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Unsolicited Advice…My Fear of Driving…And Why Words Matter

So, as I said in my last post, my husband had his first seizure two years back. At the time, we were extremely stressed and I was even more vulnerable than usual. I know a lot of people who hide these things from others for a variety of reasons. However, being the younger kid (I… Continue reading Unsolicited Advice…My Fear of Driving…And Why Words Matter

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The Fear of Seizures…And Why Words Matter

Two years back, ten days after the birth of my younger kid, my husband had his first seizure. All of us were sleeping when it happened. It was around dawn, and I feel embarrassed to say that I had no idea what was happening when I saw him. I called 911 and they told me… Continue reading The Fear of Seizures…And Why Words Matter

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No Time for Rhyme? Tips for Writing Free Verse

Hello. So, before I start the post, let me give you a few updates. First, I did not get a call about either of the two interviews I gave last month. I am now taking a break from applying for copywriting jobs, and focussing on applying for teaching jobs instead. This is something I do… Continue reading No Time for Rhyme? Tips for Writing Free Verse

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Life around COVID-19: Milestone Birthdays

So, this Saturday was the Mr.’s 40th birthday. Last year, I was naive enough to think everything would be back to usual by this year and I would be able to throw him a surprise party, inviting all his friends and family. Well, we all know how that turned out. So, I decided that I… Continue reading Life around COVID-19: Milestone Birthdays

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Applying for Writing Jobs – My Experience

I should probably have covered this before interview prep, but what’s done is done. So, here are a few things I do while applying for writing jobs. For the last few months, I have been applying for 4-5 jobs every day, on an average. I take a break over weekends, as someone once told me… Continue reading Applying for Writing Jobs – My Experience

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My New Project – Words Matter

Hello! Happy Monday. I like Mondays. I like that I can leave the mistakes, moods and meltdowns of the previous week behind and make a fresh start every week. So, I feel like Monday is the perfect day to introduce you to my new project. It’s called Words Matter. Why? I started this project because… Continue reading My New Project – Words Matter

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How I Prepare For an Interview

Before I begin, let me tell you that I have received three calls for interview since I created my online writing portfolio using WordPress. That being said, the competition is fierce. Two of the interviewers told me that they received hundreds of applications for the position, out of which around 20 were called for interviews… Continue reading How I Prepare For an Interview

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How I Write a Poem – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Before I start this post, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am Deepti, a writer since the age of 5. That is when I wrote my first poem. Since then, I completed my Ph.D. in English, taught English, worked as a copywriter, started a website, shut it down, worked as a freelancer,… Continue reading How I Write a Poem – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

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What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

So, if you’ve read my bio, you know I’ve been writing since the age of 5. What exactly does that mean, though? Did I scribble a few words on the page? Or was it an actual poem? See for yourself: A Rough Translation of the Poem I wrote at Age 5 I wrote these lines… Continue reading What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

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How to Turn Kids’ Art into Posters

I am really excited about sharing this post, as I really liked the results of this task. I have been using Canva for some time now, especially for personal projects, and I love it. After finishing up with painting with my kids, I sat down on Canva and turned their art into posters. The process… Continue reading How to Turn Kids’ Art into Posters