Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Musings from someone who sees stories everywhere.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

how I got a novel published

Yes, Riddle of the Seventh Stone is a complete novel, 170 odd pages long. And writing it wasn't child's play at all. and yes, a novel for young readers was as tough to write and polish as any fiction I've written for adults. It takes as much imagination and hard work. Only the focus is different.

Dark, mysterious forces are at work in the alternate universe of Indian writing in English for youngadults. These subversive forces drew me into uncharted territory when I flouted the diktats of sanity to work on a fantasy-adventure novel for youngsters. My approach was impractical from the start.Read my detailed account published in