Geetanjali Mukherjee

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Geetanjali Mukherjee grew up in India, spending her early years in Kolkata, and then attending high school in New Delhi. She attended the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, to read law as an undergraduate. She further pursued her academic interests at Cornell University, USA, earning a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in human rights and social justice. She is also a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, United States.

Geetanjali's first book, "Seamus Heaney: Select Poems", is in its 6th edition currently, published by Rama Bros. India. Geetanjali also regularly blogs about creativity and productivity at her blog Creativity@Work. Geetanjali currently lives in Singapor
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Geetanjali Mukherjee Well, unfortunately, I usually deal with writer's block by simply not writing, or rather moving on to another project. It doesn't mean I abandon the…moreWell, unfortunately, I usually deal with writer's block by simply not writing, or rather moving on to another project. It doesn't mean I abandon the project, it just means it takes me longer to get through it than I would like. This is something I am working on - on getting through the block, or around it. In fact, I have started to believe that there isn't really any such thing as a real block - instead either I have to make some decision or solve some problem about the book, or I am getting hung about quality and not letting myself write.

My favorite strategy to bust blocks - read lots of writing books, and blogs of prolific authors. In fact, I have a list of books I re-read when I am struggling on a specific project. And I try to get inspired by other authors who are working, one of the reasons I started a project on my blog interviewing other authors about their writing process. I am constantly looking for tips and tricks to be more productive creatively.
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Geetanjali Mukherjee There are a lot of wonderful things about being a writer, but I think the best thing is that you get to spend time diving into your memories or your…moreThere are a lot of wonderful things about being a writer, but I think the best thing is that you get to spend time diving into your memories or your imagination, depending on the kinds of books you write, and fish out interesting tidbits that you can then craft into something that others are willing to read.

I don't know about you, but usually when I start talking, most people get bored and walk away. But when I am writing, I can write as much and as long as I like, because if someone doesn't like it and walks away, I won't know and can't get hurt. But conversely, when someone does like what you wrote, and writes a review, or tells you how wonderful it was, that is the best feeling in the world, worth any number of hours spent alone typing.

That said, I love to spend time alone typing. I think if I didn't, I couldn't be a writer. Telling people I am writing is a fabulous excuse for holing myself indoors for long stretches of time. It's also a great excuse to read - I can read tons of books and watch as many movies as I like and just pretend it's research.

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Today I have a guest post from YA author Doug Solter on why he writes YA fiction. 
First, I would like to thank Geetanjali for allowing me do a guest post on her blog. Today I'd like to share with you why I write young adult fiction. I sometimes ask myself this question, “why do I like writing stories about teenagers?” Shouldn’t I be writing about the adult experience? Isn’t that more of a “ser... Read more of this blog post »
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“I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.”
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