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I’m honored to be on Lauren’s Bookshelf for a guest post on my top favorite things. Read the excerpt below and check out the full post on Lauren’s Bookshelf.
● Favorite Authors – J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling, Enid Blyton, Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tamora Pierce, David Eddings, Louisa May Alcott, Sarah J. Maas, John Green, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
● Favorite Books – The Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, The Hobbit, Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia series, Outlander, The Earthsea Quartet, The Song of the Lioness, The Belgariad, The Ruby Knight, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, The Magic Faraway Tree, Throne of Glass, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Mists of Avalon.
● Favorite Literary Characters – Gandalf, Belgarath (from The Belgariad), Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler, Mr. Darcy, Aslan, Aragon, Arwen Evenstar, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter.
Full Post on Lauren’s Bookshelf.
I’m honored to be on The Tales Pensieve for a guest post, How to Create a Fantasy World – Tips on Worldbuilding. Read the excerpt below and check out the full post on The Tales Pensieve.
Fantasy is not a creation of the modern world. In fact the roots of fantasy go back thousands of years to an age of myths and legends, when wandering storytellers sat by a fire and recounted fantastic tales of wondrous worlds, populated by gods, heroes and monsters. Starting from the ancient epic ofGilgamesh and The Tales of King Arthur to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan; fantasy is the longest surviving genre in the world of stories.
One of the most important aspects of writing fantasy is the creation of your world. It could be a vast land with many kingdoms like in Lord of the Rings or a world that is hidden and exists within our very own, like the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Enid Blyton wrote about worlds at the top of the Faraway tree, magical lands that could only be reached by climbing a ladder into the clouds. And C.S. Lewis’Narnia is a childhood classic.
In order to write a fantasy novel, it is important to first have a complete idea of what your world is going to be like. There are a few basic steps that can be used to build a believable and consistent world. Although your fantasy world is a creation of your mind, and can be anything that you desire it to be, there are certain rules that we must follow to make sure that the world makes sense. Otherwise when you start writing your book, inconsistencies in the details of your world can lead to greater problems later on.
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I’m honored to be on Views & Reviews for an interview. Read the excerpt below and check out the full interview on Views & Reviews.
Please tell us a little about yourself?
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, it’s a real pleasure to be here.
I just turned 38 years old on the 13th of October. I was born and brought up in India, and live in Mumbai with my extended family. I’m a mother of three wonderful kids.
I love Nutella and coffee. And I write books.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of travelling to magical worlds and exploring fantastical places found only within the pages of a book. Almost all the literature I read as a child had some element of fantasy woven through it. Those were the stories that stuck with me and encouraged me to write fantasy.
As a mother, I have the added opportunity of exploring these wonderful books again. Right now my children and I are reading the Magic Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton, my absolute favourite books.