Once in a while you come across a book that has the power to pierce through your heart. A Monster Calls is one such book. Written by Patrick Ness, it is a story about a young boy with an ailing mother at home. It covers a range of somewhat difficult topics ranging from death to guilt.
#UpForReview: Kissing The Demons
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Are you a writer? Have you ever fought with your inner demons and struggled to write?\n\n
Amrita Kumar, novelist and a mentor for creative writing, brings forth this amazing handbook for anyone who’s aspiring to write.\n\nPick up a copy to review here. This book will be cherished read and a great garnish for your bookshelves!\n\nFrom the blurb:�\n\nDo you have a great story to tell but don�t know where to begin or how to give it shape?\n\nWhether you�re an aspiring writer or a seasoned one, a writer of fiction or narrative non-fiction, Kissing the Demon will help you navigate the maze of plot construction, narrative viewpoint, character development, dialogue creation and description even while allowing your imagination to flow.\n\nWritten by an editor and publisher who has for over four decades nurtured some of India�s finest writers, it also tackles the insular world of publishers, agents, contracts and editors. It tells you how to find a publisher or agent, what gets a publisher�s attention and what turns it off � all the stuff writers take years to learn.\n\nFinally, it offers solutions to the vexing issue of balancing everyday life with writing, a problem every writer faces and the reason why so many books remain unwritten.\n\nGeorge Orwell once described writing as a horrible, exhausting experience and that he wouldn�t have written a single book were he not driven by some demon he could neither resist nor understand. Kissing the Demon will make your journey as a writer a little less painful, make you look upon that demon with a little more love.\n\nAbout the author:\n\nAmrita Kumar is an anthologist, novelist, writing-mentor and creative writing teacher. She began her career in the godowns of Daryaganj to select books for a chain of bookshops, moving on as research writer for the Department of Culture, Government of India, then on to publishing as associate editor, Penguin India; editor-in-chief, Roli Books; managing editor, Encyclopedia Britannica; editor, Indian Design and Interiors magazine and vice-president, Osian�s Literary Agency. In addition, she has freelanced for Rupa and Co., HarperCollins India and Oxford University Press. She lives in New Delhi.\n\nAuthor: Amrita Kumar\nPublisher: Harper Collins\nRelease: January 2017\nGenre: Non Fiction / Writing\nBuy from�Amazon\n\n*Standard rewards program�applies. Do read the review policy�if you are applying for the first time. The selection criteria for the reviewers will depend upon the regularity & popularity of their�blogs. But do apply as soon as possible as we have limited copies of this book.
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They say that sometimes the journey is more interesting than the destination. This couldn’t have been truer for Buddha. The world today knows him as