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    How to Write Better- Must Follow Tips

    Here’s a strange but true thing about writing- it’s an art form that can never quite be described as perfect. Like any other art form, writing comes in multiple styles and presentations, so one can never truly judge one style as better than another. However, for us writers, the perspective is different; we look at ...

    The Watercooler

    How to publish an eBook in India?

    The digital revolution is taking place in almost every sector in the world, including the publishing industry. Traditional forms of books will always remain and gain an immense love for readers and writers alike. However, eBooks, in a very short time have gained tremendous attention and popularity. Are you an aspiring writer waiting to step ...

    The Watercooler

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    As independent writers, we have the liberty to write at our pace. After all, writing a novel is a long and carefully calculated process; some of the best authors take years to pull out their best books. Sometimes, you may come across a situation that forces you to put in a little extra effort and ...

    Promotions and Marketing

    Best Practices for Author Facebook Pages

    Completing a novel is truly a wonderful feeling, right? But as a writer, you know that there is no greater pleasure than watching your books fly off shelves and land into the palms of avid readers. The biggest milestone that transforms a writer to an author is the one that involves sales and promotion of their ...

    First Book Podcast

    Ashwin Sanghi, Shares His Authoring Journey

    Ashwin Sanghi, Shares His Authoring Journey

      Ashwin Sanghi Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the First Book Podcast, India’s first and only podcast dedicated to helping first time authors. In this podcast series we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully cracked their first book. This conversation helps us to get a sneak peek into their journey as an ...

    Publishing and Distribution

    How to Write and Publish a Short Story

    World renowned novelist Stephen King once said, “A short story is like a kiss in the dark, from a stranger.” Irrespective of the profession, it always helps to start small, and in the case of budding authors, a short story could catalyse a potential bestselling novel. Then again, writing a short story poses its own ...
    Anita Nair, Best Selling Author of 17 Books Shares Tips For First Time Authors

    Anita Nair, Best Selling Author of 17 Books Shares Tips For First Time Authors

    Kiruba: Hello and Welcome to the First Book Podcast, India’s first and only Podcast dedicated to helping firsttime authors. In this podcast series, we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully crack their first book. This discussion helps us get a sneak peek into their journey as an author. ...

    Writing and Editing

    Mind-Blowing Online Tools That No Writer Must Neglect

    Mind-Blowing Online Tools That No Writer Must Neglect 1

      Digital media has taken the world by storm. The labyrinth network of the World Wide Web has effortlessly engulfed us into its spell. In today’s digital world, there is an app or a tool for every act right from booking a cab to ordering food. When it comes to indulging in the plethora of ...

    Writing and Editing

    Writer’s Events, Workshops and Conferences to attend in India

    Writer’s Events, Workshops and Conferences to attend in India

    As a writer, the social and professional connections you make are key factors that determine your growth and direction towards becoming a successful author. Writers’ events, conferences and workshops are a great way to learn, network and sharpen your skills as you embark on a journey towards publishing a remarkable piece of work. You may ...

    Deepak Chawla, HR Head of Reliance Infrastructure, On How He Wrote His First Book

    [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the “First Book Podcast,” India’s first and only podcast dedicated to helping first-time authors. In this podcast series we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully crack their first book. The authors give a behind-the-scenes look in their authoring journey and provide valuable ...

    Writing and Editing

    What Makes ‘A Game of Thrones’ Such a Popular Book Series?

    What Makes ‘A Game of Thrones’ Such a Popular Book Series?

    What makes a book such a great read? When you sit back and relax with a novel and get so engrossed in it that you have forgotten how the day just went by. One such book that gives you this soul-stirring experience is A Game of Thrones series, authored by George RR Martin. Martin began writing ...

    Jane De Suza, Author of 5 Books, Shares Her Success Journey

    [Music] Kiruba: Hello and  welcome to the First Book Podcast, India’s first and only Podcast dedicated to helping first-time authors. In this podcast series, we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully crack their first book. This conversation helps us to get a sneak peek into their journey as ...
    9 Questions To Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material

    9 Questions To Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material 1

    Everyone knows the secret of creative ideation and writing; ideas don’t just pop out of your head, they formulate out of inspiration. Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time, and once you get inspired, your writing prowess will take center stage. At certain instances, while you are writing the story, you may want ...

    Writing and Editing

    25 Inspiring Pinterest Boards For Writers

    25 Inspiring Pinterest Boards For Writers 1

    Many of us have a preconceived notion about Pinterest. We think Pinterest is only beneficial to designers, photographers, fashion bloggers, artists and the like. However, Pinterest boards are an amazing platform for writers too. Writers can use creative Pinterest boards not only to promote their articles or books and establish a brand for themselves, but also for ...

    Writing and Editing

    Top 10 Mystery Novels You Need To Read

    Top 10 Mystery Novels You Need To Read

    A good book is a great way to unwind after a long day at work and rejuvenate your mind. Whether you are searching for ways to get inspired for your next novel, or planning to take a retreat before getting back to writing, reading a good mystery novel is always a good idea to get ...
    42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry

    42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry 1

    The book publishing industry has been around for generations, constantly pulling out some of the world’s finest reads. From old-school scriptures to new-age digital ink, the methods of publishing have evolved and so have the many writing tools. Along the way, the book publishing industry has produced some of the wackiest, funniest, coolest and most ...

    Publishing and Distribution

    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Everyone knows the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. While the quote is a metaphor that relates to human emotions, it doesn’t work too well in a literal sense. A book, regardless of how well-written it could be, will never be read unless it attracts a reader’s attention. Book cover designs have ...

    Writing and Editing

    5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating When You Cannot See What Is Ahead

    5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating When You Cannot See What Is Ahead

    When one decides to be a writer, they are treading uncharted waters. They must be responsible and must complete the work their book demands, while meeting a set target. Bestselling author, Stephen King, writes 2,000 words per day and allows himself to not meet his target only under dire circumstances. He completes a 180,000 word ...

    Writing and Editing

    How To Write Stories That Children Will Love Reading

    How To Write Stories That Children Will Love Reading

    Stories are an integral part of one’s childhood. Most of us grew up reading and listening to tales of valour, courage and bravery, such as Ramayana and Mahabharata, and they are still engraved in every child’s memory. A well-written story will capture one’s imagination and stay in their memory for a long time. Children usually ...

    Writing and Editing

    Five Mistakes to Avoid While Writing a Literary Series

    Five Mistakes to Avoid While Writing a Literary Series

    A literary series is a celebrated form of literature that millions of readers around the world enjoy. A series can belong to any genre from science fiction to fantasy or romance to crime fiction. There are some books that pop into your mind the moment you hear the word ‘literary series’ – Harry Potter, The ...