pull myself together to write a post. To be really honest, I prepared last month’s Newsletter also on the […]

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Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

Freewriting is a very important prewriting technique that not only helps you to get over your writer’s block, but also to tap into your sub-conscience mind and see what all ideas and stories are hiding there. Most of the times, we get stuck while writing a story, or an article, and simply don’t know what […]

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Clicked – #Blogbattle

BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge in which participants write short stories using a single word for inspiration. You can visit Blogbattle’s blog to find out more about it at Blogbattle: Inspired To Write. This week’s word is Photograph. NOTE: This is a piece of fiction any resemblance to any person or place (living or dead) is […]

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The Next Worst Thing (Annihilation #2) – #Blogbattle

BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge using a single word for inspiration. You can visit Rachael’s blog to find out more about #blogbattle- Writing Rachael Ritchey. This week’s word: Leviathan. Annihilation (Part #1) The Next Worst Thing Genre: Dystopian, Apocalyptic Fiction, Young Adult Lilly, Grandma and I sit in our rocking boat hugging each other tightly, waiting […]

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Annihilation

Annihilation- a short story by Heena Rathore P.

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Trying To Get Home

Trying To Get Home- a short story by Heena Rathore P.

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My New WIP- Sinister Town

Exactly a year before, Deceived was only an idea in my head which kept on brewing constantly until I finally decided to get it on paper. And today here I am with Deceived getting published and another book’s first draft in hand. This sure has been one hell of a year for me. Let me […]

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The 3-Act Structure: In Detail

In order to utilize the 3-Act Structure efficiently, there is a need for a systematic sequence of elements to be followed that carries the story forward.  In the 3-Act Structure, each act has some particular story moves and by following these particular set of acts, you can rest easy that there will be no place […]

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The 3-Act Structure: Introduction

“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley Planning a novel is the most important aspect of creating one. Even if you’re a pantster, at some or the other point, you’ll realise the need to arrange the novel in an order which will ensure that the novel […]

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A Haunting Lullaby

A Haunting Lullaby, a poem by Heena Rathore P.

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Free – After A Long Time

Free – After A Long Time: A story by Heena Rathore P.

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Character Profile Sheets

Characterisation is one of the most important aspects of writing a book. It is one of the 9 most important elements of Novel Writing. Whether you are working on a short story or a long-form fiction project, you need characters, and that too strong ones. They are the building blocks of your story because they […]

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NaNoWriMo 2015

Hello, guy! I’m here for a quick update on my writing (and also because I forgot to mention it before.) Last month I participated in NaNoWriMo 2015 and successfully completed it with a just-barely-there 52K. 😀 I was planning to write the first draft for my second novel, Sinister Town, for this year’s NaNo, but […]

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Good News!

Hello everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! I have a good news for those who haven’t read my recent tweets or Instagram. So here it goes, In October, I sent out a handful e-mails to some of the best literary agents in India. The e-mail was regarding the submission of the first 4 chapters of Deceived, my first book. (You […]

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5 Keys To Writing 50K Words In 30 Days

To help other writers who are struggling to get those dreaded 50K words done this NaNoWriMo, I’ve come up with 5 keys that are the most important factors for cracking NaNoWriMo and even to write a good amount of words daily even after NaNo.

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Word Of The Week (WOW#34)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

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Converting Files to E-Books

I know firsthand how irritating it can be after you’ve finished your MS and you don’t know how to convert it into a readable e-book format. It is really annoying to not be able to read your precious book on your e-reader after all the handwork you’ve put in it. After months (or years) of waiting, it’s only fair to be able to read your book as an e-book. But how?

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10 Essential Tools For Writers

Every writer needs a certain set of tools in order to write. And, trust me, it’s not as simple as to just pick up a notebook and write. It might be for some writers (mostly intuitive writers,) but for most of us, there is a need for much more than just a pen and paper. If you wish […]

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Autumn (Jessie #4)

Jessie is a Contemporary Fiction short-story series about a girl named Jessie. This series is written on photo-prompts and includes emotional themes of love, family, support, getting over fears, etc.

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A Cup Of Tea

This short piece is written for Describli’s photo prompt – Afternoon Tea.

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