Wisecracker: So you read those Indian romance poems in English. They’re English romances, then. Writer: It was a translation into … Continue reading Writers communicate internationally
Reading some of the romantic poems and literature that comes out of India, I saw a lot of heart brokenness … Continue reading Romance stories from India
In the throes of life, an artist happens to be picturing something in their mind, and wishes to translate that to paper. It may have arrived ‘through the ceiling’ as it was; or in the other words it just popped into their mind. It could come from observation of the real world; a landscape, a person; a thing. But like a camera the artist has a snap shot in their mind of something they want to put onto canvas or in a novel.
One idea can produce two ideas, but they both take a different slant, that’s the difference. For example, take this … Continue reading The stimulus of ideas
Rejection can be a task master making you try harder, be different, fit in, conform, and do what will make … Continue reading Lessons of rejection: belief
Nebulous writing is without a plan, a shape, a design. Just write. With the thought in the back of the head: think about where this piece, this novel, this screenplay is going.
Happens at some stage in a writing career. The fluid recording of thoughts, typed, or on paper, translated into something of a story, a piece, an article, a personal experience related, into a script of some important story.
In the end, nebulous writing isn’t nebulous at all, for all writing must go somewhere.
Whatever you do do it well- Walt Disney I’d like to avoid the difficult editing stages of polishing a piece … Continue reading Editing to personal satisfaction
A way to be understood if someone cannot distinguish your speech. Say one is asking another person what spread she … Continue reading Understanding the nuances of the language
The question blogger writers get quite often is what are you working on? What are you doing? They can reply in the comments section or their own posts. Sometimes, the question is asked face-to-face.
Sometimes, a writer takes the bull by the horns and just writes, whatever the result, whatever the outcome. Like they … Continue reading Writing by instinct no matter what
They tell you to never look back. It just stifles the present. In writing, it makes one think of the negative points of one’s writing. I wish I had done it better one moans. However, I do not mind looking back at what I have written in the past if just for the curiosity of rediscovering how my older work sounded.
What kind of future. Contributing, that’s all. Had it been foreseen? Continue reading The writer’s life may not be chosen
Keep on trying. See what happens. Then after a while I saw the future. Continue reading The future happens when writing
As part of my writing journey, an important part for me, is reviewing what I have already written.
But no one needs to tell him that. It is pretty self-evident. Pretty self-evident, you say? Come off it. It’s … Continue reading Deciphering, what?
Track record of successes, and bragging rights, is, for me, not important; I do not bond with it or like. … Continue reading Not letting writing get to your head
I always intend on doing a good if not great job, something that I can be proud of, or at … Continue reading The ever learning writer
I don’t make a habit of reading obituaries or what is called the death notices, but as part of my … Continue reading Obituaries
Over a week, I wrote five devotions, which gave me a choice of which ones to submit to the editor. … Continue reading Choosing the better ones
There are the usual habits of the writer, but for me one of the most important one is “waste not, … Continue reading In the habit of writing well
Writing foundations—the core values—and the silent voice they come through. At other times, the abstract nature of writing takes over … Continue reading A discipline of writing
Why be an author? I mean, an author of books. This is the question I ask myself and I come up with the same answer, which is really a question. Am I committed to being an author of books?
Sometimes, slight sense of irony in a sentence can add color to what would be a pedestrian line of writing … Continue reading Imaginatively using irony
There’s always in the back of the mind of a writer of shorter material the time when he’ll be an … Continue reading Becoming the author – is one ready?
The humble writer or artist and filmmaker for that matter, may shy away from publicity or at least attempt to. … Continue reading What will the author do next?
The writer and the artist are names that can be used interchangeably, in terms of function– the purpose is to … Continue reading The art in it all
Stories have a habit of mushrooming and expanding out, which one article can’t handle. The follow-up article continues the story. … Continue reading Follow-up articles are always interesting
It’s always nice to be told you’re doing a good job, even when it could have better. Continue reading Compliments received even when
What I have learnt from reflecting on an article about a controversial issue, is to find the ‘cog that turns … Continue reading Controversial articles
When an article is merely interesting. If its my article, I deny it. Because I believe, rightly or wrongly, that … Continue reading Merely interesting?
For me, when it comes to reading a piece, the best effect is when I’m intrigued and stimulated by the … Continue reading This is stimulating reading
Have you ever had the feeling a piece of writing goes on and on, especially in the middle, when it … Continue reading When the article lacks that certain something
in 1999, I wrote a short piece that was implicitly about truth but even I, the writer of that article, … Continue reading Between truth and experience is the writer
I’ve heard it said that it’s better not to use cliches in one’s writing and it’s better to say it … Continue reading Cliches are pain, are they not?
Sometimes, articles sign off with the big takeaway point — but if a reader will engage that point depends on … Continue reading When endings make sense
An article can reveal the state of mind of the writer, if the reader can see through the writer’s lines. … Continue reading Reflecting on what’s going on in the mind of a writer
Sometimes, a writer may get bored writing in the same genre. So, taking a break may do wonders for the … Continue reading Writers taking a break everywhere
I may have grown out of writing articles for one reason or another, but I hope my published articles inspired, … Continue reading Did that inspire you?
The headline, the opening paragraph, and the photos, all come together to set the tone for the article. The editors … Continue reading When the page comes together
Some readers know implicitly what a writer is talking about and the writer does not need to explain a thing. … Continue reading No explanation required