Echoes of love woman, book, cup

    Echoes of Love – a poem Neatly folded clothes waiting to be put away in a closet filled with nostalgia Memories unfold as I unravel my mother’s saree that still seems to hold her fragrance Mixed with Champa* flowers that she loved to tuck under her pillow within pages of her books, on her shelf A potpourri of love ever…

    April 12, 2024
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  • Inspired by teacher, award-winning poet, and author, George Ella Lyon’s poem Where I am From Where I am From I am from my mother’s delicate henna-ed hands, from discovering fragrant dried petals of Magnolia in her diaries, with recipes for food lovingly cooked from scratch, cherished from treasured steel tiffin carriers. I am from conversations on the communal porch, anticipation…

  • Working on the first draft of your book can be quite intimidating. You will definitely end up writing mundane, boring scenes. This is an integral part of the book-writing process. There will always be low-energy scenes, info-dump scenes and reaction scenes. For the sake of your readers, you will have to make these interesting. The question is: how to remove…

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