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The Path to Publishing #PlotWriMo Tour and Giveaway

Writing a book (or a screenplay) is not for the faint of heart. Don’t get me wrong–I’m not saying that only a few people have the talent to write. Everyone has stories to tell. But story telling is more than … Continue reading

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Dedh Ishqiya – When the Sequel trumps the Original

Dedh Ishqiya (Love 1.5) is that rare breed of movie where the sequel is actually better than the original. Ishqiya which released to rave reviews in 2010 as an original, homegrown black comedy, produced with the blessings of auteur-producer Vishal … Continue reading

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Collaborating to tell stories: the Harlequin India initiative

Hollywood has a long tradition in adapting stories. “Probably half the movies made are adaptations of one sort or another,” writes screenwriter John August in his blog. “The original source material might have been a novel, a short story, an … Continue reading

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Sonali Dev – Her heart beats for words and Bollywood!

Sonali Dev is a writer who combines her love for words and Bollywood to conjure up stories that make a crazy tangle with her life as wannabe supermom and domestic goddess, and disgruntled corporate minion. Sonali lives in the Chicago … Continue reading

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How to Find a Literary Agent

For an unpublished author or unproduced screenwriter finding a literary agent who will represent your work and take your career to the next level is as critical as the ability to write gripping novels or attention-grabbing screenplays. But finding representation … Continue reading

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Shital Morjaria: Voicing Women’s Aspirations

Shital Morjaria, Executive Producer at TV9, is a passionate filmmaker who believes in making her kind of films. Not surprisingly, her film production company which she has co-founded with two of her friends, is called Banayenge Films. Her debut film, … Continue reading

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Another year of writing goes by…

As another year of writing goes by, it’s time to take stock, renew goals and prepare for a fresh new year.  2012 turned out to be a productive year for me. And also full of surprises, some achievements, some disappointments, … 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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Writing about what you don’t know!

Screenwriting gurus exhort writers to write “what you know”. It’s perfectly good advice. Your work will be authentic, you can rely on your experience to tell a more nuanced story, you will save precious hours of research and you will … Continue reading

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