Week #41: Killing some darlings

This has been a busy week—you see, I killed some of my darlings. I’m not completely sure who this priceless bit of advice originally came from. But Stephen King probably has the best take on it with his “kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your […]

Week #31: Would I write for free?

A week ago, Gargi asked this question in her blog post that got me thinking: Would I write for free? Short answer: No. Slightly longer answer: Since I make part of my income as a professional writer, it would be extremely foolhardy to stop taking money for it or go around offering my services for […]

The Vani Foundation Fellowship 2014

The Vani Foundation will award four fellowships, each of Rs 20,000, to two writers and two illustrators of children’s books at Jumpstart 2014. The winners also get to attend a Jumpstart 2014 Masterclass. Fellowship Mentors Gulzar (poet, filmmaker and award-winning lyricist) Paro Anand (children’s author) Application guidelines Submissions are invited from writers in Hindi, English […]