On Being an Artist

"It is just an accident that determines whether an artist becomes musician, painter or writer. All art is based on a desire to communicate, a love of beauty, a need to create order out of disorder." Patricia Highsmith Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Learning to Write: Stephen King On Writing

Every book on writing with a little bit of kudos mentions Stephen King's "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" as a must-read. It is. It's a must-read for anyone who writes fiction; it's interesting for those who write non-fiction; it's a book that all those writing memoirs should read. I can summarise his advice … Continue reading Learning to Write: Stephen King On Writing

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. The One Book You Need to Self-Publish.

Guy Kawasaki knows how to enchant, there's no doubt about it. That's why he was able to write a business book called "Enchantment" and get away with it. I managed to catch an online interview with him talking about his last book, APE, where he not only explained very clearly the advantages of self-publishing over … Continue reading APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. The One Book You Need to Self-Publish.

The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower

I know very little about India and that's one of the main reasons why I really enjoy reading Aravind Adiga's books.The White Tiger drops you bang in the middle of contemporary India - in between city and village life; in between castes and lifestyles. The main character of the novel is an astute chauffeur determined … Continue reading The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower