Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I love telling stories..

It's been five years since I began blogging. It is interesting to note that this blog got out the storyteller in me! Much of my initial blog posts were more personal or non-fiction rather than stories and somewhere in the middle, my storytelling instincts woke up and the result, I ended up even changing the name of my blog to "The storyteller's hut".

And I have realized, over the days, I have only grown more and more fond of writing stories - aiming to keep them simple and writing plots that readers can relate to. Each time that I have written a story, I have tried to see things from the perspective of my characters, felt what they would feel, wrote what they would have thought and spoken. In certain cases, i.e., stories that have stayed very close to my heart, I have even had that hangover of the theme and setup lasting within me for days together! For me, my stories are a different world altogether - one that I travel to once in a while and feel refreshed and come back! :)

And so, for those who are interested, here is a compilation of the short stories I have written so far on this blog!

And well, this blog has also inspired me to aspire for something more - to reach out for something higher - the result : Spark. The February issue is out and the theme is Romance. Please visit http://sparkthemag.wordpress.com, where many other writers and bloggers have joined me in creating a magazine brimming with creativity! If you love it, don't forget to subscribe to the mag!

Good day!


Satish N said...

Its been a honor to be a reader of your blog and you have certainly inspired few fella's like to also scribble something like a story, of course we cannot match your perfection or writing skill

Storeis For My Children said...

Hi, I've been humbled by your writings, I've only just started out on my voyage, which in truth has been sparked by my 8 year old son. We have written stories together, he now loves reading so much. We've set up a blog so he can share the stories with his friends. If you have time please have a look let me know what you think.


Kind Regards


Suchi said...

Hi ANu,

Compilation is a great idea! If you ever decide to publish, let me know - I would love to buy a personal copy!

Could you please make a pdf version of the compiled stories as well? I would love to read them one at a time at leisure:) Thanks!


Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hi Suchi,

Please click on this link


you will find an option to download the pdf from there! :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Just amazing! Please keep writing.

reNUka said...

Great idea!! Loved your latest 'Gitanjali' as well.

I know it has been a long time! While you are busy sending and receiving your son to and from school, I am busy waiting for mine to turn one (Feb 2011). :-)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hey Renu..! soo good to hear from you! :)..that's great news..I am sure the little one is keeping you damn busy! :)

reNUka said...

Yes Anu. Nice to read your stuff after a long time!
Yes. Very busy... especially with work and him, it is double trouble! ;-) But it is fun! And I am sure there is more fun to come.