Welcome to my blog.
I became a writer not because I was good with writing but because I was terrible.
English is a second language for me.
Once at a performance review discussion, my boss told me, “The only thing standing between you and the management position is your written English.”
He tried to sugarcoat his blunt but truthful assessment, “I admire all those who can read or write multiple languages, but English is not your strength. You will always struggle with it. You will never be able to write like an Anglo-sexton.”
I was devastated.
The very next week, I joined a writing group.
I told myself that if English is not my strength, it will not be my weakness either. I may not become as proficient as an Anglo-sexton, but I can become a better writer.
Since then, each day, I have tried to write better than the previous day.
Within two years I won the middle management position.
But the writing bug had bitten me hard. Over the next fifteen years, I joined several writing groups, one after another, sometimes several at a time. I wrote my memoir, several short stories, the first draft of a novel.
But this blog is my passion. It is my journal, my scrapbook, my sketchbook, my gallery and my shopfront. I share my work, my learnings, my struggles, and my successes here.
Who should read this blog?
Any aspiring writer wanting to learn and become proficient in the art and craft of fiction and non-fiction writing.
Any creative person who wants to establish himself/ herself as new-age-creative.
What do I offer?
I publish two to three new posts every week.
I also mentor new writers through my weekly newsletter A Whimsical Writer by giving step-by-step instructions on how to establish yourself as an authorpreneur (writers who make living from their writing).
Here is a list of a few earlier issues of the newsletter.