Not a day has passed during the three weeks since posting my last blog that I have not felt guilty for failing to hold to my schedule of blogging.
It is a promise I give to myself, and a responsibility I maintain as a published writer.
The nagging feeling that has haunted me now abates as I write this post.
But what occurs when life happens and disrupts our goals and the tasks we have set our energies to?
What do we do when
Perhaps the eleven Secret Service Agents and nine military personnel who engaged in unbecoming behavior down in Cartagena, Colombia, that put themselves in danger, not to mention others under their care, felt exploited, and most unconsciously.
We’re often told of the great service these agents provide our Presidents.
We’re also led to believe that the tasks they carry out involve much bravado and that the work is exciting, nothing short of glamorous.
Their recent behaviors speak otherwise, actions I am certain
Fellow author, Pamela Samuels Young, recently forwarded, as she did to 30-40 others, the link to an genre author, Scott Pratt’s new blog, The Writer’s Predicament.
While I have not read any of Mr. Pratt’s five legal thrillers I will say that if his novel writing style holds any of the similarities he had exhibited in the few blog posts of The Writer’s Predicament, I will start touting his work. Needless to say I am a fan of his blog.
After opening the e-mail containing the link to his blog, I immediate clicked over and began reading his posts.
Scott’s warm, style combined with
I recently saw the movie, Mausam, written and directed by Pankaj Kapur, and starring the beautiful Sonam Kapoor opposite the wonderful and delightfully handsome, Shahid Kapoor.
Like most Bollywood movies of its genre, historical dramatic romance, the movie move along taking its time to tell what I experienced as a beautiful love story.
Critics on both sides of the ocean suggest that the pacing could be increased by eliminating various scenes that do not contribute to the overall plot of the story.
The director could have deleted certain scenes and decreased the run time and perhaps maintained the high level of enjoyment I experienced.
But why fix what is not broken?
As an American moviegoer that has grown tired of movies aiming to tell a story with what often appears an ultimate goal of relaying the narrative, in movie format, in the shortest amount of time possible,
Author and publisher, Zetta Brown’s recent blog, “Authors! Can’t find your book in a bookstore? You may be luckier than you think!”, got me to thinking–no pun intended–about the old law of economics, that of supply and demand.
With bookstores and sellers tightly adhering to what seems to me, an outdated mode of purchasing books from publishers, and authors who choose to self-publish–that of retaining, if not demanding, the opportunity to return unsold books they have received from us–I wonder what would happen if publishers and authors began to print less books.
A blog post, “A Woeful Truth About Publishing,” at Champagne Books explains this paradoxical phenomenon in detail.
In short what I’m really saying is, “How would economic market respond if publishers did not make books so readily accessible?”
Revelation plays an important role in constructing and/or assembling the middle section of a novel.
Revelation also encompasses the uncovering of truth of what has always stood present, but remained hidden by strong held illusions and beliefs.
Stories and novels stand upon revelations, ones that sustain the cause-and-effect events that comprise, most particularly, the plot of a novel and that lead towards crisis and onto climax.
Author, poet, and founder/CEO of Lit Noire Publishing,DuEwa Frazier, discusses her writings, Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In, Stardust Tracks on a Road, Shedding Light From My Journeys and her forthcoming collection.
DuEwa is also the is the editor of the award nominated anthology Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees. She She holds degrees from Hampton University and Fordham University. DuEwa hosts Rhymes, Views and News Radio Show. She is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing at The New School.
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