The Fine Line (of comparisons)

The Fine Line (of comparisons)   As Buddhists say, “Comparisons are the root of all evil.” And despite bad judgment, the rule to follow for parents of multiple children. So, too, for an aspiring ‘anything,’ this is a golden rule too quickly forgotten. We draw comparisons between ourselves and every expert we come across. It … Continue reading The Fine Line (of comparisons)

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The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer

The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer Having read many indie books now, I’ve noticed something. A voice, somewhere in my head, starts exploding in rage when these authors commit horrible crimes against me. All right, let me correct myself. This doesn’t only happen with indie books. I’ve encountered this voice while reading industry published … Continue reading The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA This is probably not the first time you’ve heard someone raise this issue. I’ve seen a large number of other writers/reviewers comment on the same—the seemingly lack of parental presence in many novels aimed at younger readers. They find it outrageous and are rather unforgiving … Continue reading The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’

What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’ It’s been a month now since I’ve seen this atrociously bad movie, and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s one of those moves that gets bad, then worse, then super horrible, then, somehow, so bad that it sticks in your head. Few movies can … Continue reading What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’

What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’

What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’ Even before finishing Ransom Riggs’ book, I was beginning to have a familiar feeling—one deep within that spread all over and throbbed in the back of my skull. I’ve been having this feeling more and more often nowadays, and only by reading his book, things … Continue reading What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’

The Fine Line of Repetition

The Fine Line of Repetition   This is maybe one thing in writing that too often goes unnoticed, but many writers nowadays seem to overlook the strengths and usually weaknesses of repetition. Is it all bad—no! Is it good—resoundingly no! So let me explain. Most people tackle editing with the sole desire to route out … Continue reading The Fine Line of Repetition

The Fine Line of Prologues

The Fine Line of Prologues To be honest, I never had a problem with prologues. Most of the time, I barely noticed their presence and read them duly as I felt I was supposed to. Now, true, some were less needed than others. One that particularly comes to mind is from the book ‘Timebound.’ In … Continue reading The Fine Line of Prologues