“You’ll be dead in six months.” It was May 29, 1985. Those words started me on the path to become a writer. I just didn’t know it at the time. When I wrote my first book, a memoir intriguingly titled White Man’s Disease, I faithfully depicted the scene I vividly recalled where I was with … Continue reading Guest Post – My Journey to Becoming A Writer – Paul C. Thornton
I recognized the problem – a dormant or barely active blog. What was the solution? Simple, revive the blog
One thing I remember promising my readers when I started my blog was that the output of my blog would never be constant. I remember using the quote “change is the only constant” for this blog. True to my words, I believe the time has come for Mind and Life Matters to evolve and change … Continue reading Confessions of a Writeaholic!
All the World is my home Yet, I feel free in the wild the calming voice of the river that flows the soulful chirping of the birds they take me into a trance, into a World where I belong! This is me, this is my life my way In a world where I flow freely … Continue reading My Life My Way!
Hello Readers, First of all, please allow me to apologize for not writing or posting in a very long time! As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been busy with Grad school and have not been writing much. The good news, however, is that I am almost done with school … Continue reading Just Another Day!
Last week, I invited Guest Bloggers to post for Mind and Life Matters and it was a huge step for me. This week, I am pleased to share the first guest post on Mind and Life Matters by none other than our stellar writer, Nicola Auckland of Sometime Stellar Storyteller. This is what Nicola has … Continue reading What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me
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I usually do not share videos on my blog, but it would be criminal to not share this. This video will resonate with most women, I guess! Women like you and me, perhaps, who look into the mirror daily and spot the various areas of our bodies that are imperfect and needs to be 'fixed'! If … Continue reading Do You Wish For A Perfect Body?
This week I had the honor of writing a guest post for Dan Alatorre’s blog. To be consistent with the theme of his blog, I wrote a post about the Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base! Hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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A fantastic blog I’ve been reading and enjoying is Rashmi Menon’s Mind And Life Matters and her Beyond Coffee And Words , (coffee is written with Piyusha Vir). Both sites are brilliant and uplifting places to go and spend time.
I recently asked Rashmi to pen a guest blog post (do we “pen” things anymore? “Clicked and clacked the keyboard” has much less of an artistic ring to it) and she graciously obliged. Since her blog is so engaging and personal, I asked her to train her keen eyes on that aspect of her work, and here it is.
All authors are told to have a platform, and a blog can be an important part of that. If you’re gonna do it, do it right. Rashmi shows you how.
You have read the manuals and by now you already know that as a serious…
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It has been a while since I started blogging/writing. As of this date, I am getting closer to the publishing date of my novel. It has been a rather long process for me given the fact that I am not a full-time writer and sometimes, go on for days without being able to contribute towards … Continue reading The Big News!
My blog, Mind and Life Matters has come a long way since it started. Next month is my first year anniversary or should I say Blogiversary, like the cool kids? Wow, time does really fly, does it not? When I started blogging, all I wanted to do was share snippets of my life, my journey … Continue reading Help! I am Going Crazy!
Wallace Stevens once said, ‘As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.’ A few weeks back I shared a post where I asked if we as readers were being too critical of the successful authors whom everyone loves to hate! Continuing on that subject, I wrote this article as a part of my … Continue reading Authors – Why We Love To Hate Them!
Last week I received an invitation from a friend to visit the Heritage Indian Festival at our local Expo center. Her son, who is a close friend of Adi’s was performing to a Bollywood number at the festival. I had always in the past given expo’s and exhibitions a miss because of my habit of … Continue reading A Bollywood Performance & The Heritage Festival
For me, Mother’s Day celebrations started on Saturday evening when my little boy decided that he will go to Chuck E Cheese with his uncle, his best friend and the best friend’s dad leaving me free to go out for a movie! Thus, Adi was on his way to Chuck E Cheese while I got … Continue reading A Mother’s Day To Remember!
My sister shared this image on her Facebook account, it made me laugh out loud, giggle and chuckle all at once, that was until I read all the comments. The comments were mainly divided into 2 categories. One group was busy thrashing the Author E.L James for churning out ‘trash’ such as the 50 shades … Continue reading One Shade of Grey?