10 Things to Say to Writers

Things to Say to a Writer

These days, when people ask me what I do, I say, with a lot of unease, "I'm a writer." Why unease? There are two reasons. First, it's because I can't point to a physical book that I've written and published. I've been writing online since 2000 and even had an article anthologized in a book … Continue reading Things to Say to a Writer

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Booknotes: Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

This is a 2011 anthology of twenty-one literary short stories by "New" British Asian writers, edited by one of the writers, Kavita Bhanot. Mostly, "Asian" here refers to writers of Indian origin. The tagline reads "Fiction from the new generation". And, for the most part, that is the case. A majority of the writers included … Continue reading Booknotes: Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

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Marginalia: My Ten Rules for Writing

I believe in rules. I believe in having them, knowing them, and then breaking them in conscious, considered ways when needed. But you can't break a rule that doesn't exist. For me, these writing rules are heuristics. They are tools that can aid learning, exploration, discovery, process management, and problem-solving. I fully expect that they … Continue reading Marginalia: My Ten Rules for Writing