Word of the Week #7:

Condescending

Now this is another word often associated with me… And for no good reason, either…

According to some people, if I could not tell another man just how much smarter I am, my very existence would be void. Continue reading Word of the Week #7:

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Writer Guy’s Tip #3: The Narrative

Okay, a quick recap, before we begin…

So far, you should-

  1. Have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
  2. Have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
  3. Have not written too much, already, or are willing to rewrite.
  4. Have, most certainly and without fail, read the previous post.

Now, this is the first time I am really urging you to read the previous post, but that is just the nature of the topics. The Plot and the Narrative have to go hand-in-hand… Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #3: The Narrative

Book of the Week #6:

The Horse and His Boy,

by C. S. Lewis

Shasta was dreadfully frightened. But it suddenly came into his head, “If you funk this, you’ll funk every battle all your life. Now or never.”

This was pretty much the same thought I had had, on one fine day during the Spring of ’14. Now or never.

Onward and Upward! To Narnia, and the North!

And thereafter, as I galloped along this beautiful but lonesome path, I never gave myself a chance to look back and wonder. But now, having slowed down into a comfortable trot, I can allow myself to reminisce… Continue reading Book of the Week #6:

Word of the Week #6:

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

-Leisure, by W. H. Davies

I still remember the day when, back in 5th Grade, I was asked to recite this poem.

I also remember that this is exactly how far I got, before my mind went completely blank. Continue reading Word of the Week #6:

Writer Guy’s Tip #2: The Plot

This is under the assumption that you have already read the previous post, regarding the setting of your story, otherwise I’d just keep repeating myself, you see…

For all first time readers, let me just specify a few things that would help you make the most of this post:

  1. At this stage, you need to have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
  2. You have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
  3. You have not written too large a chunk of your story and want to plan out the rest, or you have written a considerable amount and feel slightly lost.

Even if you do not quite fit into the above criteria, I hope you do find something that makes it worthwhile. Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #2: The Plot

Book of the Week #5:

Life, the Universe and Everything,

by Douglas Adams

“The point is, you see,” said Ford, “that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.”

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfectly valid point…

The longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation and still no one shows any signs of leaving. Somebody did once look at his watch, but that was eleven years ago now, and there has been no follow up.

Yes! Yes! We are finally here! Continue reading Book of the Week #5: