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About Writer’s Ezine: When Alfred Hitchcock said “Ideas come from everything” little did he know that everything would mean literally everything in this world. Taking inspiration from him, two fellow bloggers and friends – Namrata and Arti debated one day the exact meaning of Freedom of Expression and its rightful usage is today’s times. And so was born Writer’s Ezine, a monthly literary online magazine (E-zine) with the intention of providing platform to emerging as well as established writers from around the world. Born out of a need and a necessity of solely being able to express all that one feels, thinks and understands Writer’s Ezine is one place where writing and creativity

come together to ensure a wonderful experience to the reader. As you read along and turn a page you will find your mind wandering into places you never thought of before, making you sit up and question the biggest mystery of all times – LIFE. This is one place where readers, writers, poets, photographers, idealists, thinkers, atheists, believers and story-tellers all will be in sync with creativity. As mentioned on our website; December 2015 Issue of Writer’s Ezine is a special edition featuring the already published contributors. Front Cover photo © Elangorana. Cover designed by Pothi.com Printed by Pothi.com The copyright of the work published in this

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magazine remains with the author of the individual work. Please contact the authors and Writer’s Ezine if you need to use the content. Visit Writer’s Ezine (www.writersezine.com) Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/writ ersezine) Twitter (https://twitter.com/writ ers_ezine) Send us an email (admin@writersezine.com ) About Administrator: Administrator, Editor, Promotions & Marketing Manager, Web-designer, Strategist & Relationship Advisor: Arti Honrao: www.artihonrao.in

Do check out our First Print Magazine Pothi: http://bit.ly/1sieaH8 Amazon: http://bit.ly/1AKWxnA Flipkart: http://bit.ly/1x6IRZn

The Kindle version of the magazine (Volume I to VI – April 2014 to September 2014) is available at http://www.amazon.in/d p/B00TWOLKO0

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Do check out our Second Print Magazine Pothi: http://bit.ly/1GbzB7S

The Kindle version of the magazine (Volume VII to XII –October 2014 to March 2015) is available at http://www.amazon.in/g p/product/B00WANSPA W

Do Check Anniversary Issue:

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Even though Writer’s Ezine would not publish anymore issues in future; the already published content would still be available for the readers and so would be the android and iOS app of Writer’s Ezine. Check the preview of the app before downloading: http://bit.ly/1XP6jHd Our App for Android: http://bit.ly/1GY490b Our App for iOS: http://apple.co/1lIUuk7

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Segments Ezine

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Writer’s

Prompt of the Month

Author’s Quill

Books are magical and the ones who create them are magicians. Author's Quill is a segment that will bring all those magicians to recreate some of the magic through their quills, as they know it the best! As we all love to hear what they have to say, WE brings to you some of your favourite authors in this segment. Month on month WE will invite amazing authors to wield the magic of their quill and take you to their magic land which only they can create. Read what they have to share with you!

WE believes that at times creativity looks for a muse. So here we attempt to give you a muse month on month that will tickle your creative buds and let your imagination take a flight. The rules remain the same. The prompt remains open till the last date of submission for the next month’s issue. i.e. till 20th of the month to be considered to the next month’s.

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Literati

A bi-monthly column which will bring to you interesting tits-bits about literature starting from authors to their books, everything that you ever wanted to know about it is here now. Join our columnist Aneesha Myles Shewani as she takes you along on a journey where the smell of books is in the air!

Cook-N-Tell

Till now Writer's Ezine managed to gather various flavours of romance, suspense, mystery, longing, pain, life, death, thriller... every chapter a new story and every poem a new song. And that is when we realised WE missed out on a very interesting flavour - one that adds a zing to it. So here we are, presenting Cook-N-Tell a bimonthly column which will have some amazing, mouth-watering, easy-tomake dishes!

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All-time Contributors of Writer’s Ezine April 2014 Issue: Babban Jee, Anshul Gautam, Ram Govardhan, Rahul Miglani, Ayyappan Pillai, Tarang Sinha, Chad M. Horn, Ammey Kesarkar, Rachna Sharma, Shubhanshu Singh, Aneesha Myles Shewani, Mark A. Murphy, R. D. McManes, Sayantini Bhattacharya, Sakshi Raina, Ketki Yennemadi, Shailaja Vishwanath, Ritika Gupta, Simran Kaur, Vaisakhi Mishra, Priya Anand, Srishti Singh, Amith P. Kumar, Anamika Mishra, Rohan Kachalia, Sandeep Sharma & Ruchira Khanna May 2014 Issue: Chetan Dubey, Archana K. B, Dhiren Shah, Sumitro Banerjee, Susmita Shroff, Steve Klepetar, Janaki Nagaraj, Priya Anand,

