In The Spotlight: Busting Clichés At For Writers, By Authors!

FWBA First Book Spotlight

Presenting the first of the FWBA Book Spotlight, and we kickstart it with Mahevash Shaikh’s short and profound nonfiction book Busting Clichés.

The book will be up here for the entire day today, and you may feel free to ask the author questions in this post. At the end of the day, we shall select some of the random commenters to win copies of the book. There are 10 copies to be won. (Print copies for India; eBook outside India.)

So, go ahead, find out more about Busting Clichés and ask interesting questions.

So this is what happened last Saturday: Busting Clichés was the very first book chosen to feature in FWBA’s book spotlight initiative.  The icing on the cake was that it chosen by the founder of the group: Neil D’Silva himself. 

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#RedefineNormalToday – Are You Getting The Messages?

Messages Be Everywhere

Personalized messages are everywhere…and they’re just waiting to help you. The question is, are you listening?

If you are wondering what’s on my plate, it’s melted chocolate maple syrup and freshly cut banana. It looks messy but tastes pretty great. And is it just me, or does that piece on top look like someone meditating?

This blog post is a part of The Normal Project.

Graphic Design In The Future: What Will It Be Like?

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I think I have always had a thing for art. Forms like literature, paintings, films, and music know just how to move and fascinate me. In my engineering days, I was introduced to a new type of art: design. Since it was only a small part of an overwhelmingly drab curriculum, it failed to get my attention. Only after I landed my first job as a technical writer did I realize how intriguing design can be. Continue reading

#RedefineNormalToday – What On Earth Is A Normal Mood?

Normal Mood What's That

According to my mood ring chart, my current mood is ‘normal’. Yes, really. Face With Rolling eyes Emoji

I have no idea what that means! Do you?

PS Wonder what that rolling eyes emoji is doing up there?  Well, I love emojis and I just found out that today is World Emoji Day 🙂

This blog post is a part of The Normal Project.

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“Please Make It Free”. Really?

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“Great game…please make it free.”

“Lots of amazing features…I will rate it 5 stars if you make it free again.”

Check out the reviews of any paid application or game in your Windows/Android/Apple app store and you’ll notice one thing in common. Yes, you guessed that right. The irksome ‘please make it free’ comments. Want proof? Just type in “please make it free” in your browser and hit search. (As of today, Google returns approximately 24,00,000 results).

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SAD When It Rains

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Plaque sourced from Etsy. Feelings all mine. (Note to self: Must  wash And comb hair tomorrow)

It’s official: the monsoon has arrived in my city. And with it, so have my bouts of sadness. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of the changes that come with the rains. The winds are cool, everything is green and most importantly, the farmers are safe for another year. What’s not to like, right? Look at this lush view from my window and tell me it does not make you feel alive: Continue reading

Limited Period Offer: Read Busting Clichés For Free

Busting Clichés Cover - Mahevash Shaikh

Hello, everyone. Hope you are having a fun Saturday! Just wanted to give you a quick update: starting today, you can read the Kindle version of Busting Clichés for free…until Monday. Go here to download your own copy now:

1.  Amazon US
2. Amazon India

If you are based elsewhere, send me an email at mahevash@mahevashmuses.com so I can send you your free copy. All I ask for in return is an honest review. Because reviews really help an author in this manner: Continue reading