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Bards of the Blogosphere Special - A Bard a Day - No.4 - Nupur Maskara

Have you heard of the Bards of the Blogosphere? If not, let me explain. We (because I'm a member too) are a group of Indian-based bloggers, randomly brought together by Blogadda, the Indian blogging hub. We are co-writing a novella.  It's well underway and is an exciting story of drama, intrigue, suspense and.....well, you'll just have to read it to find out.  The Bards are taking part inthe Game of Blogs, an activity promoted by Blogadda to #CelebrateBlogging.  Let's meet the Bards, one by one. On Wednesday, we met Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan. Thursday, we met the vivacious Divyakshi Gupta from Mumbai.  Yesterday, we met the multi-faceted Priyanka Roy Banerjee!  So today, it's the turn of the enigmatic Nupur Maskara.



NUPUR MASKARA ON THE WEB:

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Can you share a little about yourself?
My nickname’s Nutty. Doesn’t that say it all? J I love writing poetry, looking at sunsets and combining both these.

How are you enjoying being a Bard of the Blogosphere?
I’m loving being a BOB! I work from home for the major part of the week, so this is a good way to get my social quota J

How does it feel to co-write a novella?  Have you done this before?
Cowriting a novella makes it much more doable! I have trouble plotting, so many heads make lights, fridges, ovens work J As a poet, it is tough for me to string together a narrative. Also, it is easier to write one chapter rather than twenty! Haven’t done this before, but am hooked now.

Do you know the ending to the story? 
Nope, I don’t know the ending. I usually read plots on Wikipedia while watching movies as I tend to daydream. When I studied literature, I took notes so that I could keep track of what was happening!

Can you sum up this experience in a Tweet-sized sentence? 
I started off with not knowing my next sentence, but then I knew my highlights. Might even know the whole chapter I’m going to write, next!

AND NOW:  THE BOOK  (still a WIP/Work in Progress)

Week 1: 
Chapter 1 - Princess' Day Out
Chapter 2 - The Weekend Brunch
Chapter 3 - The Journey
Chapter 4 - The Phone Call
Chapter 5 - Through the Eyes of a Stranger
Chapter 6 - The Princess and her Pied Piper
Chapter 7 - Shadow play turns real
Chapter 8 - Mysterious Tattoo
Chapter 9 - The Confrontation

Week 2:
Chapter 1 - I'm coming to get you, Princess
Chapter 2 - The evening before
Chapter 3 - A Good morning
Chapter 4 - Trigger happy
Chapter 5 - The Calm before the storm
Chapter 6 - What lies beneath
Chapter 7 - Pandemonium
Chapter 8 - Whodunnit
Chapter 9 - The Divulgence

It's currently a free read online, with the different chapters found at the various blogs of the writers.  Please visit, follow the story and above all, respond. Leave comments on our posts and Facebook page.

The Bards are on Facebook:  Find us here

Comments

  1. Great interview, Maria. Loved reading Nupur's answers to your questions. Congratulations on your team's ranking :)

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  2. Awesome reading. Love learning a little about the authors that write these books we enjoy reading.

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