So You Want to Be an Author?
Round four of Cosmo’s career series is all about helping
The info you need to become a bestselling writer...as told to us by the experts!
What does it take to be a full-time author? How much does it pay? And how the h*ll do you get noticed by a publisher? Those are just some of the questions we were prepared to ask for this month’s career series on becoming a successful, published author. Over a working lunch, we sat down with some of India’s best women authors and what followed was an afternoon of literary conversations, tricks of the trade, and tonnes of useful advice. Our biggest takeaways—have a solid story, write everyday and plan long-term, baby!
“With books, promotion is critical! And sometimes, you need to do it yourself. When my book came out, I actually walked into stores to check where they had placed it—not seen is
Kishwar Desai “To be a good writer, you also need to be a
great reader. Read everything that comes your way—it’ll help you develop your
writing style .”
Aastha Atray Banan
“If you want to be a writer, do some kind of writing everyday—it could be a daily blog entry, an article, or something for your Facebook page. The idea is to never lose touch.” Meenakshi Reddy