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:

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

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

F

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

G

Goals: Sudesna Ghosh
Grammar and writing style software: Preethi Venugopala
Google Play Books for self-publishers: Reet Singh
Genre: Adite Banerjie

H

Habits of successful writers: Sudesna Ghosh
Hooking the reader: Preethi Venugopala
Hero types: Devika Fernando
Horror in fiction: Paromita Goswami
Humor in writing: Reet Singh

I

Improving as a writer: Sudesna Ghosh
Inciting Incident: Adite Banerjie
In Medias Res (In the midst of things): Preethi Venugopala
Insecurities of a writer: Paromita Goswami

J

Journey of a fiction writer: Ruchi Singh
Jot down those ideas (Apps): Preethi Venugopala
Jealousy of other authors: Reet Singh
Jargon or slang in fiction: Devika Fernando
Juggling multiple writing projects: Adite Banerjie

K

Kindle Publishing: Sudesna Ghosh
Kill your darlings: Preethi Venugopala
Kill your readers – or better not: Reet Singh

L

Writing Love scenes: Reet Singh
Creative writing – a Leap of faith: Preethi Venugopala
Importance of Luck in writing: Adite Banerjie

M

Marketing your book: Sudesna Ghosh
Mid-point issues: Reet Singh
A magical cauldron of Memories: Preethi Venugopala

N

Writing Non-fiction: Sudesna Ghosh
Names – do they matter?: Preethi Venugopala
Niche markets in romance writing: Adite Banerjie

O

Writing the Opening Lines: Adite Banerjie
Own your writing craft: Preethi Venugopala
Outlining your story: Ruchi Singh

P

Process, Productivity, Plotting: Saiswaroopa
Prologues: Devika Fernando
Proofreading: Sudesna Ghosh
Procrastination: Preethi Venugopala
Pacing: Adite Banerjie
Point of View: Reet Singh

Q

Quick self edits: Ruchi Singh
Query letters: Preethi Venugopala

R

Research: Sudesna Ghosh
Rewriting the first draft: Preethi Venugopala
Resistance: Saiswaroopa

S

Screenwriting: Adite Banerjie
Showing and Telling: Preethi Venugopala
Social messaging: Adite Banerjie

T

Titles: Devika Fernando
Time management: Sudesna Ghosh
Themes in fiction writing: Preethi Venugopala

U

Using the senses: Devika Fernando
Unique Selling Proposition: Preethi Venugopala

V

Validation: Sudesna Ghosh
Vocabulary: Preethi Venugopala
Voice: Ruchi Singh

W

Writers’ ten commandments: Ravi Bedi
What if: Preethi Venugopala
Word count: Reet Singh

X

X-ray vision for editing: Preethi Venugopala

Y

You can become a published author: Preethi Venugopala

Z

Zodiac signs and writers: Preethi Venugopala