Stories of 2017

My writing resolution for 2017 is simple: Write and publish a brand new short story every Monday here on this page. The plan is as follows: At the end of every month, I will bundle all that month’s stories into a Kindle eBook and publish it on Amazon. At the end of the year, if everything […]

What Writers Can Learn From the Write India Contest Debacle

Okay. So the Times of India Write India Campaign has just managed to piss off a vast number of writers, me included. If you’re new to the topic, I’d suggest you read through this post on author Rasana Atreya’s blog for some context. Otherwise most of my venting will fly right over your head. For the lazier […]

Horror Fiction Bundle Giveaway: Here are the Winners

So we had a great gathering of readers and writers last week, for our horror-themed bundle giveaway. Our guest authors did a great job answering most of our readers’ questions. We had a great time reading some of the creepy experiences you guys posted too. We hope that it has been worth your time and […]

Horror Fiction Giveaway: Leave a Comment and Win a Bundle of Four Great Novels

Our mythology giveaway of last month went so well that I thought I should make it a regular fixture on this blog. This month, we’ve brought together four authors of horror and psychological suspense. Like before, there are five bundles of these four books up for grabs, for five lucky winners. Scroll down to the […]

Myth Fiction Bundle Giveaway – Here are the Winners

As all good things come to an end, our myth fiction bundle giveaway also did. We were secretly hoping that we’d get more than five comments (what can we say? We’re cautious people), but the response overwhelmed us. In all, we had 84 separate entries, and including responses by the authors, the comment count at […]

Myth Fiction Giveaway: Leave a Comment and Win A Bundle of Five Great Novels

India is a land of deep cultural memory. Perhaps nowhere else in the world do people have active conversations and shape their lives around stories that have been written thousands of years ago. Mythology, for us, is not just mythology; it’s a way of life. So we’ve put together five great books that not only retell […]

50 Free Copies of The Narrow Road to Palem Up For Grabs

Things have been busy lately with the release of Rise of Hastinapur. So much so that many of my other titles have been feeling rather neglected. I’ve decided to right this slight over the next few months. To kick things off, I’m giving away fifty copies of my collection of horror short stories, The Narrow […]

The Rise Of Hastinapur Pre-Order Offer: Get 6 Great Books For the Price of 1

Welcome to the pre-order page of The Rise of Hastinapur. Here you will find all that you need to know about the book. Namely: What is the book about? Who should read it? A downloadable sample How you can make use of the 6-for-1 offer What is the book about? The Rise of Hastinapur is Book 2 […]

Book Launch and Giveaway: The Narrow Road to Palem

Those of you who’ve read the Million Words of Crap post will know that I’ve embarked upon creating a list of self-published titles this year. The idea is to release either a collection of short stories or a novel every month until June 2016. It’s a punishing schedule, which has meant that blogging time and […]

What I Learned From My First Million Words of Crap

Last week, on Friday, 26 June 2015, sometime around noon, I wrote my millionth word of finished fiction. I did not realize it immediately. But I keep a running word counter on my computer, and when I entered the 3500 words or so that I wrote that day, the magic number popped up in the […]