Posts by Smitha Abraham

5 Top Literary Agents in India

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Special Features

Literary agents are a small pool in India; they probably have been around only for 6 to 7 years. But literary agents in the West enjoy more clout and visibility. But the scene in India seems to be undergoing a change for the good. “I think literary agents serve a very useful purpose both for authors and for publishers, especially in an emerging and expanding...

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How to Write Paranormal Fiction

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Fiction, Writing Tips

A male vampire and a human girl meet at school, and their relationship continues as a complex friendship and love. Does this sound familiar? This is the story of Twilight written by Stephenie Meyer. Twilight belongs to the paranormal genre of fiction. If you wish to write paranormal fiction, then your novel must contain magic or supernatural people like vampires or...

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What Writers Can Learn from Tony Robbins

By on Mar 17, 2015 in Self Help

Tony Robbins, the well-known life and business strategist, and bestselling self-help author, has authored books like Awaken the Giant Within, Unlimited Power, and a series of audio and video books. He has managed to inspire people to change their lives, and live a more fruitful life. His talks and shows have garnered him a world-wide following. His mentees include...

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3 Different Types of Character Arcs and How You Can Use Them in Your Stories

By on Feb 26, 2015 in Fiction, Writing Tips

An arc is something that is arced or curved. Similarly, in a writer’s parlance, a character arc refers to the idea that a character must undergo some kind of a change in his/her journey of life; characters must grow, learn, evolve and change as the plot progresses. In other words, readers expect their characters to be in a better position than where they started....

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Top 5 Writing Apps for Authors

By on Feb 23, 2015 in Technology

Today’s mantra seems to be digital. With more and more businesses embracing the digital era, it is time for writers to also go digital. Writers have plenty to gain from it. There are numerous applications or apps that can be downloaded on smart phones. There are apps that can remind you to write; there are apps that will transform your stories to visual collages;...

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