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. 


















17 comments:

  1. I don't think I want to see what ant chutney looks like...
    Good luck with the lit fest!

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  2. Good luck with speaking at the festival! Sounds like a great opportunity.
    Ant chutney sounds disgusting.

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  3. The lit festival sounds like it will be a blast. Have fun! :)

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  4. Have fun at the festival! It sounds fun and a great way to promote your books.

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  5. That sounds like a wonderful festival. I love the caricature.

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  6. Ant Chutney is something I can't imagine showing up on my "must be researched" list. :D

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  7. I don't even know what Ant Chutney is. I am tempted to Google it now. Too late. The vegetarian-me is horrified. LOL

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  8. I don't know Ant Chutney. Do I dare search it? :)

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  9. I'll bet kids will love the weird food element in your story. Best of luck at the book festival!

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  10. I hope that you have a wonderful time, Rachna! And I'm definitely going to google ant chutney ~ LOL

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  11. Congrats and have fun! I love your caricature and bio, too. I also stare at people :)

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  12. What fun writing for children. I'm sure you'll enjoy their reactions.

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  13. Nothing seems strange to me for a research topic. My problem with research is I LOVE it, and can get so lost in it I forget to write the story.

    Good luck at the Bookaroo. Love your caricature, and the blurb.

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