“You’ll be dead in six months.” It was May 29, 1985. Those words started me on the path to become a writer. I just didn’t know it at the time. When I wrote my first book, a memoir intriguingly titled White Man’s Disease, I faithfully depicted the scene I vividly recalled where I was with … Continue reading Guest Post – My Journey to Becoming A Writer – Paul C. Thornton
"Janey? Janey, you in there? Open up!" Mary pounded on the screen door, praying the neighbors wouldn't stick their heads out and see who was causing a ruckus. It was 2 AM on a Thursday, and Tuesday Avenue was as quiet as could be. The trailer park across the street was ominous looking, with its … Continue reading Guest Post: Nothing Personal – A Short Story
As I sit here typing this post, I can’t help but smile at everything that transpired the last month and all that I have accomplished. Yes, a sense of accomplishment is what I feel when I think about July. Despite, the fact that I may not have posted much on my blog, I am proud … Continue reading If I Were A Goddess
My debut novel is something that I am really excited about. I started working on it in January 2016, at the time I only had an outline or a basic idea about the story that I wanted to tell. I knew I had to do a lot of research before I picked it up again. … Continue reading Top 10 Fun Facts about my WIP – Buried Deceptions
One thing I remember promising my readers when I started my blog was that the output of my blog would never be constant. I remember using the quote “change is the only constant” for this blog. True to my words, I believe the time has come for Mind and Life Matters to evolve and change … Continue reading Confessions of a Writeaholic!
Of late I have been spending a lot of time on Twitter. No, no, I am not wasting my time reading tweets with infuriating tags like “Women Are Trash” and bashing every single one of them for posting such nonsense (although, I wish I could do that!!). Indeed, over the past week, I have gained … Continue reading Top 10 Indie Books for Indie April!
All the World is my home Yet, I feel free in the wild the calming voice of the river that flows the soulful chirping of the birds they take me into a trance, into a World where I belong! This is me, this is my life my way In a world where I flow freely … Continue reading My Life My Way!
This week, I am honored to post a guest blog from Paulami Duttagupta who is an accomplished writer, author and screenplay writer. She recently co-authored in the anthology Mock, Stock & Quarrel. I had been waiting with bated breath for the release of this anthology as my friend Piyusha Vir, the Wandering Soul is also one … Continue reading The Need For Satire In Writing!
Last week, I invited Guest Bloggers to post for Mind and Life Matters and it was a huge step for me. This week, I am pleased to share the first guest post on Mind and Life Matters by none other than our stellar writer, Nicola Auckland of Sometime Stellar Storyteller. This is what Nicola has … Continue reading What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me
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[This story is the 9th and second to last part of the One Summer Day Series. Click HERE to find the Parts 1 – 8 of this tale or HERE to read a brief of the story so far]. Anna heard Jim calling out to her from outside the door. It was time to go, time … Continue reading A Spark For Life!
This week I had the honor of writing a guest post for Dan Alatorre’s blog. To be consistent with the theme of his blog, I wrote a post about the Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base! Hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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A fantastic blog I’ve been reading and enjoying is Rashmi Menon’s Mind And Life Matters and her Beyond Coffee And Words , (coffee is written with Piyusha Vir). Both sites are brilliant and uplifting places to go and spend time.
I recently asked Rashmi to pen a guest blog post (do we “pen” things anymore? “Clicked and clacked the keyboard” has much less of an artistic ring to it) and she graciously obliged. Since her blog is so engaging and personal, I asked her to train her keen eyes on that aspect of her work, and here it is.
All authors are told to have a platform, and a blog can be an important part of that. If you’re gonna do it, do it right. Rashmi shows you how.
You have read the manuals and by now you already know that as a serious…
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It has been a while since I started blogging/writing. As of this date, I am getting closer to the publishing date of my novel. It has been a rather long process for me given the fact that I am not a full-time writer and sometimes, go on for days without being able to contribute towards … Continue reading The Big News!
My blog, Mind and Life Matters has come a long way since it started. Next month is my first year anniversary or should I say Blogiversary, like the cool kids? Wow, time does really fly, does it not? When I started blogging, all I wanted to do was share snippets of my life, my journey … Continue reading Help! I am Going Crazy!
Wallace Stevens once said, ‘As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.’ A few weeks back I shared a post where I asked if we as readers were being too critical of the successful authors whom everyone loves to hate! Continuing on that subject, I wrote this article as a part of my … Continue reading Authors – Why We Love To Hate Them!