I'm a Social Media Entrepreneur, Professor of Digital Marketing, Author of 5 books, Podcaster and an Organic Farmer.


Kiruba Shankar

iPhone 5S Vs Nexus 5

I wrote this column in Deccan Chronicle not as a reviewer but as a customer. I’m in the market to buy a new smartphone and as any serious buyer would do, researched hard. I narrowed it down to an iPhone5S and a Nexus 5. This column actually helped me decide which phone to buy.

Scrivener, my writing tool

I have recently started using Scrivener as my writing tool. I have found this useful over MS Word especially for organizing my thoughts. However, am a newbie and just started to scratch around. Does someone here use Scrivener extensively? Would love to get some tips.

Write or Die

Here’s a great video on how to write well. Applicable for both bloggers and authors. Its one hour well spent. Scott Berkun is a professional writer and author of four books. Ever since I started planning for the Book Authoring Retreat (http://Kiruba.com/authoring), I consciously keep hunting for such great writing resources. The workshop has given me that focus.

Start of NanoWriMo

November will be an important month for us. 16 Days to go for the start of NanoWriMo which starts on Nov 1st. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in one month. That’s roughly 1700 per day. While those participating in our workshop may not feel that kind of pressure, it makes sense for us to give it our very best and see how much we can push our bar up. Please take a look at http://www.NaNoWriMo.org/ and signup. Lets go for it.