Diaries from Suburbia

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 3)

Mr. Independent Dear diary,   I spend ten minutes in quiet contemplation. Call it a moment of silence in preparation for an act of utmost creativity. You see, I’ve lugged my half-naked carcass out of bed at seven in the morning and without even taking a second to rub my eyes, I've had to go… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 3)

Diaries from Suburbia

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 2)

What it takes to make a home Dear Diary, I sit here in a vacant chair at a strange airport, feeling the weight of dirt and grime of three continents on my skin and hair. Home never felt more far away this moment, as the air felt warm and balmy as it washed my face.… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 2)

Diaries from Suburbia

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 1)

Leaving on a jet plane Dear Diary, Constancy has a sadistic way of changing, constantly. Life changing things happen to all sorts of people, all the time. Things that made me not want to get out of bed, things that kept me from going to bed in the first place. Don't think for a minute… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 1)

Diaries from Suburbia

Diaries from Suburbia (Author’s note)

Author's note I'm too young to write a memoir. But I have an awesome story to tell. You see, almost nine months back, I left my home back in the warm climes of Western India and moved thousands of miles away to the United States, and as a result experiencing the joys of leading a… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Author’s note)

Writing

Writing that perfect beginning

I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is no spoon. *dodges bullets* For folks who did not get the obscure Matrix reference, don’t fret. For those who did, *high five*. As human beings, all of us have stories to tell. Stories are born when our inherent creativity meets a general happening that we… Continue reading Writing that perfect beginning

News, Sneak Peek

Clean Slate: A work in progress

I was digging through some of my old pieces and came across an idea that I'd shelved for a while. I spent some time today cleaning up the old piece and wrote up a sample chapter based on the idea I had, a book loosely titled 'Clean Slate'. I'm sharing it here, would appreciate feedback.… Continue reading Clean Slate: A work in progress

News, Promotion

Holiday discount: Kindle editions of “At First Sight” at $0.99 or less!

I'm offering a holiday discount for the Kindle version up until the end of the year, making At First Sight available for $0.99 (that is the minimum price Amazon requires me to set, else I would have made it available for free). Amazon works in mysterious ways; the price is fluid based on demand, so… Continue reading Holiday discount: Kindle editions of “At First Sight” at $0.99 or less!

News

Know your author – Interview with Smashwords

Here are a few excerpts from my recently concluded interview with Smashwords. Read the full interview here. What is your writing process? I don't follow a rigid writing process, especially since I prefer to write on an ad hoc basis whenever inspiration strikes. I start with a main character, and add characters as and when… Continue reading Know your author – Interview with Smashwords