YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS GONNA CELEBRATE…

You were the one, who was lonely and deserted in the beginning…

But you were the one for whom God created her with such sophistication…

You were the one who wowed seeing the beautiful her…

But you were the one who accused her to be the cause of your sin…

 

You were the one who caused her so much pain for whole nine months…

But you were the one for whom she rejoiced the most on your arrival…

You were the one for whom she stayed awake so that you sleep well in the night…

You were the one for whom she skipped her meals so that you can have the best…

 

You were the one who desired her…

But you were the one who betrayed her…

You were the one who made lewd comments on her…

And you were the one who blamed her to be indecent…

You were the one who promised to protect her as a brother…

But you were the one who raped her physically, mentally and emotionally…

 

You called her ‘Mom’ when you longed for her lap to rest the pained you…

You called her ‘Sister’ when you needed a friend to share your heart…

You called her ‘Wife’ when you’re desperate to hide your face in her bosom for comfort…

You called her ‘Daughter’ when you wanted to boast about yourself as the best father…

But you are the one who breached your relationship with her in so many ways…

You are the one who’s responsible for her condition today…

 

So today,

You are the one who’s gonna set everything right…

You are the one who’s gonna give the credit, value and care due to her…

You are the one who’s gonna liberate her from the bondage you have put her in…

You are the one who’s gonna respect her for who she has been in your life all these time…

You are the one who’s gonna acknowledge her contribution in your life…

You are the one who’s gonna celebrate her as the Woman of Substance and Sacrifice…

WISHING ALL THE WOMEN A RESPECTFUL WOMAN’S DAY!

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DELIGHTED TO WRITE THE 1001ST POST

It is really unbelievable for me that finally we could cross this  Milestone of posting 1000 posts (includes articles, poems and quotes). When Candles Online was started in 11 July 2015 the 1st articleThank You” was written by Rajnandini and tonight the 1000th articleDon’t Turn a Blind Eye, Raise Your Voice” was written by Kuljeet Saini. And while achieving this feat we also had broke our previous records which were quite astounding when I calculated myself. Have a look at them as follows:

Articles, Poems & Quotes: 1001
Topics discussed: 122
Authors Contributing: 34
Comments left: 4153
Story Relays: 3
Countries Reached: Over 155
Followers till now: 2202

I praise God as He has been so faithful all these years because when we started, we were just 7 in the team and look now, we are more than 30 today. It started as a Webzine but now, I think we are a community where, there are many readers, followers and visitors who are being added to us, the authors of Candles Online daily. I feel so grateful to all my co-authors whom I call my angels who have been so passionate as I am till now.

I know, this is just the beginning and we will be going farther than this as we are growing rapidly fulfilling our objectives of:

 

  • Motivating and Inspiring a fearful, discouraged, depressed human…

  • Igniting the spark in a lost and passive soul to understand the meaning of life…

  • Creating Awareness about self, family, community and country as a whole…

  • Transforming lives lifted out from the pit of darkness to light of life…

 

Congratulations my dear angels! Let’s keep up the good work enthusiastically that we have started together as I am certain that God, who has begun the good work within us, will continue His work until it is finally finished.

Stay Blessed!!!

 

DO’S & DON’T’S IN STORY RELAY – TIPS FROM MY EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS

Dear Readers,

Greetings from Candles Online!

Hope you all are enjoying being on here and getting motivated by our articles.

As you all know, Story Relay has been a new initiation by us on Candles Online and it’s an absolutely new experience for the whole team. And all of us enjoyed writing a story together day after day till it finishes on the 7th day (14th day for the last relay) of the week. Moreover, the readers also appreciated the endeavor. Some of them also said that they could relate well with the stories that we wrote.

Till now we could write 3 stories in a relay format. And all three stories reflected the problems of females. The first one was of a frustrated married lady, the second one was of a desperate mom and the third one was of a single woman in despair.  My co-authors were amazing in building all three stories to bring out some moral out of them.

After the successful completion of these story relays I thought of jotting down few tips and observations for all of us to know and understand. These tips might be helpful for my co-authors as well as many bloggers and writers those who visit our sites regularly or occasionally.

  1. The starter of a story has to be absolutely bland in my opinion but it has to incite interests in the minds of the next writers as well as the readers to explore the openings creatively.
  2. The title of the starter should be such on which a novella can be built. The title should guide an extender to extend the story further.
  3. Each extension should contain maximum of two or three scenes… not more than that or else it will be very boring and confusing for the next writer.
  4. Each scene should be dealt well, realistically… not just in a touch and move ahead style. Each scene should be carefully explained with minute to minute details.
  5. Twists in an extension are good but it should always align with the theme of the starter or the title.
  6. Unnecessary twists are troublesome. And a twist is not always appreciable. In fact, a lead is more important than a twist.
  7. A story relay is not a competition between writers but a team work. Sometimes, a writer has to just extend the story further by detailing the same scene as left by the previous writer.
  8. Keeping the minute details in mind about the places, times, dates and days mentioned by the previous writers is of utmost importance.
  9. Never bring the obvious at an early stage, instead leave it open for the subsequent writers. Keep the suspense intact in your piece. Learn the art of postponing the obvious interestingly poised for the next writer to extend.
  10. At the end I would like to encourage you all to do little research about the scenario you are planning to write. You need to know “Why Research Is Important For A Fiction Writer“.  Follow the link and read the article written by my co-author Pradita. She has given some very valid points which can help in story relays as well.

I am pleased to write this article addressing you, my valuable readers on behalf of my team. And henceforth, I will keep in touch with you time to time through such bulletins.

Till then, Good Night!

Chiradeep