Call for Submissions

The stories we are looking for throughout July and August. Calling all readers, writers and reader-writers! A Thousand Lives has enjoyed a lot of success since we started back in December 2020, and it’s been a joy to watch this bookish space grow over that period.  I have learned so much from editing and reading articlesContinue reading “Call for Submissions”

Reading Can Make Us Better People

This is just one of the reasons why we should never neglect it. We’re pretty keen on reading here at A Thousand Lives. You may well have noticed. The truth is, reading isn’t just about escaping into new worlds or discovering new information. It’s about making us better people, too. The act of reading can bring comfortContinue reading “Reading Can Make Us Better People”

The Books on my Table Make Me Think About Life

Books are wonderful because they make me think. The book pile on my table is there for a reason. They want me to think. Actually, no, I should not say that. The books are there to challenge how I think about myself. Every title sitting on my working desk suggests one thing to me. IContinue reading “The Books on my Table Make Me Think About Life”

Why I Read the Last Line of a Book Before I Finish It, and Why You Should Too

A new and fun challenge to spice up your reading and writing habit. When you pick up a book at the store, the first thing you probably do is read the first few lines to get a feel of the story. Your mind does not even consider reading the last line because it probably contains spoilers,Continue reading “Why I Read the Last Line of a Book Before I Finish It, and Why You Should Too”

In Conversation with Debut Author Tom Bray

“The real hard work begins once the novel is complete.” Being a writer requires hard work, dedication and a certain degree of persistence. Even then, you’re never guaranteed the traditional route of getting a book deal with a publisher. That in itself can take a lifetime of persistence, which is why self-publishing is becoming moreContinue reading “In Conversation with Debut Author Tom Bray”

Costanza Casati on Becoming a Debut Author

An interview with the author of THE PRESIDENT SHOW, a new feminist dystopian novel out this March. Facing rejection is a huge part of being a writer. Whether that’s submitting an article proposal to a publication you are passionate about or sending your first book off to a literary agent. Writing a novel is no easyContinue reading “Costanza Casati on Becoming a Debut Author”

In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan

A tête-à-tête with the author of ‘Counting Down with You’ — on representation, diversity and Tangled. I am so excited to post this interview with the lovely Tashie Bhuiyan. Her YA debut, Counting Down with You releases in 2021, featuring a “Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager who navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped intoContinue reading “In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan”

Why Should you Write on Medium?

A Thousand Lives was initially established as a publication on Medium. From there, we have grown our base and are now setting up this site to accompany it. Although we believe Medium is still one of the best places for writing, we also recognize that only publishing our content via this platform, may restrict our readership. Continue reading “Why Should you Write on Medium?”

Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020

Remembering words of wisdom from some of my favourite reads this year. This year has been rubbish — I think we can all agree on that. But it has been a blessing in many ways, at least for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of free time due to the pandemic, andContinue reading “Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020”