Sushant Yennemadi, Usha Narayanan, Abhijit Nambiar, Murli Melwani, Saranya Iyer, Nishima Avasthi, Joan McNerney, Alokita Jha, Lokesh Chauhan, Anukriti Jain, Sridevi Nayak K, Gayatri Aptekar, Parvathy, Vipin Bhargava, Shweta Chooramani, Hima Mehta, Ompriya Tripathi, Sonal Agrawal, Nidhi Chawla & Pratikshya Mishra. June 2014 Issue: Gloria Monaghan, Priyanka Dey, Purba Chakraborty, Sreelekha Chatterjee, Sfurti Sinha, Beloo Mehra, Kiran Manral, Meera Sundararajan, Shloka Shankar, Jayshree Murali, Priya Anand, Prachi Sharma, Meera Shashidhara, Arathi Harihar, Anvi Mehta, Paul M. Strohm, Animesh Ganguly, Nibha Gupta, Shelly Rathee, Suraj Zala & Harsh Patel.

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July 2014 Issue: Leela Pal Chaudhuri, Prachi Priyanka, Isha Sharma, Jini Maxin, Anju Renjith, Jashodhara Mukherjee, Natasha Borah Khan, Deepak Kripal, Swathi Shenoy, Adishi Gupta, Pradip Kumar Biswas, Aruna Lakshmi Ramu, Anca Mihaela Bruma, Nelton D’Souza, Archana Shivamani Rao, Soumya Prasad, Ada Wiam, Himanshu Shekher, G. S. Subramanian & Hiten Solanki. August 2014 Issue: Amrita Goswami, Preethi Venugopal, Sunanya Pal, Daneshwari S Mirji, Odellia Firebird, Sadiya Sayad, Farah Siddiqui, Zeenat Mahal, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, Devika, Soumyaa Verma, Nidhi Saxsena, Binod Bastola, Shubhangi Srikanth, Oindrila De, Uma Chellappa & K Parathasarathi.

September 2014 Issue: Parvathy, Jini Maxin, R. D. McManes, Amrita Goswami, Simran Kaur, Swathi Shenoy, Srishti Singh, Susmita Shroff, Oindrila De, Farah Siddiqui, Pratikshya Mishra, Viditi Bhargava, Rohan Kachalia, Aneesha Myles Shewani, Nidhi Chawla, Soumya Prasad, Nibha Gupta, Animesh Ganguly, Hima Mehta, G. S. Subramanian, Isha Sharma, Chetan Dubey, Alokita Jha, Ada Wiam, Soumyaa Verma, Nishima Avasthi, Meera Sundararajan, Purba Chakraborty, Daneshwari S. Mirji, Ompriya Tripathi, Babban Jee, Beloo Mehra, Mark A Murphy, Janaki Nagaraj, K Parthasarathi & Abhijit Nambiar. October 2014 Issue: Elangorana Nadar, Madhusmita Phukon, Ranjini S, Vinitha Dileep, Rushabh Gandhi,

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Jagannathan R, Mrunalini Velankar, Strider Marcus Jones, Zainab Attari, Ayush Surolia, Vivek Kumar Tiwari, Ellen A Santos Diaz, Viji Nathan, Arjun Jayant, Pooja Nair, Chung Chin-yi & Ruchi Singh. November 2014 Issue: Maitreyee, Amreen Bashir Shaikh, Vimeesh Maniyur, Lavanya Donthamshetty, Fre Thought, Megha Haware, Mayura Chetan Honrao, Aarohi Agarwal, Sam Rapth, Parmita Dubey, Asmitha, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Sruthi K, Bertram Allan Mullin, Sagher, Divyakshi Gupta & Andrew Scott. December 2014 Issue: Anmol Rawat, Kartika Narayanan, Nitin Rawat, Pijush Kanti Deb, Viju Sudhi, Aathira Jim, Srikant Rao, Huma Masood, Darlene P.

