For this month’s Q&A we were very fortunate to speak with Ashwin Sanghi, best selling author of The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. Ashwin’s novels are page-turning thrillers that incorporate Western and Eastern theology, gripping the reader with tales of rich historical
We have been lucky enough to get to know Iona over the last couple of months—a sharp, witty and hilarious lady, not to mention a fantastic writer. She is the author of the Lane Winslow series, of which the sixth book, A Deceptive Devotion, was released earlier this year.
The first inklings of a book are always vague—a glimpse of a character, perhaps a landscape. You then must discover the narrative through writing, rather than plan it. This is (of course) a personal reflection, relating to my own experience in writing within the genres of literary fiction and
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I should begin with a disclaimer: I am not a Sanskritist. I took a couple of years of compulsory Sanskrit in middle school, was bored witless by the rote memorization of verb conjugations and by the anodyne assigned texts,
Fair warning: some (simplified) literary theory coming up. But all in the service of describing how Granthika works.
Granthika – of course – allows writers to create and manipulate text, but also enables writers to smoothly manage the structural components of their manuscripts (its chapters, sections, and scenes). Additionally – and crucially – it