Book review: Create, Narrate, Punctuate

This is a book review of Create, Narrate, Punctuate: How to Fashion Exquisitely Styled Sentences by Ramy Tadros. I received a review copy of this book from Story Cartel. Other than the review copy, I have not received any consideration whatsoever from Ramy Tadros, Story Cartel or anyone else associated with the writing, publication and […]

10-finger writing dance

Sometimes, I unknowingly time travel when I am writing. Some word or phrase I am wrestling with triggers that travel. Once upon a time, my father had an Underwood typewriter. He used it occasionally to communicate with others and I used it often to communicate with myself; it was a gleaming machine I couldn’t resist […]

All about writing hohum

Are you writing real? I mean, humdrum real? I know, most of the conscious authors—at least, those who don’t do “unreal”, like fantasy—try hard to keep their characters, settings and dialogs real. But humdrum real? The maid Janet quits because her jealous mistress makes nasty, for the nth time. She collects her wages and is […]

Writing: peek back in time

The genesis: just writing It seems writing began as a form of keeping records of assets owned or transferred to and received from others (barter/sale/lending). Thus, writing initially focused only on recording and conveying quantities to ensure rights of ownership: even in those ancient days, more than 9,000 years ago, man was greedy for possessions. […]