Just another manic Monday…

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! Yes, just another manic Monday, in which I’m plugging away at my novel, judging stories for writing contests, mentoring young writers, and, yes, thinking of all of you. Finally, the wait for today is over! :>

In a way, my late posting tonight is reflected in this week’s inspirational quote. It’s often been said that the most successful people aren’t the smartest or brightest or fastest; it’s the ones who didn’t give up. I think this applies to all your life passions. Today’s quote, of course, deals with writing but could easily be interpreted for anything else:

“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.” — Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic

I’ve posted my short story for you today; it’s not so much a story as it is a reflective piece told from a fictional point of view. My original thought was to take the writing prompt in a darker direction, but then I started thinking about how yesterday was Father’s Day. Here’s a line or two:

A man burst out of the room where I’d begun to feel the wear of all the footsteps, and he pumped his arms in the air.

“It’s a boy and a girl!” he yelled.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share two new book reviews with you! The first will be for The Griffins of Castle Cary, the first children’s book from author Heather Shumaker. Then later in the day, I’ll post my thoughts on Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim. Come back for both reviews on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Then it’s back to Instagram and my world of visual posting at the end of the week. Check out all my posts thus far with my handle @EktaRGarg or on my Facebook author page!

Have a lovely week, readers!



Parenting adventures posted!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! What a long week, especially since I’ve been caught in a crime. If you want to know more, check out this excerpt from this week’s Chart:

Prosecutor, from table: “What did they get from Panera?”

Judge peering over his glasses at prosecution: “How is that relevant to the case, counselor?”

Prosecutor shrugs: “It’s almost lunchtime, and I’m hungry.”

Read the whole transcript for the case on Growth Chart now!

Have a great weekend, readers!


Book review up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner. Here’s the opening to my review:

Two sisters face tragedies and challenges through the decades. Along the way, they will encounter the trials unique to women and learn to come to terms with how gender plays into their personal narratives. Author Jennifer Weiner gives her characters free rein, to the detriment of the plot, in her overly long novel Mrs. Everything.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a wonderful night, readers!