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Renita D'Silva

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I love nothing better than to lose myself in a good book. The only thing that comes close to the feeling I get when I read is when I am writing. I am the author of 'Monsoon Memories','The Forgotten Daughter','The Stolen Girl', 'A Sister's Promise', 'A Mother's Secret', 'A Daughter's Courage', 'Beneath An Indian Sky', 'The Girl In The Painting'. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them.

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Renita D'Silva Hi Devika, My books do follow a rough sequence yes, but they are very character driven. All my books have alternating narratives, so I get each charac…moreHi Devika, My books do follow a rough sequence yes, but they are very character driven. All my books have alternating narratives, so I get each character's story down first and then fiddle with the structure, move chunks about. I don't plan in any great detail, having only a vague idea where the story is going. I put my characters in the situations I have created for them and see what they do, how they behave and let them lead me. (less)
Renita D'Silva I read other authors. I cook. I catch up on housework. I take a complete break from writing and, as it happens, in a day or two, when I am doing somet…moreI read other authors. I cook. I catch up on housework. I take a complete break from writing and, as it happens, in a day or two, when I am doing something completely unrelated, washing the dishes, say, or reading an author in a genre very different to mine, I will get an idea and will be suffused with the desire to set it down on paper. (less)
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The Forgotten Daughter

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Beneath an Indian Sky

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Monsoon Memories

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The Stolen Girl

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The War Child

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The Girl in the Painting

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A Daughter's Courage

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The Orphan's Gift

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A Thousand Word Photo Story

“Waves rise to the height of mountains, playful one moment, raging the next, fury bursting hope in a foamy slick.”

I LOVED writing this 1000 word story inspired by this photograph by http://davidemonteleone.com/vf9o1nhtal4jsnppd675mf9uo6ylp2 as part of A Thousand Word Photo Project https://www.athousandwordphotos.com/aboutathousandwordphotos collaborating to bring new short stories to stroke patien

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“She liked the way a ray of mild autumn sun infiltrating the thick cluster of trees caught a reddish orange leaf swirling in the wind and transformed it golden yellow. She liked that it wasn’t a leaf she recognised, that she could name or associate with her past.”
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“What wouldn’t my people give for a few bites of the biryani she ordered me to throw away yesterday because she said it smelt?”
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“Where are the coconut trees bowing allegiance to the wind, the wide open spaces, the verdant green fields?”
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