English poet John Donne’s famous (but admittedly hackneyed) line ‘No man is an island’ can be especially apt for a writer. Networking with like-minded writers or authors who have already made it can have immense benefits, as opposed to writing in isolation.
For a long time, I kept my dream of becoming an author deeply buried within me, barely acknowledging it to my own self, leave alone to others around me. I made little headway with that approach.
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This week, we continue the How They Did It series on this blog (a series of interviews that chronicles the journey of successful writers from newbies to writing stars) with an interview with the super-talented author and scriptwriter, Advaita Kala. Advaita’s first book Almost Single was a publishing trend-setter in India. The super-picky Publisher’s Weekly described it in truly positive terms (“…Kala achieves what many cannot—she makes her readers laugh aloud…”). Not one to rest on her laurels, Advaita followed it up with writing the script for the commercial and critical success, Kahaani. So, without further ado, presenting Advaita Kala! Continue reading How They Did It (Authors): Advaita Kala