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 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 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 →

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 ‘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 →

The Fine Line of message

The Fine Line of message Every book, purportedly, has one: a message. How it gets it is different. Some authors, like Stephen King, write the story first and only afterwards go through to find what themes and ideas their brain implanted while writing. Then, they highlight and emphasize. Others—architects of writing—manufacture and meticulous devise the... Continue Reading →

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