A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom
I am in two critique groups formally and also critique with two other friends from a course I did in Faber. I also write with my friend and he is usually my first reader.
But what do I want from a critique group?
Firstly I want honest feedback from my critique group. They are my truth buddies. I want them to say what I have written isn’t working if it doesn’t work. I want them to say that the rhyme is forced or the story line is slight or they can’t find it funny. I want them…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 9:08
Tulika Books are based in Chennai, India. It is my home-town. Well, it is a coastal city. When I started writing picture books in earnest, my first ambition was to be published by Tulika. One of my writer acquaintances had got a book with them and then I found another. I was jealous and I was green with envy. All in a good way of course.
Although I had started publishing in magazines and with a Singapore publisher, getting a picture book in print…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:57 — 1 Comment
I recently wrote here, http://www.chitrasoundar.com/due-to-be-released/, about how the character names for two of my picture books were chosen. Now that I have a baby nephew, I try and see if I can use his name for the next book – of course something that he might be interested in reading when he grows up.
The other thing I keep wondering and keep doodling about is dedication. There are some books where my friend has…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:53