April 20, 2015
by Neelima

Eleven Takeaways from Writing Reviews of Books on Writing

Reviewing books on writing has been a game changer for me. My ten takeaways (the last ten thing list I made was about a yakshi, my favorite mythical character) would be: #1. There is a time for everything: I felt … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
by Neelima

The Craft of Novel Writing by Dianne Doubtfire (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed Doubtfire’s views on plot creation and self-discipline. In this short post, we examine the importance of rewriting and how to handle a review without getting terribly depressed. Rewriting Rewriting is the most important part of … Continue reading

April 13, 2015
by Neelima
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The Craft of Novel Writing by Dianne Doubtfire (Part 1)

“Knowledge has strange hiding places,” Zen Scribe said about this slender how-to book picked up from a remote book vendor. Textbooks can’t provide craftsmanship but they can provide a sense of direction. In her book The Craft of Novel Writing, … Continue reading

March 17, 2015
by punjacked

Readers Can’t Digest – Week 29 (9-Mar to 15-Mar)

1. Much-loved author Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March, at the age of 66, his publisher Penguin Random House has announced.                                 2.  Orion Books … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
by Jaya

Why PDF to EPUB conversions are so bad?

PDF to EPUB conversion is a hot keyword. Many of you might have searched for it and reached various free and paid converters. If your experience is like most others, you would have been terribly disappointed by the results. Some … Continue reading

February 2, 2015
by Neelima
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Bird by bird: Some instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (Part 2)

Your can read the part 1 here. In this post we look at the Lamott’s Instructions on Writing. To start the writing process, do short assignments. Keep writing about the past with an imaginary gun to your head. One step … Continue reading

January 2, 2015
by InstaScribe

Visual Friday: Copyright Terms All Over the World

Want to embed this infographic on your blog or website? Use the following code. Related articles Canadian Copyright News Copyright and Cacheing: What Happens If You Change Your Mind About Letting a Search Engine Cache Your Site? Leading copyright scholars: … Continue reading

January 1, 2015
by InstaScribe

India Public Domain 2015: 13 Indian authors whose works entered public domain in 2015

In keeping with our our tradition  (2012,2013, 2014), we have compiled a list of Indian authors whose work has entered public domain at the beginning of this year. The criteria for a particular work to enter public domain this year is … Continue reading