Twinkle Khanna dishes out tips on how to write well

The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, published by Juggernaut Books is Twinkle Khanna’s latest book that is touted to be a great read on people and lives in small-town rural India. Khanna, who tried her hand at acting but in her recent interview with Koffee with Karan, said that she was horrible at her job has given a leading Indian publication about her tips to write well:

1.Read everything you can get your hands on: Programme your mind to read all the time and everywhere—even in the bathroom, skim through the lines printed on the back of shampoo bottles and sanitary napkin packets.

2.Eat carbohydrates: All these protein diets may help you twirl prettily in a size-2 dress but if you want your mind to take a few marvelous leaps then you have to give it the food it needs.

3.Live in the world of probabilities: Examine things with a magnifying glass made up only of what-ifs.

4.Find a tolerant family: These kind folk must accept the fact that you may sit at your desk for hours at a time while spouting vague excuses like ‘I will come out later, it’s too hot’ or ‘Don’t come close, there are insects on my desk!’

5.Walk, run, cycle: When you live inside your head for such long periods of time, you have to open the windows, air it out a bit, let sunlight stream into all the dark and dusty corners of your mind.

6.Relish being an oddball: Well-behaved, well-adjusted people are hopeless storytellers and, honestly, terribly boring

- Suneela Kirloskar