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Writing while on vacation has to be one of the most enjoyable things on planet earth. I went to Lake Kenyir last weekend, and though the only thing I really managed to write was a letter to my dad, I got a lot of writing done in my head.

There is nothing like fresh air, gorgeous views and dappled sunlight to fire the imagination or resolve knotty plot problems.

It is perhaps a regular rule for the subconscious, first think about a story a lot, then let it go on a back burner and soon enough, if you are lucky, the story will flow of itself.

I’ve been pretty lucky this week.

I went on a fishing trip and on a lake cruise in one of the biggest artificial lakes in Asia, and have come back with my heart full of images and emotions. I jotted down a few things, but now comes the other part.

So far it has not been difficult. To more such easy days this week, amen.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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