Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Setting of the Story


Setting of the story is very important for a writer and it needs to be well described. Every story has to take place somewhere, and writing about it cannot be ignored in your story. No doubt, setting is an integral part of your story.

Why do we need to describe about a setting?

A proper description of the setting where the story is taking place helps the reader visualize the place and how it must be taking place there, while reading your story. If the description was not given the reader won't be able to get connected with the story.

It makes the reader the story is more believable. You must have read reviews which say the story was more realistic. The author would have put enough details for the reader to feel it realistic and believable. Though a well described setting is a pleasure to read, too much description can be a boring too. Care to be taken not to write too much to an extend that the reader gets bored, instead of getting interested in your story and turning the page.

When you are writing a setting you are 'showing' it and not telling it. You must have heard many advices from expert writers that while writing a story 'showing' is more important, and not 'telling' it, so that the reader can enjoy the story better.

If you are in the process of writing a story don't forget to focus on the story setting of the book you are reading. It will give you better ideas for describing your setting.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cherished Book Blast - from November 15 to 18


b00kr3vi3wtours has organized a Book Blast for my book CHERISHED starting from November 15th to 18th, 2013. Please check out more details here Thank you so much for this.

I also thank all the participating blogs who are hosting this Book Blast.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jane Eyre - My review


When I was looking the ebook version of this popular classic - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - I found it to be free to download. I immediately downloaded it into my kindle and thought of reading it at a later date. But to my utter surprise, I found myself commence reading the book the same day itself. After reading the first few pages, I was not sure whether I would like to go forward and complete it. However, I decided to read few more pages and as I turned each page I found it quite interesting and wanted to read more and more, and didn’t want to put it down.

The writing is superb with memorable characters and fabulous descriptions. I loved the strong characteristics of Jane who was brought up in an orphanage – independent thinking, hard working, kind hearted, not being greedy and proud even after becoming suddenly rich, believes in herself and not doing something just to please others. I admire Jane for coming back to her first love Rochester when he was in his worst position and had nothing much to offer her, and her gladly deciding to become his life partner for the rest of his life. Another important point attracted me here is that each one’s thoughts in this book are remarkably and believably expressed.

I incredibly enjoyed reading this book. Even after finish reading the book, it leaves you thinking. The heroine of this book (Jane) is an ordinary looking girl, not very amazingly pretty and beautiful like other romantic heroines in the books we read, and still she stands out in the crowd of heroines, leaving an impression in the reader’s mind!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Another encouraging review for my book


I have received some more reviews for CHERISHED.

Nov 05, 2013
Cherished true meaning unfolds as u read by: Sandhya P J

This captivating story 'Cherished' is of a young teenager Jyothi growing up without the love of her father and a secure family in her early childhood.

The author has truly understood the intricate understanding of the human mind and has dealt the story line very delicately yet forcefully. As u read on... it like the story is unfolding on a screen as the fine details, colour, emotions, moods etc are so well portrayed that it reaches one on a deeper level which is the gift the author truly has.

Meaningful that a simple moment perceived negatively or positively with wisdom or with unknown facts of the happening can produce such disastrous situation in the family tie and each individual can be deeply hurt. Cherished is beautifully crafted and shows the ability of a mature and gifted writer. All the best and eagerly waiting for more...

More reviews here -

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Diwali to all - 2013


Happy Deepavali to all.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.

Deepavali, (also known as Diwali), is popularly known as the "Festival of lights". It is one of the most important festivals of India, celebrated all over the country. Indians staying outside India also celebrate this festival.

Houses are thoroughly cleaned to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. The lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil, kept outside the house, signifies the triumph of good over evil. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during this time. Firecrackers are burst during Diwali to drive away evil spirits.

People celebrate Diwali wearing new clothes and sharing sweets and snacks with family members and friends, for three days.

Naraka Chaturdashi (Nov.2nd) is the day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna. It signifies victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

Lakshmi Pooja (Nov.3rd) - Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesh, God of auspicious beginnings, are worshipped on this day to welcome prosperity and well-being.

Bali Padyami (Nov.4th) - is the day to commemorate the victory of Lord Vishnu in his dwarf form called Vamana over the demon king Bali, who was pushed into the nether world.

A festive look can be seen everywhere. Schools, Colleges and Offices are closed on these days.