Authors’ Tips – A to Z of Writing

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Hello fabulous readers and writers,

Welcome to a new series of blog posts where eight of us – Devika Fernando, Preethi Venugopala, Paromita Goswami, Adite Banerjie, Ruchi Singh, Sudesna Ghosh, Saiswaroopa Iyer and I – will post on a myriad of writing-related topics with the topic corresponding to the Alphabet of the Week.

Here is the list; it will be populated as soon as each post goes live – read at your leisure:



Authenticity in Writing: Adite Banerjie
A is for Anti-Heroes: Reet Singh
Authorpreneur: Devika Fernando
ABDCE Plotting Formula: Preethi Venugopala


Building a Routine, Backstories, Beta-readers and Backup: Preethi Venugopala
Blogging as an author: Sudesna Ghosh
Balancing work, life and writing: Saiswaroopa
Background work: Adite Banerjie
Burnout and Writer’s Block: Reet Singh
Backstory: Ruchi Singh
Blurbs: Reet Singh


Cover design: Sudesna Ghosh
Conflict, Character sketches & Climax: Preethi Venugopala
Coauthoring: Devika Fernando
Clichés in writing: Reet Singh
Crafting stories: Adite Banerjie
C is for Community: Saiswaroopa


Deus ex Machina: Adite Banerjie
Dialogues, Drafts, Developments and Dictionaries: Preethi Venugopala
Dialogue Tags: Reet Singh


Epilogues: Devika Fernando
Editing: Sudesna Ghosh
Explode a moment: Preethi Venugopala
Exposition: Ruchi Singh


Character Flaws: Adite Banerjie
First-person narration: Devika Fernando
First sentence, first paragraph: Preethi Venugopala
Fantasy : Ruchi Singh
Flashback in Fiction: Reet Singh