Ashwini Devare

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Ashwini Devare is the award-winning author of two books, Batik Rain (fiction) and Lost at 15, Found at 50 (memoir).
Ashwini's latest book, Lost at 15, Found at 50 is a coming of age memoir that chronicles her journey through various countries, against the backdrop of historic political events.
It was SHORTLISTED in the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 Creative Nonfiction category and was the WINNER in the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 Readers' Favourite for English.
Before becoming a full time writer, Ashwini was a broadcast journalist for over fifteen years. She has worked for BBC Asia and CNBC Asia.
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Ashwini Devare Writer’s Block is an affliction that many an author can succumb to, only if he or she allows it. It is only as daunting as you make it out to be.
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Writer’s Block is an affliction that many an author can succumb to, only if he or she allows it. It is only as daunting as you make it out to be.
Getting started is the best way to cure Writer’s Block, which is easier said than done! I try to overcome Writer’s Block by trying to write something everyday- even a paragraph or two is a good start. Even if I don’t feel particularly inspired or creative on a given day, I force myself to sit down at my desk and start writing. The idea is to get started and keep going, to not procrastinate, to not overthink.
If I am at a loss for words, which happens quite often and is a normal part of the writing process, I still try to put my ideas down. It’s better to have something to work with than nothing at all.
Once I have written something, I know I will revisit my work a few hours later. The editing process is my favorite part, that’s when you forget you even had Writer’s block, because now you are staring at a piece of writing which needs a lot of fixing and is screaming for your attention!
Remember Writer’s Block is a luxury- life is short and if you wait for that bolt of inspiration to strike, you might be waiting a very long time!

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Average rating: 4.1 · 48 ratings · 16 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lost at 15, Found at 50: Tr...

4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Batik Rain and Other Stories

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ALWAYS A FOREIGNER

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ALWAYS A FOREIGNER: A Memoir

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