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    Why is it important for authors to take a retreat? 1

    Being a writer in the current generation is quite stress-free and straightforward. From editing to distributing your books, you can leave all the worries to your book publisher, just sit back and write your heart out.  However, that being said, the art of writing itself is not exactly an easy job. A writer has to ...

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    11 Books that Explore Teacher-Student Relationships

    11 Books that Explore Teacher-Student Relationships

    School days are truly unforgettable. The friends we make, the interesting subjects we learn, the fun, the mischief, and, of course, the teachers stir up nostalgia. We’ve all had that one teacher who livened up the classroom and made learning both fun and knowledgeable, while playing role model, mentor and guide.Books,our best teachers, have a ...

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    How Writing Challenges Will Help Authors

    How Writing Challenges Will Help Authors 1

    Being a writer can have its perks; you write without restrictions, you earn plenty provided your book sells well and, there’s a chance that your book is adapted into a movie. But, like most other professions, writing comes with its set of challenges, which are arguably the hardest to overcome. Ultimately, the challenges you face ...

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    8 Favourite Moms from books and their Words of Wisdom

    8 Favourite Moms from books and their Words of Wisdom

    No matter how old we are, our mothers will always be one of our best friends and a true protector at all times. It is quite difficult to survive without them! Right? This sentiment is shared by several famous characters from books. Here is a list of the favourite moms from books and their Words ...

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    Hyderabad Book Clubs Every Bookworm Should Join

    Hyderabad Book Clubs Every Bookworm Should Join 1

    Hyderabad’s rich association with literature dates all the way back to the 15th Century; when the Qutb Shahi Dynasty encouraged the growth of Decani Urdu in poetry. Hyderabad, which is more famously known as the city of Nizams, owes its cultural heritage to the  150-yearlong rule of the Nizams. They brought Hyderabad to the centre ...

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    11 New Year Resolutions for Writers

    11 New Year Resolutions for Writers

    It is such a disheartening situation for writers when they find themselves dragging theirfeet across the floor, slumping on a chair and ultimately finding it impossible to put pen to paper. But there’s no reason to wallow in this situation. The New Year brings promise to many—a chance to start fresh and the motivation bubbling ...

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    9 Cafes and Spots in Bangalore Ideal for a Writer

    9 Cafes and Spots in Bangalore Ideal for a Writer

    We hope you loved reading our previous blog on “9 Cafes and Spots in Mumbai Ideal for a Writer.” Yes, just like our city-wise book clubs series, we are going to bring to you city-wise list of cafes and spots that will be ideal for writers. No matter whether you are going to write or ...

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    9 Books every author should watch out for in 2017

    9 Books every author should watch out for in 2017

    To be a good writer, you need to be an avid reader. It does not matter if you read novels or non-fiction, you need to read frequently to enhance your writing skills. In fact, reading is one of the best ways to tackle writer’s block. With the year 2016 about to end, we have compiled ...

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    10 New Year Resolutions That Every Book Lover Should Take

    10 New Year Resolutions That Every Book Lover Should Take

    Another year has gone by, and there is no better time than now to take some solid resolutions, is there? No, we are not talking about the “no more donuts”, “I’ll do 10,000 steps a day”, “I’ll do yoga every day” kind of resolutions. We are recommending some fun and interesting resolutions that you would ...

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    Unique biographies that you need to read

    Unique biographies that you need to read

    A biography is an account of a person’s life and what makes it an interesting read is that it transports us back in time and teaches us valuable lessons. Biographies of famous personalities are highly quotable and truly inspiring. Reading biographies can also inspire any budding writer. While it’s hard to compile a list of ...

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    9 Cafes and Spots in Mumbai Ideal for a Writer

    9 Cafes and Spots in Mumbai Ideal for a Writer

        Writing is an art. Even if you are a professional writer or author, who writes 5000 words on an average per day, writing is still an art and not just a job. And like any art, the mood, the ambience, and the mindset help people in giving their best when it comes to ...

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    9 Books every author should watch out for in 2017

    To be a good writer, you need to be an avid reader. It does not matter if you read novels or non-fiction, you need to read frequently to enhance your writing skills. In fact, reading is one of the best ways to tackle writer’s block. With the year 2016 about to end, we have compiled ...

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    Pune Book Clubs Every Bookworm Should Join

    Pune Book Clubs Every Bookworm Should Join

    Ask any Punekar about a good read, and you’re sure to be entertained for hours and hours of conversation. No matter the genre or age, Pune is right up there on the charts as a city with a whole bunch of voracious readers. Being the cosy next-door-neighbour to Mumbai, it’s not surprising that the Pune ...

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    Book Lover Vs Movie Buff -Eight arguments

    Book Lover Vs Movie Buff -Eight arguments

    If you are a booklover, then there are high chances that you might have read the books before watching the respective movies. In such cases, you are not only well-informed about the story, characterization, and events while you watch the film, but you will also be watching the movie with a lot of expectations. It ...

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    Kolkata Book Clubs & Fairs Every Bookworm Should Join

    Kolkata Book Clubs & Fairs Every Bookworm Should Join

    Birds of a feather flock together, or in this case, worms of a wiggle wriggle along. Are you the kind of bookworm who enjoys intellectual debates and discussions over various genres of literature? Then you must be on the lookout for book clubs and actively participate in annual book fairs.Being the cultural capital of India, ...

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    Mohit Uppal, an IITian Management Consultant, Talks About How He Wrote his First Novel

    Mohit Uppal, an IITian Management Consultant, Talks About How He Wrote his First Novel. You can track our First Book Podcast series here.

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    13 Books to Read if You're a Jeffrey Archer Fan

    13 Books to Read if You’re a Jeffrey Archer Fan

    The release of Kane and Abel took the literary world by storm. Crime thriller lovers spent endless hours immersed in the compelling story of William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski; their powerfully written characterization and a plot that sees them get tangled in a 60-year power struggle on the background of war, marriage, fortune and ...

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    How to Turn Your Poetry Collection into a Book

    How to Turn Your Poetry Collection into a Book

    You’re a poet and you know it, but do you have the ambition to let everyone else know too? If so, the best way to bring about awareness for your collection of poems is to turn them into a book. Every aspiring author knows that earning reputation means being known as someone who published a ...

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    9 Booker Prize Winning Books That You Must Read

    9 Booker Prize Winning Books That You Must Read

    Formerly known as the Booker-McConnell Prize, The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, simply known as the Booker Prize, is an annual literary prize awarded for the best original novel written in the English language. Renowned internationally for its success and significance in the literary circle, Booker Prize is greeted with anticipation and fanfare. Initially started ...

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    Editing Tips for Writers

    Editing Tips for Writers