Wednesday, November 6, 2019

My November IWSG Post and Bookaroo Lit Fest

It’s the 11th IWSG post of the year. One more month to go before 2019 waves goodbye and 2020 welcomes us into its fold. Most of us will be going slow with our blogging, as soon the holiday season will be upon us. And ofcourse we will be trying our best to finish a few of our goals for this year.

 IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an awesome online group of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of the month. Our IWSG posts center around our writing fears and insecurities. IWSG is now a force to reckon with. Browse through the IWSG website for all kinds of information from IWSG Twitter Pitch Contests to lots of publishing related information.

IWSG was started by Cyber Super Hero, Ninja Captain and Wonderful Musician, Alex J Cavanaugh who is also an Amazing Writer and a Brilliant Blogger and has written several Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars.

November 6 question - What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

I have googled a lot of things that will scare any normal person. From what do lions eat to how do dogs drink water (this was for a middle grade story.) But the strangest thing I have googled is how does Ant Chutney look like (this was for an article for a school textbook about strange food).

P.S. On November 9th and 10th I will be in Baroda (Vadodara) for the Bookaroo Lit Fest, which is India’s biggest children’s lit fest. I will be the speaker for 2 sessions. The 2 sessions for age groups 8 to 10 and 12 to 14 will center around my book Festival Stories Through The Year.

Thanks to my publisher HarperCollins Children’s India for facilitating my trip.

I am very excited as well as overjoyed.

P.P.S. I Love my Bookaroo Caricature, it’s based on the bio I sent.

Here is the bio: Rachna Chhabria’s characters stalk her day and night, until she writes about them. Beware if you find Rachna staring at you. She probably has plans of putting you in her stories - not necessarily as the hero or heroine.