To a writer, writing in the current day presents abundant options in every step of the process. If choosing a story is one end of the spectrum, ways to regale the same is the median; how to publicise it is the other end. Authoring books is a tributary of writing. Do you find plotting a challenging task? Why is self-publishing so appealing to today’s masses? What does a bestseller mean in light of the countless book releases on Kindle? Furthermore, what potential does social media hold in this overall cornucopia of modern-day writing pleasures? Author Ganga Bharani shares tips and pointers alongside experiences from her own writing journey with Madhvi Vivek in this episode of Author Conversations.
A degree in English literature, post-doctorate in the field, teaching the same as a professor in college, meanwhile authoring a book and collaborating on her second work – the flow from one achievement to the next is dream-like. Seamless. With great power comes great responsibility. In this context, with an above-average knowledge of the English language, comes a likewise responsibility if imparting it to masses. According to one of author K R Soundarya’s writing ethos, using complicated words is fine. Listen to the entire conversation as she shares her belief system about English and writing with Madhvi Vivek
Zero EMI: the notion is catchy. A lot of us ponder about leading a debt-free life, even if at a sub-conscience level. Given a choice, who will want to spend their hard-earned finances repaying to a lender? Is this an ideal scenario though? Is living a life without taking a loan realistically feasible? Maybe. Maybe not. The bottom line that arises here, is what can one do to minimise spending a larger part of their vitality just compensating for their borrowings? Author Ra Ma Palaniappan, an ex-banker-turned-IT-Program-Manager, shares his secrets and more with Madhvi Vivek in this episode of Author Conversations.
Sports is a popular mode of engagement in most Indian households. Perhaps, a handful feel indifferently when the country brings home the T-20 World Cup or claims the Badminton World Championship title. What does it mean to translate questionable ideas – like India’s participation and win at FIFA, creating a Messi in Argentina vs. creating one here – into a book and get recognized by the government? Furthermore, how are notions of training, tournaments and collaborations, and the future of sports evolving amid today’s new normal? Sharing insights into all this and more with Madhvi Vivek, is award-winning author and sports enthusiast, Sijin BT.
What’s it like to have a passion especially if you’re someone with a full-time job? Can any worldly experience inspire one enough to keep balancing office with personal ambition (in this case, writing) for years together? Add to this personal blogging, coaching and mentoring aspiring authors to write, quote unquote, bestselling books. How does one manage their time in the day? Does the Menaka of Kaliyug – social media – even fit into such a picture? Tune in to listen to this spiritually inspired journey of author Shashidhar Sharma in conversation with Madhvi Vivek.
In today’s exposure to countless social media networking channels is the meaning of ‘writer’ evolving? Is the borderline thinning between content creating and writing? How do byproducts, instant gratification and organic growth fit into the larger picture? From writing on social media to penning books, what’s the journey like? Especially when you’re someone who prefers a stable income on the side? Listen to all this and more as Kavipriya Moorthy – author of two books and a writer on several social media platforms – spills the beans to Madhvi Vivek.
Smt. Padmapriya Basakaran is a very familiar name in the Chennai heritage circle. What started as a temple information blog, soon bloomed into three books. She is the author of Gods of Holy Cooum and two other books. She talks about her journey from social media posts to blog to books and shares very interesting information about various temples to Bragadeesh Prasanna.
Bragadeesh Prasanna, A Chennai based author is in conversation with Meera Shivashankar, who is a romance author. She has five books to her catalog and is in the process of producing more books.
In this episode, they both discuss about the process of writing, The genre of romance and how does it relate to various age groups.