Advertisements Authors write. I am talking about authors of fiction. Tales are told of the past, the future, of other worlds, of super-creatures and the supernatural. I am myself guilty of this. Why are stories of the present absent in fiction. One could draw parables. One could sketch the situation today but only after a … Fiction and Society
The creator is responsible for his creation. That is justice.
Never say no to a child.
Advertisements Time has not received the same attention as space because it is more complex than the geometrical space. Space curves, bends on itself and has tremendous burrows in it. Even more importantly you can move in any direction you choose in space and return to where you started from. Like two steps forward and … Time and other things.
Show, don’t tell is not the last word in writing.
Do not fight it. It loves fighting.
Why does a sane person write what a few years later they might see as drivel or gems?
Advertisements I should have said self first. Because traditionals started as self. Only, they forgot that. I read that about 130 million books have been published to date. Correct me, somebody. 129,864,880 total books according to Google books as taken from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85305/how-many-books-have-ever-been-published. That is still far short of the total population of the world at … Traditional vs Self
The gods are listening, my children. They permeate everything, you, me, the stars, the dark matter, everything. To you. Your fears and anxieties. Go without fear.
The ethos of God.
What will humans be like later.
Why did God create us.
Are humans wiping themselves out?
Is it possible to understand reality
Does the universe exist because of me?
Reality is a fantasy.
Think of infinite universes existing in infinite times simultaneously and you are with me
Great stories sprout like great flowers.
Do not neglect the soul
Advertisements What you see with your human eyes is called the real world. We believe it is real anyway. And that is quite correct. Because we live in that world anyway. Remember Maslow. But it is good to know that there is another world we can inhabit. And that world is both inside and outside … Focus Focus more Focus
Advertisements The sad thing about the body is that it is limited in volume. Unlike some gentlemen and ladies from the myths, no one can expand or contract their body. And yet, inside this meager body, the limitless soul is confined. Have you seen the soul? If you have, you are probably dead already. But … The wonder of the soul.
Advertisements I die. OK. I am alive now. But I will pass on. And become a spirit. Inhabiting a world beyond my reach and comprehension right now. Or will I? Honestly i do not know. I am sure you do not either. And yet we devote a major part of our time to worrying about … Of Ghosts and Humans – including me
Train your breath and your senses to focus
Advertisements This breed is so rare you have to catch hold of a bunch and stare through a microscope to find at least one good one. Mostly you will fail. As I said earlier the traditional publishing industry in India is so high brow that many do not even respond with a rejection mail. Believe … Literary agents in India
Maybe non-genre writing is dull.
Advertisements There are ways and ways to end your life yourself. That is called suicide and is actually prohibited in some religions not to mention the law in some countries. Given all this one would think that suicide is easy like eating. Be assured it is not. It is worse than trying to sleep. The … Suicide and difficulty thereof
I fall. From the cocoon to death. I try to scream. I cannot.
Advertisements Close your eyes. Focus right in front of you. Recall what was in front of you. Bring your eyes towards each other. That movement is the job of the medial rectus muscle. It will get tired. And it will pain a bit. So keep your eyes focussed on the nasion for less than five … Back to the nasion.
Advertisements Plan it down to the minute. Life. The two most important points in life birth and the end thereof are not planned by you. And yet as adults we feel the overwhelming need for a planner. Professional life – all right. You need a schedule. But planning the entire life is kind of unnatural. … Is yours A planned life
Remove all the garbage from your mind. One by one. Slowly. No hurry. God will not run away or die
Advertisements Do you get angry easily. Or sad. Or annoyed. Maybe depressed. That is likely your amygdala acting up. This is not the best of times to be alive. I am not talking about the pandemic. Most of us got through that with masks, distance and washing hands with soap. We will get over that. … Dictatorship of Emotions.
Advertisements Like from a rare steak. I don’t understand the mindset that gets this thing going or stopping. It is like people living downstream of a dam who don’t hear the warning and drown in glee. Maybe the dammed-up creative waters will be released by unknown forces. I know there is no point worrying about … And now the juices flow
Advertisements It happens occasionally. You take up your pen. Sorry. Your computer and start tapping away on the keyboard. That was your idea anyway. But it feels like there is glue on your hands. The hands do not stick to the keyboard, but they stick together. But words of a story do not emerge from … When you don’t know what to write about, don’t write.
It might be hard to detect the conflict and resolution
Color and life
Apocalypse began quite a while ago.
Advertisements With Darkness Came Death is my third novel. It is about a guy who thinks he is a species of more highly evolved Homo sapiens. He feels that the current version of Humans need updation, and fast, because the firmware is outdated. I will write more about this person. He interests me greatly because … With Darkness came Death
It is hard to portray Time as a character in a novel. Especially Time with the attributes I attach to it
Advertisements Today I will try to lay the foundation of my beliefs embodied by my characters in my novels. The brain is just a mass of soft tissue, weighing barely one and a half kilos. And yet the power of this massive computing system should be the thesis of much work. Each brain is a … The Human Brain. A universe-wide computing system
Advertisements The problem a novice faces in the publishing industry is that nothing carries as much weight as a well-known name. But you need the publishing industry to gain that name.
A work of art has a life of its own. It is alive. It breathes and eats. You are its food. The characters you think you created, created themselves from the seed they planted in your mind.
Advertisements Nature has built Creativity into all animals, including humans. I agree, I can’t imagine a cliche’ worse than that. In humans it has reached a stage where we even have nightmares like dogs. We wonder about things way beyond any other animal, too. So what is creativity? At the risk of another cliche’ let … Creativity and Channeling
Advertisements Again returning to those hardy friends who have read my novel The Village of Shadows: https://notionpress.com/read/the-village-of-shadows Some have asked me about the mysterious and secretive Munshi. He is an old man who has inhabited the village for as long as any one could remember. How he got the name Munshi meaning a scholar is … The Secret of the Munshi
Advertisements The novel “The Village of Shadows” is obviously about a village. A small peaceful village in south Kerala. Such villages with people very much into peace and quiet would be familiar to people of Kerala above fifty years of age. That means the life described in the story is over half a century old. … What is the village