Category Archives: Writing

This week, as we all gather our loved ones and our thoughts to give thanks for all the love and luck we’ve received this year, it’s worth taking some time to look back and really take stock. Every year, to … Continue reading

Creative Writing, Reverse Bucket List, Sona Charaipotra, Writing

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I almost managed to forget what today was. Between getting Kavi out the door for her new pre-school and the inevitable drama that occurs there as I try to leave her to her breakfast (tears over a muffin this morning), … Continue reading

9/11, CAKE LITERARY, CELEBRITY, Creative Writing, Events, FAMILY, MAGAZINE JOURNALISM, NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE MAGAZINE, SEPT. 11, SEPTEMBER 11TH, Sona Charaipotra, VMAS, WORLD TRADE CENTER, Writing
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This week, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be starting a Parade.com column on a subject very close to my (young-at) heart — teen and YA culture. I’ll be writing about teen books, TV and movies — from my beloved … Continue reading

CAKE LITERARY, CELEBRITY, Creative Writing, Entertainment, MAGAZINE JOURNALISM, NEW YORK CITY, Parade, Parade.com, Sona Charaipotra, Writing
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Last week, I wrote about my favorite APPs for writerly types — including Scrivener and Crashplan. There were a few others I kept wanting to add to the list, but then I realized they weren’t really APPs for writers — … Continue reading

Apps For Readers, Apps For Writers, Creative Writing, Entertainment, Feedly, Kindle, Kindle For iPad, MAGAZINE JOURNALISM, NEW YORK CITY, Overdrive, Sona Charaipotra, Writing
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Okay, so I admit it. While I love YA, I have a lot harder time getting back into the middle grade mind-frame. Obviously, it wasn’t always this way. Amongst my favorite books are titles like The Secret Garden and the long-running Babysitters Clubseries, … Continue reading

Blogging, Blogs We Love, CAKE LITERARY, Creative Writing, Entertainment, From The Mixed Up Files, Middle Grade Ninja, Sona Charaipotra, Writing
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Let’s face it. Technology can be a major time suck — especially if you’re like me and not super adept with it in the first place. But occasionally, you’ll trip over an APP that might just make your life easier. … Continue reading

Apps For Writers, Awesome Apps, Blogathon 2013, Blogging, Creative Writing, Freelance Writing, Sona Charaipotra, Writing, Writing Life
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Yesterday, I rounded up some of the best online communities for writers focusing on KidLit and YA. Blogs are another fabulous way to learn about the genres, from writers at different stages of their publishing path, from aspiring author to … Continue reading

Creative Writing, Fuse 8, John Green, Nova Ren Suma, Writing, Writing Life, Writing Resources
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Since graduating from my MFA program last year, I’ve been slacking big time on meeting my creative writing goals — even as I hound other people (like my husband Navdeep) on theirs. So, for the summer, I’ve decided to implement … Continue reading

CAKE LITERARY, Creative Writing, Sona Charaipotra, Writing, Writing Life
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Last year, I started the WordCount Blogathon off with a bang – I posted every day for about ten days, my visitors automatically increased, and it seemed like people were actually eager to read and interact. Then, of course, life … Continue reading

Blogathon 2013, Blogging, Freelance Writing, Sona Charaipotra, Writing, Writing Life
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