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 […]

writing competitions July 2020
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Writing competitions to apply to in July 2020.

Still can’t believe that we are in July of 2020. All those memes trending right now about still mentally processing February. Yes. That is I. Adjusting to the new routine or the lack thereof is something everyone is dealing with right now. And for us writers, that don’t write, it is another excuse to fall […]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]