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14 stellar stories & inspiring quotes on writing. Source of insipration for aspiring writers & for all those who wish to re kindle their love for reading short stoies.

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Graham, Daniel, their friendship, life and death.
Vampires, guardians' adventures at night. Coffee, love and a new couple. Imli and her mother in a complex web of darkness. A small town girl c
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Paperback, First, 160 pages
Published September 25th 2015 by Half Baked Beans
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Dhivya Balaji
Feb 07, 2016 Dhivya Balaji rated it liked it
FIRST IMPRESSION:

Some books have covers. And some books have exquisite pieces of art covering the contents. Some books have simple, plain covers that might not give any indication of the great content inside. And then there are books that give the exact hint about the nature and style of story(ies) they might contain. These books are also complemented by simply beautiful covers and a nice title that would intrigue and interest the reader.

First Brush on The Canvas is a collection of 14 stories f
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Mahathi Ramya
Dec 15, 2015 Mahathi Ramya rated it liked it
This book is a collection of stories of 3 genres - Love, comedy and Horror. These are handpicked stories edited by Priyanka Roy Banerjee from nationwide short story competition organized by writersmelon.com. So, I expected them to be the best of a lot and it didn't disappoint me at all. I didn't enjoy stories from comedy section. All other stories are fantastic.

I loved the quotes before each story. Some which I liked,

There is only one tip for good writing - the subject or the story should have a
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Shoma Abhyankar
Nov 15, 2015 Shoma Abhyankar rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers of all tastes
Usually I am not impulsive when buying anything and more so from on-line portals. This time, however, I bought a book on-line, impulsively…. First Brush on Canvas by WritersMelon…And honestly I have not regretted buying it!
Outcome of a nationwide contest ‘Melonade’ with stories that were judged by Ashwin Sanghi, Preeti Shenoy and Arnab Ray, this collection of short stories is a first for authors of stories as well as for WritersMelon.
The book has stories divided into sections ‘Romance’, ‘Comedy’
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Vinay Leo R.
Mar 28, 2016 Vinay Leo R. rated it it was ok
Favorite stories:
• Tina, by Diptee Raut
• The Murder, by Arunav Chaudhary
• Godliness, by Abhishek Mukherjee
• An Adoption, by Uttiya Roy

Points in favor:
+ All stories were interesting
+ Cover art, though it can be more vibrant
+ Editing was quite acceptable

Points against:
- Classification into genres doesn’t work as most stories don’t seem to fit the genre

A one-time read with some good stories.

Actual rating: 2.5 stars


Vinay Leo R. | Review at A Bookworm's Musing
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