Guest Post: Starting Out In the Murky Field of Writing – Few Things You Should Know by Simi K. Rao

by - Friday, October 25, 2013

Let's all welcome Simi K. Rao, author of contemporary romance novel, An Incurable Insanity, here at My Book and My Coffee. She's prepared a rather helpful guest post for us. Check it out! 

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1. READ: Yes, reading is a must for any writer. I fell in love with books at a very young age, thanks to my father. My first book was ‘Black Beauty’ by Anna Sewell. The story of the beautiful black horse touched an emotional cord and continues to reside in my heart as do many others. Reading a lot and widely, helps open up the mind and expand the possibilities.

2. Write because you love to: Don’t write if you’d rather spend the time watching TV or doing something else. Write because you want to, because you love to and write from the heart. Be sincere--it shows.

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” --Ernest Hemingway

3. Develop your own writing voice: Though there may be several authors you are inspired by, there is no replacement for your own voice. Develop your own unique style and stick to it. Often I will buy a book not because I like the plot summary but because I love the way a particular author writes.

4. Don’t edit a lot; let it flow.

5. Try not to write about what you don’t know without adequate research: If you do, then be prepared for the expert comments.

6. Write frequently: Can’t stress this enough. Make it a habit. Write something, anything, but write everyday.

About Simi's Book ~ An Incurable Insanity

An Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao ~ Guest Post and Giveaway
An Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao
Contemporary Romance
Published by: Tate Publishing
Release Date: October 8, 2013

Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents' he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi's marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan's heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.

While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal. 
About the Author: 

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances.
Connect with Simi:  Twitter | Goodreads

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2 Dazzling Comments

  1. This is a guilty obsession of mine,but I love books with arranged marriages.Reading too much of Harlequin does that to you:)I think I should check this out.

    1. Hi Mishma :) It's really interesting. Yes, please check it out! :)