Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sacrifices make a Masterpiece!

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele

It takes me back to the days when I was a student. When board exams were around the corner; curfew would set in my home. The Radio and the television would be switched off. Not only was I cocooned to my room; but even my parents had cut off all ties with my extended family and friends on Sundays' and even talked in whispers. The only distraction would be the telephone; but even that my mom would keep the talk to the minimum and I would usually hear her end her talk with, "Let's meet after R's board exams." 

The whole scenario was revolving around me and my schedule that at times I would get overwhelmed and pressured to do well. 'What if I don't the whole society will mock me' were the nightmares I would get. Dreams of dejection, mockery, and frowning upon were more than ever! 

At times I would even confide in my mom asking her to not broadcast to the whole world, but then she had a very concise response. "You can't change them ever! They will even react if you succeed!" 

That was an eye-opener!

My train of thoughts started chugging on the opposite track where the goal was bright and luminous accompanied by laughter and celebration. That brought a smile, but then I realized the journey to that goal is sweaty, toiled with hard labor and sacrifice of lots of Me time to grasp the fundamentals of physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. I gave up daydreaming and toiled along. 

Days were numbered, but the goal made me smile so everything around me was temporary as I knew I wanted to latch on to that target. 

Soon the exams were over. The wait time was up, and the results were out! 

My hard work paid off!! I got into my dream college and today am happy at how my life turned out. 

If a writer chooses to step away from social media to create a master piece. So be it! 

Sacrifices made to attain that step are brief, but they are so worth it! 

Conclusion: A dream doesn't become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. Colin Powell


Is leaving the social media the right step for those who wish to focus on writing? Must writers stop interacting even in real life?#GoodWriting
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Spotlight : Deceptive Baritone by Reshma Ranjan

Spotlight : Deceptive Baritone

Deceptive Baritone 
by Reshma Ranjan


Sitara Menon is eager to meet the man for whom she has been carrying the torch since her teenage years. She hopes to rekindle their love and romance.

Giriraj Parapuram, one of the lead vocalists of the Benson Town Rock Band, considered music, their band and his friends his world. The last thing he wanted was to come face to face with the woman who had made him lose his faith in women and love.

Sitara organizes the concerts in Denver for the US tour of the Benson Town Rock Band, eager to meet Giri, mesmerized by his baritone voice, sweet memories and an unforgettable passion.

Giri is shocked to find the girl of his dreams changed into a woman who challenges him, infuriates and brings out his baser instincts.

Will their past force them apart yet again or will their desires bring them together? 

Will Sitara be able to rekindle their romance?

Will Giri be able to trust and love her again?

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About the author

Here is a passionate romantic who loves literature and has created many happy ending in her imagination, for every movie or book with a sad conclusion.

She soon began to create her own characters and situations, creating plenty of romances and happy endings to satisfy her imagination. "But for my laziness and diffidence," says Reshma "I would have penned umpteen stories of unexpected pairs meeting and falling in love, overcoming troubles and hurdles to unite for a lifetime."

A voracious reader, Reader, Reshma is a poet as well and feels that she would be blessed as a writer if she could bring a happy content sigh on the reader's lips.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Over the years...

"Always look into ways to enrich your life." used to be the mantra of the moral science teachers of my school. 

Initial years I would carry a frown and a confused look, but as the years added on; I realized the true meaning! 

Studying in a convent school had its perks since being of service came upon early, along with the environment of my home which was very nourishing as my parents not only took care of my natural nutrition but also fed my soul the right ingredients to carry forth the idea of living my purpose with gratitude. 


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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Spotlight of Guardian Angel by Ruchi Singh

Guardian Angel by Ruchi Singh 

File Size: 709 KB
Print Length: 168 pages
Publication Date: December 26, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Romance/ Short Read 

Ranking on 

#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Romantic Suspense
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Indian Writing
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crime, Thriller & Mystery

A thrilling tale of unconditional love amidst danger and certain death.

The Man
Security expert Nikhil Mahajan is in mortal danger. Gravely injured and unable to see, he is in the midst of hostile strangers in an unknown place. Any hope of survival is fast fading away. 

The Angel
Should an innocent man be left to die just because he had been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Someone has to intervene. 

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

Author of the bestselling romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’, Ruchi Singh is an IT professional turned novelist. Her other published novels are ‘Take 2’ and ‘Jugnu (Firefly)’. Winner of TOI Write India Season 1, Ruchi has also published a short story collection, ‘Hearts and Hots', besides being a contributing author to many anthologies.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year!

As I ring in the New Year lots of memories flood before me: the good, the bad, the ugly while 'am so involved with that flashback that 'am unaware of the various expressions on my face.

When reminded 'am filled with apprehension yet gratitude to be able to enjoy the coming year of whatever it may bring, as I continue to leave my carbon imprint.

I may be an ordinary person, but my consciousness allows me to breathe with appreciation as I ponder back and realize that I have been able to touch atleast a handful of souls each year.


In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who looks back. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Publishing Your Book on Amazon KDP (The Writer's Toolkit Series 4) by Sundari Venkatraman

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The festival of tricks and lights

Raj lights lamps in all corners of his house with hymns playing in the background. 

He is celebrating Diwali the festival of light that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance.

Just then the bell rings, he opens the door to a bunch of kids dressed in spooky costumes and shouting, "Trick or Treat."

He smiles, grabs his bucket full of treats and shouts "Treat...Treat!" As if surrendering to their threat in a sweet way!

Shuts the door, and continues with his prayers of the Hindu festival that comes around the same time as Halloween. 


In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a festival of lights.