Writing Life

The Superhero Within

I’d always like to think that the adventure of Spider-Man and Batman inspires us to cope with adversity. We love superhero stories because they show the exact moment when a normal guy goes from being ordinary, ...

I Am What I See

Make characters real using details of dress, gait (the way they walk), voice, personality and more. Giving your characters elements that the average person can’t relate to also creates interest. A reflectio...

Dedication to Distraction

The editing, rewrites, and organization is never ending. With all the chaos, lies a subtle charm of elegance. There’s something so profound about order in the middle of chaos. Where does it start and where ...

Don’t Overlook Everyday Interactions

Much of our human mental life looks to involve a seamless unfolding of perception, action and experience: a golden braid in which each element intertwines intimately with the rest. I'm not exactly parachutin...

Insatiable Thirst

Have you ever wondered why writing and wine seem to go so well together...? Well I have. To me, creative juices don't stop flowing because there’s nothing left. It’s just time to take a deep breath, enjoy a ...

Pushing Boundaries

Writing is a form of art. And like all forms of art, there are horizons and boundaries. Whether it is called innovative or speculative fiction or experimental fiction, there is a certain extent of risk takin...

Rethinking Symbolism

A symbol stands for an idea. A statue is a symbolic interpretation of an idea. A single piece can be more predominant than the rest. While some cultures have their own sculpture myths, some disregard sculptu...