Born and brought up in Mumbai, Arti Honrao is author of fiction books 'My Life-story' and 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf' and Novel 'Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger'.


She began studying medicine but realized soon that her real calling was writing.

Today after more than ten years of blogging at Straight from the heart where her entire work is neatly categorized in Poems, Short Stories, Short Story Series, Fiction Letters, Sentimental Posts, Silent Night and more, capturing some breath taking moments with her camera, and sharing different quotes on her My Two Cents Page and having published a few heart touching stories she is glad she listened to her heart.

Fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi, writing came very early to Arti as she was dabbling in it since the age of twelve. She writes different genres of poems like Haiku, Tanka, and Cinquain etc. but mostly enjoys writing Acrostics which she continues to write.

Most of her writings depict human feelings and emotions, which she tries to bring out onto the page and into the minds of the reader. She believes that essence of writing lies in not only entertaining the reader, but speaking to them through words. Her style of writing makes it easier for the readers to visualize the story unfolding around them. She is of the opinion that being good at writing a story is not about the story being unpredictable, it is about the way you narrate the predictable story and still keep the reader interested.


Goodreads to-read

Charlie St. Cloud
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
26: 26 Stories. 26 Colours. 26 Emotions.
The Surgeon
What Alice Forgot
The Silver Linings Playbook
The Auschwitz Escape
All the Light We Cannot See
The Fountainhead
Sing You Home
The Madras Mangler
Jack & Master -A Tale of Friendship, Passion and Glory
Leaving Time
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Purgatory: Gun of God
Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within
My Name is Abu Salem
The Dante Club
Heat Wave
Stories for your Valentine


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