Going On…

Hi, This week, I have some updates regarding my recent writings. Those who have been following this blog may already be familiar with the fact that I started this blog to publish weekly updates during the process of writing the second draft of my first novel Beyond the Dark Sun. But as it happens, I … Continue reading Going On…


Project Abandonment

Hi, I have a small confession to make. Those who have been reading this blog since its beginning already know why it came into existence. Those who haven't, allow me catch you up: for the past three years (now four), I have been trying to work on a novel trilogy, still working on the first … Continue reading Project Abandonment

Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

“There are moments, Hasan, when I like to think that the stars are bullet-holes. For every bullet shot by an oppressor there springs to life a star, with so great a radiance that it can never be put out, it can never be imprisoned. But if that really were true, the last three months in … Continue reading Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

On Writing Imperfect Characters

Hello again! Welcome back. This week I want to talk about writing imperfect characters. When I was fresh with the idea of my book, writing characters was difficult yet fun. Bringing Antarman to life was filled with so many emotions and prospects that it did not seem hard. As a result, when I had to … Continue reading On Writing Imperfect Characters

Update for Missing the Last Two Sundays

First of all, I would like to apologise for missing out this Sunday and the one before it. I was busy because of the exams; the next one is on 21st. Moreover, things have been sort of down and I haven’t been able to write, primarily because I have completed the first draft and I … Continue reading Update for Missing the Last Two Sundays

About the Story and its Origin

If you have been reading my blog since the beginning, you have my thanks. This week I will finally talk a little about the book I’m writing and how the idea was conceived. But first things first. I started this blog with the hope of making it a professional blog someday, and maybe even my … Continue reading About the Story and its Origin

Remembering Chris Cornell

One of things that really keep me hooked to music is that when you have something on your mind, perhaps some sort of struggle, a burden that is yours to bear, and you are a bit exhausted, but you know you have to go on. You may not have the strength for it, but you … Continue reading Remembering Chris Cornell


I’m working on a dream Though sometimes it feels so far away I’m working on a dream And I know it will be mine someday These are the lyrics to the title track of the 2009 album ‘Working on a Dream’ by Bruce Springsteen. This is the song I fall back on when I find … Continue reading FIRST HURDLE IN WRITING THE SECOND DRAFT