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How to Start your Screenwriting Journey

Photo by Clemens van Lay on Unsplash Newbie writers who are eager to start a career…

#JustTheWayYouAre has a brand new cover

My feel good, emotional romance novella Just The Way You Are has got a fantastic new…

Release of my latest short story — #Shelly

Most of my stories are feel good love stories. This time I have chosen to write…

The Most Memorable Line of Indian Cinema

    By Jaideep Sen Last evening as I was watching Indian Idol, I realised it was…

#BookReview: Gilbert’s New York steals the show in ‘City of Girls’

  Elizabeth Gilbert is famously known for Eat, Pray, Love, a book that I frankly did…

January 2021 – Time for Change and Continuity

Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash The new year is already a month old. It seems…

Short, Long, Longer – @AuthorReet decodes the length of fictional pieces

It’s the first month of a spanking new year and what better way to welcome it…

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

According to Maslow, people go through a hierarchy of needs. Those whose physiological needs have been…

Witness to a Murder – Excerpt from #NoSafeZone

  Blurb London-bred activist Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their NGO,…

#7Lives is now streaming on Amazon Prime US and UK

  If I’m absolutely honest I’m often discouraged by just how difficult the screenwriting journey is.…

From Book to Screen – Writer Gabriel Constans’ Journey

The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn’t take…

The Doomed Characters

By Jaideep Sen The minute I was reminded by my wife Anjali yesterday morning that today…

Co-Authoring a Memoir #LifeUnstoppable

In what seems like another life I used to be a journalist. The 1990s were the…

Objection to Being Objectified! #MFRWhooks #Excerpt #Novella

BLURB Single mom and bridal makeup artiste Shikha Verma is finally in a good place –…

Book Review — Bringing Alive the Mughal Era

Indian history as taught to us in text books is often a dry account of names,…

When Salman Khan Chose to Strip Off his Stardom

 By Jaideep Sen After writing 16 articles on the Magician with the Pen, Salim Khan Saab,…

Dialogue – the Spoken Word

  By Jaideep Sen Ever since I changed the ringtone of my cell phone from Sholay’s…

Keeping Yourself Motivated

Photo by Valentina Conde on Unsplash 2020 has rolled in and with it a new set…

Spotlight: Devika Fernando’s New Title ‘Sweet Surprises’

On my blog this week, I welcome my author friend Devika Fernando who writes multiple series…

Fuelled by Rejection

By Jaideep Sen For a while I wasn’t being able to identify what to base my…

New Release: The Lost Princess by Preethi Venugopala

Romance lovers have a treat coming their way. Preethi Venugopala’s third book in the Sravanapura Royals…

#MovieReview – Stree: More Glib than Ghoulish

Bollywood’s track record of horror films is not much to write about. The Ramsay Brothers’ body…

Understanding the Business of Writing

Welcome to Week U of Authors’ Tips – A to Z of Writing. If this is the…

Relevance Etched in Stone

By Jaideep Sen It’s often said that good writing can stand the test of time. Its…

Book Review of A Man from Mandu by Manoj V Jain

Spiritual messages flood our social media timelines. Gurus promoting their brand of spiritual wisdom have become…