Presently biding my time : as a software consultant and running a children’s library
As I secretly follow my dreams of : becoming a worthy novelist
As good as : it gets, my life is; I am quite content
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 17th March – 30th April, 2016
My Website : www.thoughtraker.com
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
I was floundering as a writer when I joined Anita’s Attic. I had tasted some success with my short stories earlier, but was thirsting to write a full-length novel. I had so many ideas, but struggled to bring any of them to fruition. I needed a guru who could guide me along the write, oops, right direction.
I was fortunate to be taken under the wing of someone as acclaimed as Anita Nair. She made me introspect; I am still dwelling on the questions she asked in the very first session. Her no-nonsense, practical approach, the hitting-the-nail-on-the-head reviews, and her subtle guidance helped me make steady progress. The exposure to all facets of the writing world, with renowned authors and editors sharing their own personal journeys was indeed enriching.
I do hope that I can internalize the invaluable lessons and move forward along the path that I have glimpsed.
Anitha Murthy, a software consultant by profession, writes whenever inspiration strikes. She writes primarily short stories, and several of her stories have won awards in contests like the Deccan Herald Short Story contest, the Unisun Reliance Timeout Short Story Contest, and the BBC World Service Short Story Contest. Her stories have been published both in print, in magazines like Reading Hour, and anthologies like City of Gods and Urban Shots, as well as in online publications. Occasionally dabbling in non-fiction, she has written travel and humour articles. She has also authored a children’s book series – The Junkyard Buddies. She is currently working on a light-hearted novel that she hopes will make people laugh.
Anitha’s reading of her part as author of the collaborative fiction piece, “Blessings in disguise”