writing lessons from Haruki Murakami
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Writing Lessons from Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a writer of unusual origins. The Japanese writer found his calling while watching a football match and before that, he had never considered becoming a writer. The author is notorious for leading a private life while also baring it all to his readers. From writing his first novel at a kitchen table […]

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The Colors

It was a nauseating freedom, the sense of finally getting the hang of it. It took years to build a home where nobody lived. It was bending further and further everyday, until one day you are surprised you got so far and it didn’t even hurt. The kindest of Septembers, passed you by. I took […]

The People- Momina Arif's Blog
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The People

But not everyone shows strength in daggers Blunt and unbridled They budge time and again into skin And make wounds that are far from fatal In time their blows are always returned When you tell people how you feel It reeks of old haunts Shallow streams of pain but they weren’t there They don’t know what you […]

WHY YOUR STORY NEEDS A THEME_- Momina Arif's Blog
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Why your story needs a theme?

A theme is the central topic that is explored in a story. Themes are not to be confused with the message or final takeaway. Some of the most popular themes used in fiction include hope, good vs. evil, coming-of-age, and karmic experiences. You can probably already list a few of the novels you’ve read or […]

writing lessons from Ernest Hemingway
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Writing Lessons from Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was among the greatest American authors of the 20th-century and the likes of William Faulkner, Ray Bradbury, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He was a notable novelist, short story writer, a journalist and a sportsman. His most popular works include A Farewell to Arms, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Old Man and the Sea, […]