Campos, Rohit Agrawal, Shubhangi Srivastava, Harshita Goel, Lakshmi K, Neha Goswami Dwivedi, Janice Thomson, Jennifer Sharmila & Rohan Pillay. January 2015 Issue: Percy Kerry, Chitralekha Sreejai, Ashna Banga, Pankti Mehta, Mahesh Sowani, Preetika Dubey, Naina Manchanda, Poonam Khanduja, Jatin Kuberkar, Payal Agarwal, Kalpanaa Waghela, Jinal Dudhani & Jeniffer Ehidiamen. February 2015 Issue: Sid Balachandran, Meenal Sonal, Abhijit Narayan, Chitra Ramadas, Shashank Tiwari, Ridham Mahajan, Arish Dhawan, Khushboo, Farhan Shaikh, Subbaram Danda, Smita Omar, Kavitha Murali & Amrita Sabat.

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March 2015 Issue: Asad Ali Junaid, Nbada Sibanda, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Manish Purohit, Sheri L Wright, Natasha Badsha, Amita, Sri Ashok, Samjoth Sashidharan, Shruthi Raghunandan, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Nigharika G, David Johnson, Lucile Barker, Salvwi Prasad, Divya Parwani & Swati. April 2015 Issue: Sid Balachandran, Zainab Attari, Kartika Narayanan, Oindrila De, Kalpanaa Waghela, Naina Manchanda, Ruchira Khanna, Daneshwari S Mirji, Ompriya Tripathi, Ranjini S, Ram Govardhan, Jatin Kuberkar, Chung ChinYi, Asmitha, Jagannathan R, Meera Sundararajan, Pratikshya Mishra, Maitreyee, Sunayna Pal, Soumya Prasad, Aruna Lakshmi Ramu, Shubhangi

Srivastava, Sagher Manchanda, Ada Wiam, Janice Thomson, Viji Nathan, Manish Purohit, Sayantini Bhattacharya, Simran Kaur, Parvathy, Farah Siddiqui, Arathi Harihar, Divya Parwani, Janaki Nagaraj, Sri Ashok, K.Parthasarathi, Natasha Badsha, Poonam Khanduja, Anita, Nigharika G, Aura of Thoughts (MeenalSonal) & Murli Melwani. May 2015 Issue: Tejas Limkar, Aishwarya Chitransh, Nikita Goel, Ajay Vyas, Rohan Pillai A, Ajay Pai, Anindita Baidya, Avijeet Das, Rashmi Jain, Brunda Rajesh, Ashwini G, Sankaranarayanan L & Khushboo Singh. June 2015 Issue: Anjali Rajasekaran, Sweety, Brunda Rajesh, Ruby Shiv, Viyoma R, Jithin, Nandhini, Apurva Kandicuppa, Dipanwita Chakraborty, Sachin

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Prabhu & Gowthama.

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July 2015 Issue: Saravana Kumar Murugan, Mrinal Chatterjee, Vineet Kalucha, Biki Mahanta, Anita Sahu, Hiral Thakkar, Shashank Bhardwaj, Mohinder Paul Verma, Subham Srivastava, Nikhil Pandey & T. R. Gowthama. August 2015 Issue: Mohan Murti Shandilya, Sreesha Divakaran, Vikram Pratap, Kalpana Mishra, Revreme, Vinny Evelyn, Shahrukh Jamal, Shanya Sharma & Namitha Varma. September 2015 Issue: Sid Balachandran, Subbaram Danda, Biji Nathan, Maitreyee Rao, Soumya Prasad, Ajay Pai, Murli Melwani, Dipanwita Chakraborty, Geetika Gupta, Shashank Bhardwaj, Parmita

Dubey, Naina Manchanda, Ajay Vyas, Ram Prasath, Amreen Bashir Shaikh, Chitralekha Sreejai, Ketki Yennemadi, Natasha Badsha, Ranjini S, Poonam Khanduja, Piyush Kanti Deb, Biki Mahanta, Swati Abhay, Nishima Avasthi, Purba Chakraborty, Nikhil Pandey. October 2015 Issue: Anugya Sinha, Vishal Sharma, Trupti Pramod Talegaon, Megha Rana, M Kaarthika, Swati Chandak, Ilhem Issaoui, Jeydevi Venkataraman. November 2015 Issue: Lynn White, Sunila Khemchandani, Chetan Dubey, Jeydevi Venkataraman, Saswata Maitra, Parvathy, Aakash Sagar Chouhan, Aneesha Myles Shewani, Civa Bhusal, Asha Krishna.

