Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start.” Interview, The Paris Review, Issue 64, Winter 1975)P.G. Wodehouse
Author Archives: aanchal jain
Beta Reading: Should You Skip It?
Most of you know what beta readers are and what they do for an author.
But do you know what value they add to your manuscript? Do you know how to make the best of your beta’s suggestions? Do you know where to find your right fit?
This 5-minute read will tell you all!
Be Sure of the Kind of Editing Your Fiction Manuscript Needs
A lot of new authors as well as veteran authors feel stuck and without direction after completing their first drafts. The general consensus on writing and literary blogs is to self edit, send to beta readers, and collaborate with Professional Editors. But what kind of editing does your manuscript need? If you are not sure, take a look at this simple breakdown of different types of editing to ease the overwhelming feeling.
First Draft: Don’t Get Stuck
Steps to follow after writing your first draft.
Know Your Editor!
Hi, I’m Aanchal. I’m here to help you tell your story to the world. I’m here so that the name you have scribbled at the end of your story can be inked by a printer or published on the front page of your own book—both fiction and nonfiction. My idea is: What you want, youContinue reading “Know Your Editor!”
A Girl on the Trains
They stood in line, a single file, starting from the top step of the train and extending to the middle of the 120-sleeper bogey. All of them had at least one hand on their trolleys, the handle pulled up to its full height. Some also sported backpacks or rucksacks while others held their children’s slipperyContinue reading “A Girl on the Trains”