Hi, my name is Anand Modha, and I like to think of myself as a writer. Not an author (you’d have to be published for that,) but a writer. The reason I think of myself as a writer is because I love it. I love stories in any shape or form. It can be a book, film, cleverly written tweet or even some graffiti. To me, stories are the way we communicate our emotions to one another and language is probably still our greatest achievement as a species (suck it Internet!) of which stories are one of its purest expressions.
The kind people at Novlr have asked me if I would blog for them. They have asked me to explore stories as a whole, to think about why we write, story theory, tips from writers, the works! I think part of the reason I was asked was because my day job is in innovation, and the underlying premise of that is to understand how something works, so you can make it better. Before I embarked on my journey to write my novel, I did a lot of research. I read almost any book I could find on stories and why we engage with them. I read as much as I could about how to write a story. What people look for, and what they engage with, and I hope that over the next few months I can share these ideas and things I found to help you all on your journeys to write your great novel.