Who Were the First Five Authors You Read in Your Favourite Genre?

A big thank you to Sara Letourneau, who started this off on her blog. It seemed like an intriguing post idea, except that I realised that my firsts and hers had an 80% correlation. So, this post won’t be about my actual first love (fantasy). I chose to go with the crime/mystery genre. Here are my first five and one takeaway from each that has made an impact on my writing.

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Fictional Fridays #15

Special bonus day! Here are the next two chapters of Cold Scent. Happy reading! ūüôā

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Fictional Fridays #14

As is customary, here is another chapter of Cold Scent. Also, if I have been less than active in commenting and liking the posts of my lovely fellow WordPress bloggers, I’m sorry and I promise that my regular visitations will resume.¬†If you’ve missed out on the previous chapters, head to the Fictional Fridays¬†tab in the main menu and you can read them all. Happy weekend, readers!

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Fictional Fridays #13

I’ll keep the preamble short this time. It’s Friday again, which means another chapter of Cold Scent. Happy reading!

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Fictional Fridays #12

I don’t have much to add in the intro bit as I’m feeling indisposed after my excursion. As usual, I hope you enjoy the next chapter in Cold Scent and all manner of comments are appreciated.

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Fictional Fridays #11

A bit of good news on the personal front – another semester and year gone by in my engineering life, which means vacation time, which means a lot of free time in which to write. As of now, I’m taking a long break and perfecting the art of doing nothing.¬†The other good news is that I will resume my regular posting schedule from June and I’m really excited about that because I have a storehouse of wonderful post ideas.¬†This post brings the second chapter of the (unfinished) murder mystery series that I started in¬†Fictional Fridays #10. Watch out for the next one on May 30th!

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Fictional Fridays #10

My college life is taking up all of my time these days and with my exams approaching, I’ve had no time to churn out new stories. For what’s left of April and for three weeks of May, I won’t be posting on Mondays. Vocab Wednesdays will make a comeback in May and I will be posting fiction on Fridays. This is an unfinished novel I’d entered as my Camp NaNo project in July 2013. It’s filled with terrible¬†clich√©s, but I was pretty inexperienced back then and I didn’t have a lot of original ideas. Although I’m not very proud of it, I’ve learnt a lot from it and it’s actually not all that bad for an 18-year-old. Plus, I love the covers! Then again, my pseudonym needs a bit of work.

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