book cafes

9 Cafés and Spots in Delhi Ideal for a Writer

We writers are complex artists. We get inspired by the vibrant and colourful world around us and find ways to creatively convert that energy into the black-and-white world of text on paper. For some writers, the best work comes out in isolated places or within the four walls of their room. While some love working with different surroundings, like a book café and people around them. Whether you are writing ...

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how to write a book

How To Write A Book Series

As a writer of fiction, you know you’ll know how to write a book that can incorporate the thousands of ideas stuck in your head. The urge to tell more stories never ends, even after you publish your first novel. Of all the stories you wish to tell, there is always that one story that is worth converting into a book series. From extensive research on deep characterization, learning how ...

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How to Write a Horror Novel

  Here’s the ironic thing about horror novels: They are actually fun to read and even more so to write. Thinking up ideas for hair-raising scares and grotesque plot points may be easy but the tricky part is cooking up the formula that can blend all your scare tactics into one cohesive, terrifyingly terrific novel. Like most other genres, good horror novels require the right mix and match of ingredients- in ...

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formatting a book

The Handy Guide to Format Your Book

Completing your book is a euphoric feeling. It feels good to see months of writing and re-writing finally set into place as one complete novel. Hold your horses though, as there is still one herculean task left. Yes, we're talking about that seemingly complex task of formatting a book which is making the elements in your novel flow together in an aesthetically pleasing way, so readers can get a comfortable ...

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how to write an adventure novel

How to Write an Adventure Novel

When it comes to write an adventure novel, the world is your oyster – primarily for two reasons. The first one being the startling amount of types of adventure your creative juices can quench. From periodic plots with oodles of drama (Read: Game of Thrones) to gripping fantasy novels with cover-to-cover excitement such as Harry Potter, there is an ocean of concepts you can get inspiration from. Find the right ...

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writing inspiration

Seven Quotes to Inspire You to Write

Being an author might not be the highest-paying job in the world, but it definitely is satisfying. Despite writer’s block and the competition out there, it is a wonderful feeling to be an entrepreneur and take control of your life, and writing allows you to do that. Whether you aspire to write a thriller, an autobiography or a romantic novel, use these quotes to inspire you to write! Ever wondered what ...

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Seven Rules of Working with an Editor

What is the most important process that needs to be done before one publishes a book? Is it finalizing the manuscript, designing the book cover or planning marketing strategies? Actually speaking, the most important process is editing a book, and at the same time, learning how to work with an editor in a cordial manner. Below are the Seven Rules of Working with an Editor which you should abide by ...

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How to research for your novel

An Effective Guide On How To Research For A Novel

One of the biggest questions that every aspiring author has is, “How can I effectively research for my novel?” The answer to this question holds the secret to what makes a writer an author. One of the things that many writers say is,"I have a fantastic concept, but I have no idea how to develop it."If you are someone who thinks on these lines, then this blog is for you. There ...

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writers retreat

Why Is It Important For Authors To Take A Retreat?

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 battle a number of roadblocks on his path to writing out a good manuscript, starting ...

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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 worthy read. Here is a great guide to turn your poetry collection into a book. While ...

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Schoolmates turned Co-founders of India’s Largest Publishing Platform share their Success Formulas

Here's the Transcript: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the Movers and Shakers podcast, where we speak with passionate achievers in business and in life. This is where we ask the right questions to dissect the DNA of their success. The whole idea is how we can become better by learning form others. In this episode, we speak to not just one but three people. The three of them are co-founders at ...

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guide to writing and publishing an anthology

A definitive guide to writing and publishing an anthology

An anthology is a collection of selected writings by various authors, and usually, the several stories or writings are in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same theme. Alternatively, it can also be a collection of selected writings by one author. These days, anthologies are very much in trend. For starters, they are quick reads. Readers can read the book at one stretch or by taking ...

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convert blog to book

How to convert your blog into a book

These days, many bloggers are showing interest in turning their blog posts into a novel or book. While the idea may sound unconventional to some people, it can be quite lucrative. Blogging is one of the greatest ways to connect with people. As an author, to expand your reach, having a blog works wonders. Furthermore, blogging your book acts as an extensive marketing package too. Here is how you can ...

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become great writer

Seven books to read to become a great writer

These days, there are a plenty of online tools that make writing an easy job. From grammar correction to plagiarism detection, everything is just a click away. However, is writing that easy? If you are in the literary field, you will know that the answer to the above question is NO. These tools do aid in the writing process, but the actual idea of what to write and how to write ...

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Iconic Libraries in India

11 Iconic Libraries In India That Will Leave You Spellbound

Libraries are beautiful. Apart from the knowledge and exposure they offer, the mere architecture of these structures are majestic; therefore, to bookaholics, libraries are a place of worship or even heaven. As if just being amidst thousands of books isnt enough, libraries double our joy by their silence, altruistic environment and awe-inspiring architecture. India, known for its history and heritage, has some of the best libraries in the world that ...

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Iconic book covers that inspired a generation

9 Iconic Book Covers That Inspired A Generation

Never judge a book by its cover. This is a well known and often preached about proverb. While we may or may not follow this for deeper aspects, most of us are guilty of judging a book by its cover when we see it for the first time.When at a bookstore, most of us consciously or unconsciously single out books that have catchy covers, quirky titles and/or intriguing taglines. Books ...

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balance writing

How to Balance Writing with your Day Job

  One of the crucial things that writers require and lack is time. With an incomplete novel idling at the desk, writers go through a tremendous pressure of completing it on time and getting it published as well. Now, most first-time authors are not celebrities; they are aspirants who have a powerful story in hand and want to get it out to readers. An average writer is an office-goer, who has ...

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India’s Prominent Travel Blogger, Author, and Limca Book Record Holder Shares How She Cracked her First Book

    Here's the transcript for the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast a show especially for those who have dreams and aspirations to become an author. My name is Kiruba Shankar and every week I speak with experienced and bestselling authors to understand their writing habits, best practices, and tips to successfully author a book. This podcast is supported by Notion Press, India's largest publishing platform. Their goal ...

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