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The Bollywood Romance: Interview with Harlequin Author Susanna Carr

Bollywood is no longer just a South Asian phenomenon. It has crossed over into other cultures and is inspiring authors to explore Bollywood themes, South Asian characters and more. One such author is Susanna Carr, who is known for her … Continue reading

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The Hindi Film Heroine Makeover

The Bollywood Heroine is getting a makeover.  Not the cosmetic kind though. But the type that entails meaty roles, getting a shot at playing the protagonist rather than the love interest of the macho hero and involves more than just … Continue reading

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Crafting Character-Driven Plots

I have often been accused of writing stories that are plot-driven. And I plead guilty as charged! Blame it on my training in screenwriting, a medium where action is more important than words. As a screenwriter you learn to steer … Continue reading

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Romancing Mills & Boon…the Indian Way!

Back in the 1970s and 1980s romance was synonymous with Mills & Boon novels and Hindi movies. Both were escapist, told happily ever after stories and were regarded as guilty pleasures. Those were the days when Valentine’s Day celebrations were … Continue reading

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Makeovers, making out and matchmaking

Milan Vohra is famously known as India’s first home-grown Mills & Boon author. Her The Love Asana brought the Mills & Boon variety of romance to Indian shores, complete with an Indian TDH hero, a curvy and cute heroine and … Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Novel writing

Screenplays and novels are both forms of storytelling and yet they are as different as apples and oranges. Both take their readers on a journey into the world of their characters, both make you relate with the protagonist and her … Continue reading

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April Frenzy

April began at a frenetic pace. Writing-wise. While last April my writing partner, Caz Adams and I, had dived into ScriptFrenzy, with a new script, this year I took a different kind of writing journey. But it was no less … Continue reading

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