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Jenny Bhatt
. . . Contributing Editor . Pushcart noms. Best of the Net Anthology finalist. out in 2018 & 2019.
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Jenny Bhatt 2h
Replying to @KapoorJo
More: When female characters (mothers, wives, sisters, love interests) do all the emotional labor while men are "heroes" fighting the "system", their inner demons, whatever. Women can push entire human beings out of our bodies -- let's redefine strength in non-patriarchal terms.
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Jenny Bhatt 2h
Seriously, right? If your writing is important to you & beyond a hobby, get a website (many free options), have a way for agents/editors/publicists to contact you, & network with other writers. You cannot manage, in today's world, without these basics.
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Jenny Bhatt 3h
Replying to @sballani
Yes, that's what I mean -- the not being in touch or caring for the other bc other relationships seem more important. Yet, those newer relationships aren't going to know you as a sister does. They will rarely ever be as honest with you as you need. Anyways... :)
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Kiran Manral 3h
Fabulous points. I do agree on the voice pitch and the hmm, umm, err that we inadvertently tend to use that deflects our message. A lot to learn from this post.
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Jenny Bhatt 3h
Hard, personal learning over decades condensed into a short post. :) Our generation of women didn't have a lot of role models. Older women just weren't helpful, tbh, given their own conditioning. We stumbled, got up, wiped away the tears & all, & soldiered on. Oh well. :)
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Jenny Bhatt 3h
Replying to @sballani
What amazes me is those siblings who, almost overnight, switch allegiances bc of a partner. That decades of shared cultural & personal history are suddenly nothing bc of someone w/ whom we have a more physical relationship. People mistake physical relationships for true intimacy.
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Jenny Bhatt 3h
Not all sisters know how to be that best friend. So, if you have one who is like that, definitely treasure her.
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Jenny Bhatt 3h
I wrote this for . in 2015. (The title was the editor's choice but I guess it gets the point across.) I've had more than my fair share of being on manels throughout my corporate career.
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Jenny Bhatt 4h
If you're a writer/reviewer of any stripe in today's world & you don't have a separate email for queries, commission requests, etc., you're missing out. Some think they'll get overwhelmed. You don't have to respond to all. Keep a window open for opportunities, if not your door.
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Jenny Bhatt 4h
Replying to @UliBaer
Yes -- it is truly about the connections and the gaps with the people in our lives. I suppose all we can do is aim for the true connections and work to reduce the gaps.
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Jenny Bhatt 5h
I'm more partial to interlinked collections than novels bc I see life as a series of connected moments vs a planned, structured plot. Always liked this by (it's abt fiction in general but some of her novels were like connected .)
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Jenny Bhatt 7h
Replying to @ggwynterwrites
Yes. Gather. Some women just don't get it, though.
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Jenny Bhatt 23h
2 changes needed in : 1/ more attention to the intellectual & creativity authority of Indian women writers in non-traditional domains of expertise; 2/ more inclusive & nuanced fiction to better-portray the complexities & ambiguities of gendered power.
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Jenny Bhatt 21h
Men worried they won't be able to flirt with women bc of : chill. You weren't doing a great job to begin with. & 98% of the how-to-flirt articles out there are rubbish too. Just aim for a genuine connection w/ a human being vs acquiring an object for your physical pleasure.
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Jenny Bhatt Oct 13
by . (the pic in the video is not him though ;)) Still, great song, no?
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Jenny Bhatt 18h
Replying to @AnitaFelicelli
This may well win the Booker. Let's see.
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Jenny Bhatt 18h
Lovely piece about the different thalis of India. I still have to watch that show about it by chef Kunal Kapur. So many thalis still to be tried. :)
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Jenny Bhatt 18h
Reread this Katy Waldman essay several times & even riffed off of it in one of my upcoming essays. So much truth. "Women do the lion’s share of the book reading, editing, agenting, and buying. Still, we live in a literary culture that ignores women"
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