So it’s been some time since I sat down and thought about my own published works. I’ve just been so occupied with moving forward and writing other books and outlines, that I have completely forgotten about the past. So as usual, let’s start with a disclaimer. I fully believe in failing, because failures are the stepping stones to success, and I am very happy with myself. Despite what I’m about to write in this following blog post, I am very thankful and grateful to everyone who has supported me, and very thankful to God, who gave me this talent and strength, but…there…

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So you want to start writing a book. However you go about your story, what will really need to capture is a good start – a good first impression. The start is the most important thing – whether it’s a blog post, a movie, a tv show, a book, whatever, if it doesn’t have a good start, people won’t be compelled to go on reading/watching/listening to it. It’s kind of like a blog. Once you’ve driven traffic, you need to sustain it and that will come from the first impression. And that first impression for your book will come from…

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CHAPTER 1: SIGHT OF THE UNKNOWN I drove to school with the windows rolled down. Unlike the normal days, it was thirty-four degrees; the sky was completely pink, the white, hot sun beating down. I drove to my college. I was far too familiar with these roads to need a map. Finally, I reached a place that looked like a school. There were three large red-brick buildings. There was a small room in the open parking lot marked, “College Applications and New Comers.” Without thinking, I silenced my car engine and walked there. A seemingly kind lady gave me a slip…

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So last week I was editing the final ARC of Instrumental Kings when I started picking up so many mistakes and things I wanted to add or cut out and change, which I had somehow neglected in the million other editing rounds I’d previously done. And it’s fine. Because I wrote Instrumental Kings way before Instrumental Queens, so my writing is much different and much better now. So I chose to ignore them, especially because this was the final ARC but the first few pages I did edit, were filled in red ink all over. And so I came up…

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A couple of weeks ago I did a post on my writing process, which you can view here. On a skim through, both these posts might look like twins—fairly identical, but little differences. But if you look closely in to the different ‘ideas’ or writing and editing, you might notice that both of them are quite different from each other. So today I’m going to be talking about my editing process, or, to put it in simply, how I edit my books. Continue reading for some bonus editing tips and also, do what I say, not what I do. GOALS…

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Hullo everyone! Today I’m going to be doing the Writer Tag. I’ve only seen this once before, and I thought this would be a good way to share my overall experience of writing. Anyway, the writer tag is basically a list of questions writers have to answer about writing. So without further ado, let’s get into it. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but it took me time to answer some of the questions. But I finally did, and here they are! WHAT DO YOU WRITE? WHAT GENRE? ANY REOCCURRING THEMES? I usually write fantasy. Since very early…

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I mostly listen to music while writing to get me in the mood. And if I don’t have music, I find it hard to concentrate on writing. I may or may not have promised in that post that I will do this post, but whatever the case, here’s some music I listen to while writing.  LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIES SOUNDTRACKS Because most of my books are fantasy, these soundtracks work best for me. There are three helluva long movies that I can pick from, and it’s easy as that. I love all…

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My writing process is not really a ‘process’ or ‘routine’, it is, now, thanks to two years of writing, now a general and involuntary flow of my brain into my computer and onto the page in the form of words. I feel like that was a school-ey robotic definition, but that’s what I’d call my writing process. The reason for that is simple: When I sit down with my computer an start typing, I kind of flow into an automatic mode where I just get lost. I don’t even know how I manage to write while being lost and nowhere,…

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