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MOUNT SERMON: ON SALE NOW!

In Anu Lal, Mount Sermon on September 12, 2015 at 8:09 am

“Anu Lal, has done it again! A new Salman Rushdie in the making!”
___Siggy Buckley
Author, Next Time Lucky

 

Dear all,

The moment of childbirth, to see the graceful face of that new born, is one in a lifetime occasion. What I feel right now is not less than that. I am joyous to announce that my fifth book, Mount Sermon has been released in Amazon Kindle Store, as expected.

Here is the link for the book page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015923JX8

“In harmony with the fantasy-sating landscape of Cannanore and some of the characters from Wall of Colours and Other Stories – the first part of the trilogy, “Hope, Vengeance and History”, the author’s newly-cast storytellers and listeners of the written word entice their reading audience into an almost physical interaction from this book’s onset as well.”

__hülya n. yılmaz (Ph.D.) author, Trance (a tri-lingual book of poetry), senior lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University.

I hope you enjoy Mount Sermon and post your reviews Amazon and Goodreads.com.

Thank you for your continued support for my writing ventures.

God Bless you.

Anu Lal

Author, Mount Sermon.

PRAISES FOR MOUNT SERMON:

“Anu Lal’s stories have the breath of ancient storytellers, the wisdom of old days, and the immediacy of our contemporary age.”

___Irina Serban
Author, Hiding the Moon

“Author Anu Lal cleverly explores the psyche of his characters and analyzes the fine line between imagination and insanity while teaching us the strange relationships that exist between the characters and their environment,”
___Lena Winfrey Seder.
Author, The Metamorphosis of a Muslim – Autobiography of my Conversion

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Bestselling Blogs?

In Anu Lal, Books, Unclassified Intellugence on September 2, 2014 at 10:50 am
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Courtesy: Google

Blogging has been a sexy and engaging pastime for many. It’s been there for some years now. Although it seemed that the charm of blogging would wear out over the peak years of Facebook and Twitter, some recent political and cultural events have proved otherwise. Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by Taliban began to raise awareness for girls’ education in Pakistan as a blogger. Like Twitter and Facebook, blogging stayed too. Unlike in the past, where you may have had just one platform to blog, like this one you are currently reading, now many other websites offer blog-spaces. Interesting experiments take place in blogging, each day. One of the most important events that occurred recently in blogging in India was the introduction of Kindle ebooks into the world of blogging. Someone combined the flexibility of blogging with the reach and popularity of Kindle ebooks. This ‘Kindle blog’ came through BW Publishing. It’s our honor to be a part of this grand mission and historical event. The writer, whose mind dreamed this idea up is none other than the acclaimed author of the Hope, Vengeance and History Trilogy and the bestselling author of You Should Know How I Feel…, Mr. Anu Lal.

Click on the title for a sample: Unclassified Intelligence

Unclassified Intelligence

Unclassified Intelligence

Bestselling author Anu Lal has taken blogging to another level. The August-September edition of the kindle edition of his blog, The Indian Commentator is coming out this month through BW Publishing. His blog, The Indian Commentator is one of India’s leading blogs and the only blog with a Kindle monthly edition, known by the name, Unclassified Intelligence.

Publishing random blog-posts in a collection is a fascinating idea, not just for the blogger. The readers too can take a copy home and cherish those amazing and useful articles, fiction, or non-fiction, art or cooking, for generations to come. Anu Lal’s topics range from books to cultural events and from movies to cyber culture. Mr. Lal has also revealed to our editors, his hope that by the end of this year, he would be able to compile a collection of his popular articles on various topics in an omnibus book form.

Recently, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi Replied to one of his book-review tweets that involved the latest thriller in collaboration with author James Patterson, Private India. This book review has apparently been one of the top discussions in Linkedin too. Acclaimed by both national and International personalities, The Indian Commentator’s page views has shown a steady growth over the years. Thousands of readers visit his blog page http://anu-lal.blogspot.in/ every day.

Given below is the profile information on author Anu Lal, as seen on his blog:

Courtesy: The Indian Commentator

Courtesy: The Indian Commentator

The previous edition of Unclassified Intelligence has been a #2 and #3 bestseller in amazon.

Unclassified Intelligence

Unclassified Intelligence

The August-September edition of Unclassified Intelligence features eleven new articles, one of which is written by Dr. hülya n yılmaz, a published author, a freelance editor and a Liberal Arts college professor with an extensive teaching career. Her article titled “Don’t Think I Am an App!” appeared in the Indian Commentator previously.

According to Anu Lal, the idea of publishing blog articles in book form is very intimate. In his opinion, he himself would love to keep a personal copy of all that appeared on the blog over the years, in a printed book form. The amazing popularity offered by Kindle ebooks is the fact that directed him towards publishing collected non-fiction from his blog The Indian Commentator, in ebook format. However, he surely expects to bring out an omnibus edition in print by the end of this year.

“I would love to keep a printed copy of materials that appeared over the years in The Indian Commentator,” he says. When he approached BW Publishing, we were only glad to assist him in this endeavor. As one of our editors pointed out, Anu Lal’s readers too would love to keep a personal copy of his wonderful and soul-touching articles.

Truly, blogging has taken a new turn, here. Is it going backwards, to the world of books, from where it initially originated? One never knows. But the truth is, it all gets more and more exciting each time.

The previous edition of Unclassified Intelligence was made available free, and immediately, it shot into top positions in the bestseller list. Apparently, the editor was right in his comment about what Anu Lal’s readers might want.

The author has plans to release the August-September edition of Unclassified Intelligence in a week’s time. We are all set with the formatting and editing of the book and already gave him our GO. However, he is delaying the release for a few more days in order to include an unpublished and new article on “blogging” as a surprise gift for his readers.

