Word of the Week #11:


Now, this is a word that gets thrown about a lot, in our conversations, and usually in random, irrational contexts.

And no, I’m not talking about the weird stuff biologists grow in their petri dishes, although that is actually a sensible activity… Continue reading Word of the Week #11:


Writer Guy’s Tip #5: Tone and Mood

In the earlier posts, we have completed our discussion on the four primary components of fiction writing, namely Setting, Plot, Narrative, and Characters.

Now, we take a look at the components do not necessarily need to be addressed, in order to actually write a book, but can differentiate between an ordinary one and a good one.

Therefore, I would advise you to start writing only after you have read this post.

Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #5: Tone and Mood

Book of the Week #10:

Robin Hood,

by Henry Gilbert

“Methinks this is no common man, this Robin Hood. Almost it seems that he doth right in spite of the laws, and that they be wrong indeed if they have forced him to flee to the greenwood and become outside the law.”

—Richard the Lionheart

This is what the then King of England speaks about the man who is probably the most famous outlaw of all time, in Henry Gilbert’s rendition of this popular folk story.

Having been popular for over six centuries, the themes explored in this story still hold stead as our society hopes to scale greater heights of freedom and justice, despite the barriers we still face. Continue reading Book of the Week #10:

Word of the Week #10:


Now this is probably, by far, the most unusual word to be used in this blog…

It is also a highly versatile word, and yet, most people will only consider just a few of the possible interpretations. But that is just how we are made, are we not?

And I do intend to discuss that later… Continue reading Word of the Week #10:

Writer Guy’s Analysis #2:


The Sign of Three

David: “They’re right about you. You’re a bloody psychopath.”
Sherlock: “High functioning sociopath. With your number.”

To be very honest, I never really liked the old Sherlock Holmes books. I always found Holmes extremely infuriating, and the plots simply ridiculous…

Of course, I am more of an Agatha Christie fan anyway…

What did get me interested was the Sherlock Holmes movie, with Robert Downie Jr and Jude Law. The street-smart, insane portrayal of the world’s favourite sociopath definitely piqued my interest.

However, this is definitely my favourite version of the character, and this particular story is very my favourite among them all, the reasons for which are as follows…


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Book of the Week #9:


by Cornelia Funke

Translated from the German by Anthea Bell

“Books have to be heavy because the whole worlds inside them.”

This single sentence does tell you a lot, does it not?

To all men and women who truly love books, this series would definitely make a lot of sense. After all, which one of us would not love to see their favourite characters come to life…

However, when you do come face to face with them, would you really love them as much as you would have expected? That is what this book explores… Continue reading Book of the Week #9: