ĎIím a Writer without Regretsí
Hello and welcome to Walk the Talk from Landour. Our guest this week is an eminent member of a creative community which has made this hill station its home. Ruskin Bond, welcome to Walk the Talk.
Welcome to Landour.
So hills and trains are the two threads that run through your stories.
Trains, you see, were in the early stories, because in the í50s and early í60s, I travelled quite a bit by train and spent a lot of time at railway stations. If you sit down on a railway platform for an hour or two, youíll have a story.
I know itís an unfair question to ask a writer. But can you describe the process of a story brewing in your mind?
Itís a fair question. Before I write a story, I really got to see it happening in my mind, almost like a film. And that helps me when I sit down to write it. And I then think of the right words, the right sentences, the dialogue. I donít get a writerís block, because I have already written it in my head. Iím a very visual writer.
Can you give me an example.
The Night Train at Deoli ó a very early one. This train used to come from Delhi to Dehradun, and very early morning, it would
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