22.1.16- Year of Sorrow
Year of Sorrow

22.1.16.

And its been all lapses My heart hammering to a sublime silences Right where the sword hits serene You promised to be more. You’ll be more When you’ve been least You have to break Before you’re free. Its all in the promises of time And you’ve got time All the time in the world. But […]

How to write the perfect villain
Writing

How to write the perfect villain?

A villain done right tends to be even more memorable than the protagonist. This is evident from characters such as Ramsey Bolton, Lord Voldemort, and Hannibal Lecter that are quite scary even today. Readers are as drawn to villains and heroes and it is safe to say that writing a villain means you need to […]

writing competitions to enter in June 2020
Writing

Writing competitions to apply to in June, 2020

Writing competitions provide you with much-needed exposure and by competing with other writers you can become better at writing. Almost all writing competitions provide you with some sort of theme or prompt which you then have to build your story, memoir, or poem around. This is great because it helps eliminate procrastination and the overwhelming […]

writing lessons from Charles Bukowski - Momina Arif's Blog
Writing

Writing lessons from Charles Bukowski

I’ve been fascinated by Charles Bukowski‘s poetry for quite some time now. He is the world-renowned author of poetic masterpieces such as Hollywood, Ham on Rye and Women. Some of my favorite poems of all time have been written by him. It comes as no surprise to me that he is known as the ‘patron saint […]

writing competitions to enter in May 2020- Momina Arif's Blog
Writing

Writing competitions to enter in May 2020

Writing competitions are always the answer but they are now more so than ever because we all like a little validation in the form of cash prizes. As we enter the third month of the global lockdown it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope. Whether it is knitting you took up during the quarantine as […]

how to make writing a book easy- Momina Arif's Blog
Books Writing

How to make writing a book easy.

Writing a book is always hard. Getting it through the agents and past the editors to the publishers and all the way to the readers, having readers to begin with, is all very hard business. But the hardest part of writing is the ‘writing’. The hardest part yet is getting the pen to the paper […]