Category: Inspirational

My Journey

My journey has not
been easy or short.
And I have no wish
to beat the hurts
like a dead horse.
Much of my life
has been laid out
in my page end
to end.

A Hawaiian Writer’s Inspiring Tale

She wrote the Christian superhero series entitled ‘Science, Meet God’ while being crippled for four years after having undergone knee surgery at the age of twenty four. ‘I was on the verge of paralysis before a doctor finally figured that slipping disks had severed my spinal cord in half. I had spinal surgery in 2014. The healing process was slow and painful, and I would like to thank Cliff for being the best nurse a girl could ever hope for,’ she shares with us.

Hulloing India’s Most Celebrated Youngest Chess Coach

On being asked what really matters to become proficient in the game, Sundarrajan states what Mr N Venkatraman had told him once: Mindset, practice, and diet. He also lets me know that he oftentimes advises his students to consume foodstuffs that aid in boosting one’s memory and concentration.

Meet the ‘Teachers’ Who Learn From Their Students

‘Autistic kids are very particular about certain things. They want everything to be organised. Yes, they are aloof and they hardly mingle with others, but their innocence is something that moves my heart and soul. Some of them do end up finding good jobs.’

‘Through the Eyes’ of a Fantasy Writer

While it is true that Mystical Greenwood is the author’s debut novel, what is interesting is that Mr McDowell started writing when he was all of eleven years of age. ‘But it was just little stories for the fun of it. I fantasized about writing more, but I didn’t truly get serious about it until I was thirteen,’ he explains.

‘Rejection Doesn’t Define You, the Way You React to It Does’

In an exclusive interaction with B Sudharsan, the author of the book ‘Let Sleeping Pharmacists Lie’ talks about everything under the sun – from her routine to her blog to the country she has lived in all her life. But most importantly, Ms Soong, who has a First Class Honours degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) from King’s College London, gives me an insight about her debut book, which was written during the lockdown, and says why budding authors should not be cowed down if they face rejection or if their works get broadsided.

‘I Think Writing a Novel Is a Little Like Archery’

‘I think writing doesn’t work that way. At least for me. I write when inspiration strikes though I wake up by eight in the morning and go to bed by midnight. It’s just that I don’t feel obliged to follow a schedule,’ says Robbin whose favourite author happens to be Kurt Vonnegut.

‘If We Don’t Fail, We Won’t Learn How to Be More Successful Than Those Who Have Faced No Failure’

‘If we don’t fail, we will never learn how to be more successful than those who haven’t faced any failure. You got to make mistakes, but whether you learn from them or not, that’s under your control. So, write and write more. Don’t rush, and take your time. The first draft is never a final draft. Take feedback from fellow readers and writers. And most importantly, work on that feedback.’

‘If You Believe in Your Work, Then It’s Your Job to Make Others Believe in It Too’

‘There are so many more ways to get your work out in the world today than ever before. Don’t wait around to be that very small percentage who gets lucky enough to land an agent or miraculously has their work seen just at the right time by the right person in a big publishing house.’