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:
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…
“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:
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?
“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.
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…
“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”
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: