How To Be A Writer is an exclusive glimpse into the writing credo of Ruskin Bond, an author who has had an incredibly successful writing career spanning over seventy years. Published by HarperCollins, the book hit the shelves in October 2020.
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Writing for me is the simplest and greatest pleasure in the world.
How to be a Writer is peppered with nuggets of practical advice for every person who is aspiring to write and be published, all told in Ruskin Bond’s characteristic understated, tongue-in-cheek, humorous style.
So, what is it that a person requires the most to become a writer? A love of books, of language, of life, an observant eye and a good memory along with enthusiasm, optimism, and persistence. This book is an exclusive glimpse into the writing credo of Ruskin Bond, an author who has had an incredibly successful writing career spanning over seventy years.
About the Author
Ruskin Bond is one of India’s most well-known children’s writers. He received the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie.
Shamika Chaves is a children’s book illustrator and graphic designer based in Mumbai. She has worked on several children’s books, including her first two books as an author and illustrator, Your Journal Of Memories, and Happy Holidays!
Chaaya Prabhat is a graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist. After completing her M.A in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she is now working independently in Chennai. She has worked with several international clients such as picture-book and digital illustration projects.