6 Nov

Plots of Mud and Sticks – Days Four, Five and Six

It’s quite liberating to write freely, unburdened by heavy storytelling machinery and plot mechanics. It’s like those times you write for the heck of it; no story, no outline, no end-goal. Just pure writing for the love of writing. There’s […]

3 Nov

The Golden Jubilee – Days One, Two, and Three

Yeah, I know. Jubilees are a celebration of 50 years. Well, I’ll be long dead before my 50th NaNoWriMo anniversary, so I’ve decided to have a jubilee every five years. This year, my fifth NaNoWriMo, marks a turning point in my […]

24 Oct
NaNoWriMo 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 – The Madness Draws Near

It’s a crazy time of the year for me, and for many other thousands of writers. More tears, more pain, more joys, more tribulation. NaNoWriMo is back. And this year, it will be harder than ever. My commitments have doubled. My […]

15 Sep

On Writing – And Why I Do It

Yeah, so I stole the title from Stephen King. What of it? The more I write, the easier I can reconcile myself to the fact that most things we read are regurgitated and reworked in some way or another. Writing […]

14 Sep

Welcome to Bleeding Ink!

It’s a strange experience starting a blog. On the one hand, it’s a blank canvas for the writing craft, where we can upend all manner of musings, lessons, experiences, prosaic thought processes, as well as the trials and tribulations of […]