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BY Vani IN Guest post

Will Indian fantasy writers ever look beyond the religious epics? [Scroll]

In India, an ever-growing group of writers is in perpetual search of the bestselling template. And yet, when it comes to fantasy, none of them appears...

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BY Vani IN Guest post

Will using a literary consultant increase my chances of getting my manuscript commissioned? [Private blog]

Excerpt: Indian writer Vani, for instance, who works with literary consultant Claire Wingfield, told me, ‘She gave me solid feedback and asked me to rewrite the entire...

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BY Vani IN For Writers, Guest post

Do Indian writers and publishers have all the editorial resources they need to create good books? [Scroll]

It was in 2012 that I completed the first draft of my novel. I was in London and had just started submitting it to literary agents...

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BY Vani IN For Writers

Seven books to read before you start writing your own [Scroll]

“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of The Runaways was quoted as saying. (His book was shortlisted...

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BY Vani IN For Writers

Does India really need so many literature festivals? [Scroll]

When bookstores are closing down and the reading culture dwindling, what purpose do these events serve? Why are there so many literature festivals in India? At...

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