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)

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 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

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 The Fine Line of message