Monday, 21 April 2014

"A professional writer is an amateur writer who didn't quit." ~ Richard Bach

And so here I am in the process of being a professional writer. 

I have been tagged in an author's blog hop by Janaki Nagaraj who blogs at who is also one of the contributors along with me in an anthology called 'Minds @ Work 2'.

I first met her at one of the most privileged open Blogger-Author- Rendezvous with author Ravi Subramanian. And from there we met at each other's blog and various blogger meets. Apart from being a warm and a cordial person, the one thing that catches my attention is her Poetries and the way in which she expresses in those limited words is something I always crave for. You can also hop on to her above mentioned blog for more poetires as she is taking part in National Poetry Writing Month.

As a part of this blog hop, I am suppose to answer some questions too. So here it goes:

1) What am I working on?

At present I am concentrating on reading more and more, penning sonnets and haiku and honing my skills at writing short stories and eventually taking the most desired step of writing a novella. At present you can find my works in three upcoming anthologies of short stories and also one of my sonnet is published in the very first issue of Writer's Ezine Magazine

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

From what I have come to know from my fellow friends and authors, my writing is a mixture of subtle erotica and romance served together. 

3) Why do I write what I do?

For self satisfaction.

4) How does my writing process work?

When I think to write something I need utter silence for my thoughts to get penned. Also I like to write impromptu without much thoughts apart from the basic outline.

I would like to pass on this baton to two of the fellow writers whom I had the privilege of meeting in this wonderful blogosphere.

Renu Sethi

Renu, a home maker by choice is a prolific blogger and writer. Her stories have been published in many e-magazines and few of her short stories and poems are published in various anthologies. She blogs at Inner workings of my (in)sane mind

Stephen A K

Stephen, an engineer by profession is a vivid blogger with his funny as well as romantic take on various matters on which he blogs upon. His short story has been published in an anthology called 'Uff Ye Emotions.' He blogs as The Solitary Writer

Do hop onto their blogs next monday as they take this baton forward and give us a sneak peak into their writing process. 

Friday, 11 April 2014

The Prompt for the NaPoWriMo today is,
Our own prompt for today should be a little simpler. (As always, the prompts are optional). Once upon a time, poetry was regularly used in advertisements, most notably the Burma-Shave ads:
Said Farmer Brown
Who’s bald on top
“Wish I could
Rotate the crop”
She put a bullet
Through his hat
But he’s had closer
Shaves than that
Today, I challenge you to write your own advertisement-poem. You don’t need to advertise Burma-Shave. Any product (or idea) will do. Perhaps you could write a poem advertising poetry? It certainly could use the publicity! On that note, let me leave you until tomorrow with this paen to the virtues of advertisement:
The codfish lays ten thousand eggs,
The homely hen lays one.
The codfish never cackles
To tell you what she’s done-
And so we scorn the codfish
While the humble hen we prize.
It only goes to show you
That it pays to advertise!
- Anonymous”
Also, tagging this post to #atozchallenge.

Also, I don't know whether I have been completely able to do justice to today's prompt. But this is what I chose to write, which is straight from the heart.

Joyce I write
Pondering Two I pour
Words that ignite
The Love and Passion for more

Lovely, Beautiful and Fantastic
Adjectives showered upon
Makes me tick
On and on

Seeing my stories in print
I feel pleased
Imprints after imprints
Work and passion squeezed

Without your constant Love
Wouldn’t have been possible
Thank you; over and above
I pledge to be humble

Hope you connect
With me and my writings
Be it on twitter or FB
@rohank01 and PonderingTwo

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Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants - – Hrishikesh

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Into the tenth day of #NaPoWriMo, I've decided to go with free verse rather than the prompt.

Also tagging the post to #atozchallenge.

Source: Google Images

Inchoate feelings
Loverly bonbon fills
Inherent darling

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Prompt for the NaPoWriMo today was "Today, let’s rewrite a famous poem, giving it our own spin. While any famous poem will do, if you haven’t already got one in mind, why not try your own version of Cesar Vallejo’s Black Stone Lying on a White Stone? If you’re not exactly sure how such a poem could be “re-written,” check out this recent poem by Stephen Burt, which riffs on Vallejo’s. Happy writing!” I chose this Shakespeare sonnet.

Also tagging the post to #AtoZChallene2014.

Source: Google Images

Hitherto thy liberty in a free rides the day
Betrothed and adighting to abear their presence
Altogetherness enjoys the liberty with a bouquet
A blossoming bud threatening to flagrance

The pleasing camaraderie soothing the heavenly sojourn
Igniting the clem of passion mounting like a thunderous cloud
With some chike and feel playing to the nocturne
Daysprings and dewfall dove to be wowed

Days and years seems to be a passing number
As thee mould into loadstar roles profound with love
That millions of strange shadows on thee tend to purr
And thee but one, can every shadow lend the ladylove

With panache in all the external grace thee have some part
But none, none like thee for a constant heart


Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants - – Hrishikesh

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Into the day eight of #NaPoWriMo we have to write a love poem on an inanimate object.

So, have attempted a Tanka.

Also tagging it to #AtoZChallenge

Gingerly receive

Gregarious aroma

Kiss that welcomes dawn

Kindles the ember within

In tranquility with life

And below are my fellow #NaPoWriMo participants: - Jaibala - Hrishikesh - Preeti

Do visit the above links to read some awesome posts. Cheers!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Into the day seventh of NaPoWriMo; the prompt for today is:

“We got rather complicated with yesterday’s prompt, so today’s is much simpler. Take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you've got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go. Happy writing!” Easy prompt but too many choices, I wasn't sure if I would come up with anything. So here goes my attempt.

At first a Haiku and then a Cinquain Poetry introduced to me by Jaibala Rao. Thank you for letting me know such a beautiful form of poetry.

Sapphire Butterfly

Contour that accentuates

Bewitching beauty

Source: Google Images

And now the Cinquain Poetry.


Exotic blush

Ravishing, Perky, Fiery

She is breathtakingly beautiful.



And below are my fellow #NaPoWriMo participants: - Jaibala - Hrishikesh - Preeti

Do visit the above links to read some awesome posts. Cheers!!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Into the sixth day of NaPoWriMo and today's prompt is really interesting which made me to drop my Haiku Theme and attempt a poem based on the prompt.

This is an attempt at the “Shovel Poetry”. The idea is to take the last word from each line of another poem and use it as the last word in our own poem. 

I chose Clenched Soul by Pablo Neruda.

Also tagging the post to AtoZchallenge.

Source: Google Images

Lost into each other on this twilight

With clasped hand

Oblivious to the intruding world

Eyes fixated on each other’s window

A funnelling fiesta of Love tops

Passion shimmering like a scorching mid-day sun

With expressive eyes and unstill hand

As bodies clench

Exploring the unknown flexuous to know

An unknown then

Beauteous and aesthetic there

The amorous trance achieving fruition some what

As crescendo leaves suddenly

With you looking away

The dawn falling on this twilight

As the haunting dream hurt at my feet

With lonely evenings

And a glass of wine erasing the immortal statue 


And below are my fellow #NaPoWriMo participants: - Jaibala - Hrishikesh - Preeti

Do visit the above links to read some awesome posts. Cheers!!