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#BlogchatterEbook Carnival – A Perfect Launchpad For Blogger To Author Transition

posted by Anupriya May 2, 2019 0 comments

I have re-iterated time and again that the dream of becoming a published author has become an attainable dream in the current times. The scenario is not like it was a decade back when one had to be dependent on publishing houses to get their work to reach out to readers.

And its not just about traditional publishing or self-publishing any more. It is also about the freedom that comes along with the option of self-publishing in terms of the content. You are the master of your content. The length of your proposed work today could be the usual 70k words, or you may chose to write just 40k or 25k, or even just 10k. If you think that your words make for a comprehensive and a coherent read, you are good to go and put your work out there for your targeted audience. Continue Reading

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Book Review Excerpts – Because I Promised #SuperbloggerChallenge

posted by Anupriya February 23, 2019 14 Comments

Nothing brings more joy to an author than a word of appreciation from its readers. When I self-published my book Because I Promised…to lock my heart away I spent many an apprehensive nights awaiting the readers’ verdict. When eventually the reviews did start dropping in, I was elated. The reviews were mostly encouraging. Those that were not, were constructive and critical. Today I wish to take this opportunity to thank all my readers, especially the ones who took were considerate enough to drop in a review.  In this post, I bring to you some reviews for my book Because I Promised (Click here to read some excerpts from Because I Promised)

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Bollywood Song Dedications #BecauseIPromised
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5 Bollywood Song Dedications to #BecauseIPromised – #BlogChatterProjects

posted by Anupriya December 10, 2018 1 Comment

Most of my life of 35 years, I have been a die-hard bollywood movies’ fan. Infact, my close ones often wonder at how I have a song to fit every situation or conversation. When I was writing #BecauseIPromised, I couldn’t help including references to a song here, or a movie there and a dance step from a famous movie somewhere else. I felt it would make my story more realistic and easy to relate with.  Infact as an ode to those references and my love for bollywood movies, I have decided to dedicate 5 bollywood songs to the book.  Why These songs? Well, I also present to you an excerpt a song each to justify my choice Continue Reading

#BecauseIPromised Book Trailer
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#BecauseIPromised – Book Trailer #BlogchatterProjects

posted by Anupriya December 1, 2018 1 Comment

At their college farewell party, Varnika publicly rejects Sushant’s candid proposal in the most disrespectful way imaginable, leaving everyone including her cool gang of cousins bemused. Varnika has her reasons for doing this to her best friend.

What are her reasons for making this upsetting choice? Did her mother’s move to Mumbai in Varnika’s formative years have a bearing on her? Or is it something more? What is she planning to do at the NGO for eunuchs? Will she succeed in her chosen career? Will she overcome her inhibitions before it is too late?

 This is Varnika’s journey, as she overcomes her personal reservations and faces professional challenges, all the while contemplating her decision to lock her heart away. Continue Reading

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Excerpts to Touch your Heart – #BecauseIPromised

posted by Anupriya November 26, 2018 2 Comments

As a part of the Book Blog tour, I have shared with you the book blurb and the character introduction in the previous posts.  Read them here –

Book Launch – Because I Promised

Characters’ Introduction – Book Blog Tour

In this post, I bring to you some heart warming excerpts from the book that depict the chemistry between the two protagonists – Varnika and Sushant. As I have already shared with you that Varnika rejects Sushant’s proposal during their farewell party. But Sushant has set his heart on her and perseveres to gain her confidence back. What ensues is a roller coaster journey and some funny and not so funny encounters between them. Read below some excerpts from the book  and get prepared to laugh with this cute young couple at some points and cry with them at others. Continue Reading

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Because I Promised – Character Introduction – Book Blog Tour

posted by Anupriya November 19, 2018 7 Comments

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”  ― Joss Whedon

Defining the characters in a plot is the most difficult thing in writing. You can’t simply put out their bio-information. they have to evolve with the sequence of events a writer decides to put them through. But through this post, I wish to give you a peek-a-boo into who is what about some critical characters in my book – Because I Promised. Thanks for taking this journey with me. The ones you are going to read about below, are my babies. Yes they may be good, bad or ugly – yet they are all my babies.

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Because I Promised – Book Launch

posted by Anupriya November 13, 2018 15 Comments

At NaNoWriMo they say that if you write 50000 words during the month of November (that’s when NaNoWriMo runs the campaign), you are creating 3 hours worth of a reader’s entertainment. With that knowledge I jumped into the challenge, signing myself up just 3 days ahead of when NaNoWriMo kick started in November 2017. The result was that at the end of the month I had a complete story on which I worked through another 6 months, before deciding to publish my work. It helped that I had a published author to my acquaintance and he helped me understand or rather convince myself, about why I should take this plunge. And exactly 12 months later, I stand waiting for my book launch on 21st November, on the verge of holding a printed copy of my labor and hard work of last 12 months.

Book Launch! Here’s presenting to you my first ever paperback

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