Word of the Week #9:

Wobbly

Now, if there is one thing that I absolutely hate, it is a table that cannot stand on its own legs.

I’ll be like, “What the hell is wrong with you? You have one job. One job!” Continue reading Word of the Week #9:

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Writer Guy’s Tip #4: Characters

It is kind of fitting that we end the second month of the blog with the final primary component of fiction writing.

I should probably clarify that when I say primary, it is really more opinion than fact. There are other elements that have their own significance, but I believe knowledge about these four, Setting, Plot, Narrative and Characters is necessary for you to even begin writing. You  would probably be a lousy writer if you just depend on these four, but at least you would be a writer…

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Book of the Week #8:

The Prince of Patliputra,

by Shreyas Bhave

“What if you had hit me fatally, Buddhist?” Sushem asked him. “What then?”

Kanakdatta had laughed and said, “Then you would not have bought my bows?”

Now, as we approach the end of the second month of this blog, it is only fitting to feature a book that is more significant to me as a writer than as a reader.

And when an old junior from your college publishes a book based on your favourite historical figure which is then published by your very publishers, it is a big deal… Yeah, we even had the same project manager!

But having met the writer before reading the book, that is what makes this really special… Continue reading Book of the Week #8:

Word of the Week #8:

Invincible

Have you ever felt like you are in seventh heaven, and the puny problems of the mortal world just do not seem to faze you?

It is kind of how Thor would feel, roaming around the realm of Midgard, commonly known to humans as “Earth”. Continue reading Word of the Week #8:

Writer Guy’s Analysis #1:

As discussed in last week’s post, we have now covered enough ground with the earlier tips, and for now, analysis of other, popular works would help us cement our understanding of the basic components of writing fiction.

So for now, the tips and analyses would come every alternate Thursday… Savvy?


Gone Girl

“What are you thinking?
How are you feeling?
What have we done to each other?
What will we do?”

Yes, we are working off the movie, and not the book, and the reasons for that are very simple.

  1. Generally, movies are quite easier, and sparser.
  2. More importantly, I have not read the book.

The first time I watched my movie, it really freaked me out… I mean, honestly, as a guy, it just resonates with a very specific part of my soul…

In some ways, the perfect time to watch this movie is at a bachelor party… But not yours, of course…

Anyway, my job, tonight, is not to praise this movie, but to dissect it and analyse the pieces, in a very cerebral, heartless way… And hey, that’s what I do…

OBVIOUS WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

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Book of the Week #7:

Julius Caesar,

by William Shakespeare

“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”
-Mark Antony

Now, as some of you might point out, this is an exceptional case, and for obvious reasons… But, you know, it is a “book”, right… And I have dabbled with drama as well, when I was younger, and not to brag, but I was always pretty good with the words… Continue reading Book of the Week #7: