Making deadlines

Are you good at getting things completed when you don't have a deadline? Not many people are. If you are working as a freelancer, working on your own projects, or working on a manuscript, you might be familiar with how long these things can sometimes take. It's always easier when someone else tells you when … Continue reading Making deadlines

Dealing with critical voices

One thing I love to do is to catch up with other writers and chat with them about their process, any hurdles and how they see their way forward. Recently I caught up with a friend who has taken on a mammoth job of writing his memoir. It's a tough task as there can be … Continue reading Dealing with critical voices

Travel writing

Travel writing is a good way to earn money as a writer as many places publish them. Tourists don't know where they've been, travellers don't know where they're going. Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. - Paul Theroux  Know the point of your piece What do you want your reader to learn from your experience? … Continue reading Travel writing

Writing food reviews

According to Ruth Reichl good reviews (whether food, travel, books or art) prepare the reader for the experience and the most important rule is to review what they are trying to do, not what you wish they were doing. Food reviews should: capture the essence of the restaurant year-round (rather than your specific visit) be written in present tense provide critical … Continue reading Writing food reviews