Wow! When Author Anu Lal takes up his pen, who can ask for more!

For the time being, BW Publishing has to keep the reading community waiting.

Just a few more days.

Keep watching this space for more.

In Anu Lal, Books, Dhanya Krishna, Wall of Colours, You Should Know How I Feel... on March 23, 2014 at 7:23 am

Dear Bountiful Friends,

You are a special group of celestial beings, destined to come across and share love among each other. Bountiful Word Publishing realizes this fact. Therefore, we started a new endeavor in this direction. This endeavor we call YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW I FEEL…, a bunch of love stories by our author Anu Lal.

With extremely high quality of performance, we have created, yet again, a book that can stand the test of time and generations to be a true classic. The stories in You Should Know How I Feel… will no doubt be your favorite ones forever.

Anu Lal, the first Indian author to write a trilogy in short story collects is all set to conquer the world with his fresh and lyrical story telling style. His language conquers and charms the readers’ minds. Through You Should Know How I Feel… he is introducing Dhanya Krishna, a very talented writer, as his co-author.

The book contains a bonus story for all the loyal readers of Bountiful Word. A surprise awaits you at the end of the book, after the bonus story!

ON SALE NOW!

ON SALE NOW!

We wish you all, a very happy reading. It’s time to rekindle your passion and love, one more time.

The Kindle version of You Should Know How I Feel… is on sale through all amazon stores across the world.

Kindly let us know how you feel after reading the humble effort of ours. Tap here for a copy of You Should Know How I Feel…  Tap

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NEXT: Read an exciting article by author ANU LAL on the writing journey, in our next issue!

How to Handle the Fear to Write

In Writing Solutions on September 4, 2013 at 10:04 am
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Courtesy: Google Images

Oh my God! I desperately wanted to finish that story. Look! I have abandoned it. I had been working on it for the past one month. It’s been six weeks since I haven’t touched it. Would I be able to resume it? How could I do justice to the story, now, after such a long time of discontinuation? I do have some notes made from the times, while I worked on the stuff. I do not think those notes are of any help, anymore, though.

It is clear to me how vague the classification of writers would be if I categorized them based on such feelings as above. A writer, at almost all stages of his or her growth feels this way. Most of those super-successful writers may not experience it the same way, because they have the ability to pursue writing without bothering much about another day-job, but apparently have other issues that affect them the same way.

If writing gives a person immense pleasure or joy, and the person is forced to work in a bakery in order to make a living, the resulting conflict could damage the mental equilibrium of that person. Those person(s) who have no aptitude for working in a bakery, when forced to compromise their psychological ecosystem with the sophistication of an altogether different system of things, creative writing suffers. This is when one feels; “Oh my God! I desperately wanted to finish that story. Look! I have abandoned it.”

The fear for being not able to do justice to one’s work of a lifetime deserves wise handling. If not, it will consume the writer, wholly. The totality of all fears has their common grounding in the unknown. In the case of the above-mentioned writer, (let us call him Paul) the unknown part is the quality of his work. Paul does not know and fears this fact: how would it all turn out to be. How could I do justice to the story, now, after such a long time of discontinuation?

In order to undo the fear of the unknown, the simplest method can be the Jungian concept of assimilation of psychic realities. Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was a German psychoanalyst, whose groundbreaking theories on human mind, guided the world into a modern-renaissance. He argues about a specific course of action through which a human being can bring out the contents of his unconscious and experience it in the conscious level in order to alleviate the pressure from the unconscious side.

This same method is useful in undoing the fear for the unknown in Paul’s case. If Paul is uncertain of the results his work could bring him after a considerable gap in the process of writing, he should first, look at the results. There is only one way he can get the result—by completing the work. Paul just needs some gut feeling to cross the initial fear.

If one is stuck with the fear of how the work would turn out to be, the possibility of writing a book or a story is obliterated entirely. It is up to you to take that step courageously. Your work deserves to be born, simply because you have such strong feeling for it. Let your fears not obligate the stopping of your creative work.

Secrets of Motivation

In Working Freelance on November 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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If not anything else, muse should be motivation. Only motivation keeps an artist going; makes one practice and deliver the best. As a teacher and writer, there is no other form possible to conceive muse, in my personal understanding of how the stuff around us works. This stuff I am talking about is artistic perfection as well as professional obligation, a whole set of it. Be a writer or an artist working in the professional level, this is the one obligation that makes all the difference. Professional obligation involves keeping deadlines, making your craft close to perfection, being unaffected by sentimental impediments, etc.

Only a motivated individual can spend hours and hours practicing on one’s craft. Only he can expect to meet the glory day of meeting all the deadlines. As a teacher of English Literature, this is what I tell my students, “keep yourselves motivated, folks!” while I say this, I know it full well that such a thing as keeping one’s self motivated comes at a high price. In fact there is no such currency that could buy one such long hours of motivated focus. “It comes from within,” I tell those who raise their eyebrows at the earlier proclamation I had given them.

Indeed, it comes from within. But there has been a lack in proper documented understanding of how this mysterious and often mystical quality of motivation descends upon humans. But, not for long. Now, psychologists have come up with three ingredients for maintaining motivation in artists or students, (not for a human being…..lol). In the case of spiritual masters or practicing philosophers, apparently, a certain level of motivation in inherent, although as it seems, the place of its origin should not to be considered the ones described here. Probably, the motivation they require comes from their spiritual quest itself. In the article, it seems, the three ingredients are for artists and students, mainly.

Here is the article that appeared in Scientific American journal that simplifies these three ingredients and explains them. Let’s us see if we can consume them and can exhibit some decent motivation in our limping artistic life.

Article: Three Critical Elements Sustain Motivation