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In This Issue 1. End of the Season – Poem by Lynn White 2. The Greatest Healer, Time – Poem by Purba Chakraborty 3. Yours and Mine Love – Poem by Nishima Avasthi 4. Black is the Night – Poem by Ilhem Issaoui 5. After – Poem by Chitralekha Sreejai 6. Caged Thoughts – Poem by Amreen Shaikh 7. Book Review – Shadow of the Dark Soul by Sukhmani Gandhi 8. Author Interview – Sukmani Gandhi 9. Completion – Poem by Kalpana Mishra 10.Few Colors – Prompt Winner Poem by Aakash Sagar Chouhan 11.On Our Third Anniversary – Non-fiction by Anugya Sinha 12.Scripts and Books – Literati by Aneesha Myles Shewani 13.You Will See a New Me – Poem by Viyoma R 14.Book Review – Seeking Redemption by Madhu Vajpayee 15.Author Interview – Madhu Vajpayee 16.Chasing a Dream Husband – Short Story by Subbaram Danda 17.From One Point to Another – Author’s Quill by Anamika Mishra 18.Fortune in the Belly – Poem by Geetika Gupta (1st Prize – flashback contest) 19.Saturated – Poem by Samjoth Sashidharan (2nd Prize – flashback contest) 20.The Mysterious Power – Short Story by K Parthasarathi (3rd prize winner – flashback contest) 21.Life – Not a Gift for Everyone –Non-fiction by Chetan Dubey 22.The Vrindavan Widow – Short Story by Leela Pal Chaudhari 23.This is Goodbye – Short Story by Shailaja Vishwanath 24.Beginnings – Poem by Huma Masood 25.Abandoned Soul – Shor story by Chitra Ramadas 26.Building His Own Luck – Photography by Ayyappan Pillai 27.Remembering Rizwan – Short Story by Percy Kerry 28.Night Above the Valley – Fiction – Jennifer Sharmila 29.The Last Walk – Once Again – Fiction by Natasha Badsha 30.Fear Factor – Photography by Dhiren Shah 31.The Unheard Squawk – Poem by Sadiya Sayad 32.Colors Never Fade – Prompt Poem by Rishabh Pandey 33.Lost Peace – Poem by Simran Kaur 34.The Known Stranger – Short Story Series by Shahrukh Jamal 35.An Ode to the Dreamcatcher – Poem by Harshita Goel Writer’s Ezine – writing one word at a time www.writersezine.com | admin@writersezine.com| Facebook: /writersezine | Twitter: @writers_ezine


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The Story Behind the End of a Wonderful Journey

From April 2014 to December 2015, it has been a wonderful journey of 21 Issues, 69,265 page views, 536 posts, 275+ contributors, 1,595 Facebook followers, 173 Twitter Followers and 82 Newsletter subscribers. WE couldn't have asked for more! When Writer’s Ezine was started we did not know it would make so much difference in the literary world. Along the journey as we published more than 100 contributors did we begin to realize that people appreciate our contribution in the publishing industry!

So, when I finally had to take the decision to shut down Writer’s Ezine; it was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to take in my life. I spent many sleepless nights trying to figure things out; to find a way through what had happened. When nothing seemed to help I finally had to take a firm decision and it was confirmed by a quote I read on one of the online magazines "The shelf life and lifespan of literary magazines was never guaranteed. That should have been an understanding from the start. The moments of permanence in that universe are rare.”

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I will write later about the reason why this quote had the kind of effect it had on me. Once I announced it on our Facebook Page; as expected, our loyal readers and contributors were shocked and sad to hear the news. A few patrons of Writer’s Ezine even offered to volunteer to keep the magazine running. I had to refuse politely. As much as I wanted this magazine to continue; I had to stand by the decision that I had taken. Many readers approached me to understand the reason behind my decision and I kept giving excuses, until I realized that they deserve to know the truth. I had said earlier that it was becoming difficult to juggle the magazine, my writing and personal

commitments. However, like many of our readers, I knew that it was not entirely true. I always had the option of making the magazine quarterly which would have definitely reduced the workload. However, it wouldn't have addressed what was really bothering me. … Read more in the issue. Buy kindle version: http://amzn.to/1Z3TC8 B Print version would soon be available on Pothi.com please visit our website: http://www.writersezine. com for the link to buy your copy. Please note: December 2015 Issue would be the last issue of Writer’s Ezine.

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Born out of a need and a necessity of solely being able to express all that one feels, thinks and understands Writer’s Ezine is one place wh...

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Born out of a need and a necessity of solely being able to express all that one feels, thinks and understands Writer’s Ezine is one place wh...

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