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sister of my heart | sister of my heart

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One of my favorite methods of creating characters is the use of voice--how a particular character speaks or thinks.  Before I begin writing, I try to hear the character in my head. If I'm lucky, I'll come up with a memorable sentence right away (even if ultimately that doesn't appear in the...
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In my novel Sister of My Heart, when Anju and Sudha, the two cousins who are the protagonists of the book, are still little, their aunt, Pishi, cooks several special desserts for them. This one, payesh, is very traditional in Bengal, the part of India where I come from and where Sister of My...
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Friends, Many of you have been discussing my novel Sister of My Heart on my Facebook page, and also telling me that you want more recipes, so I thought I'd combine them in this post! Additionally, it's a tribute to my mother, who passed away in 2010. Do let me know if you like it, & if you...
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Ok, you folks are getting really good at figuring out the quotations I've been putting into the blog, so here's a more difficult one: "It is only the story . . . that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence." I'll give you 2 hints. 1. It's...