Read. Write Reflect. by Monica Bhide - coming soon

(Bodes Well Publishing, 2018)

“How do I write the great book that’s inside me, dying to get out?” This is a question that Monica has been asked thousands of times when speaking everywhere from the Smithsonian to leading blogging conferences to Les Dames d’Escoffier, from London to Dubai to Washington, DC.

There’s no boilerplate or blueprint for being a successful creative artist. But Monica, through her decade of writing and teaching, has formulated easy-to-follow principles to help you unleash your creativity, whether it be writing a book, painting a canvas, or composing a musical opus. Read. Write. Reflect. will show you how to face your fears, shoot down your demons, get yourself started, and follow through with persistence until you complete your creative project. Be still. Believe. Persevere.

Monica uses stories and anecdotes as reflecting ponds to elucidate these basic actions that will set you on YOUR path to creativity. She guides you to the place where YOU make the commitment to apply these ideas daily to get your work out into the world. Read. Write. Reflect. is a guide to, in Monica’s words, “being led by your dreams, not your demons.” You can’t wait for inspiration. Don’t hang around expecting your muse to show up. Don’t sit and hope for someone to discover you.

Use the tools in this book to understand yourself and your motivations, to reflect, and then work and persevere to become a creative artist who produces art that is straight from the heart.


This book will be released 2018 – purchasing information will be available soon!

Meet Monica

Monica Bhide

Hi, I’m Monica! I am a storyteller and I love to write tales about food, love, life and culture. I hope you will find something in my stories to inspire you.

One of Mashable’s top 10 food writers on Twitter.

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Upcoming Events

2:00 pm Sacred Foods of India (Potomac F... @ Cascades Library
Sacred Foods of India (Potomac F... @ Cascades Library
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join food and travel writer Monica Bhide as she leads you through the temples, mosques, and gurudwaras of India’s most prominent religions by way of their sacred foods. Entertainment by the Mudra Arts Center and[...]
2:00 pm How to Write a Cookbook (Potomac... @ Cascades Library
How to Write a Cookbook (Potomac... @ Cascades Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
How to Write a Cookbook (Potomac Falls, VA) @ Cascades Library
Learn what makes a good cookbook and how to write one. Whether it’s a collection of family recipes, a fundraiser for your church or non-profit or to showcase your restaurant, this seminar will help you.[...]
7:30 pm Meet author Monica Bhide (Vienna... @ Patrick Henry Library
Meet author Monica Bhide (Vienna... @ Patrick Henry Library
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet author Monica Bhide (Vienna, VA) @ Patrick Henry Library
Meet Monica Bhide, author of Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken, which is “set in contemporary India and seasoned with gentle love, dramatic loss, enchanting poetic verse, and exotic food”. Books available for sale[...]

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