Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 3 hours, 47 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
Authors give tips on how to be successful
BY A STAFF REPORTER November 11, 2017
 Print    Send to Friend

SHARJAH: Preeti Shenoy and Maha Khan Phillips, acclaimed authors from India and Pakistan respectively, shared the stage for a jam-packed student session at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The interactive question and answer session they hosted, and which was attended by hundreds of children from across schools in the UAE, gave insight into the authors’ lives and shared tips to help those considering taking up writing.

Starting the conversation, Phillips, who is a financial journalist as well as a bestselling author, said: “I started writing when I was nine years old. I have always been very passionate about writing and enjoy being imaginative.”

As the author of “Beautiful from this Angle” and “The Curse of Mohenjodaro”, she comes up with interesting characters in her stories by posing silly questions to herself.

“I ask myself; ‘what kind of toothpaste brand does my character use?’ and ‘what would be the biggest fight they would have had with their siblings?” she told the students in the hall.

For her turn, Shenoy, who is among the top five bestselling authors in India, interacted with the students and shared her secrets to becoming a successful author.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Cricket legend reminisces about reading to rapt audience
SHARJAH: Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram said that India is a part of him in many ways and that he misses going to the country. The “King of Swing” was addressing a ..
Timely transformation key to calligraphy’s survival
SHARJAH: The advent of computer technology killed many traditional art and the related jobs, calligraphy being one of them. However, the same technology also opened new v..
Saltimbanco Italiano cheers up SIBF
SHARJAH: Saltimbanco Italiano is a Dubai-based Italian theatre events company that has been taking part in the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) for six years. Th..
Exhibition area for Sharjah Book Fair sold out
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has revealed that the exhibition area designated for publishers for the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIB..
SIBF 2016 gets record media coverage
SHARJAH: A landmark achievement was made by the recently concluded 35th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). The 11-day fair..
Advertise | Copyright