In 2022, Top Gun: Maverick was an exceptionally good movie to me, and many of the film critics whom I respect seemed to agree. Unfortunately, it was also a good movie in a sea of disappointments, which is another thing many people seem to agree on. I am not politically conservative and I believe inclusive … Continue reading A New Writing Experiment
In same vein as the previous post, I once posted a challenge. "Propose a dialogue.(A blank between a blank and a blank about blank)" I got some unique prompts.Try to think how you would construct a dialogue from these prompts before reading my responses. The first one posted was "A conversation between a dolphin and … Continue reading Dialogue Challenge
I wrote "Post the genre, protagonist, and the objective of your story and I will create the opening sentence to it". I responded to 26 submissions in 6 hours.
The phrase "Those who can do, those who cannot teach" is more a phrase to dismiss teachers than to provide useful guidance. The original meaning was intended to instruct students not to become too fixated on ivory tower teachings and put more emphasis on practical experience. It is true that most teachers of economics are … Continue reading Teaching and Learning
I cannot say that I am a good science fiction writer, but I keep going back to the genre every now and then. There was a piece I wrote a while ago that I actually sent to a publisher, and was soundly rejected. Sadly I cannot find the original manuscript, so I will have to … Continue reading The Cure
Dilemmas are great narrative devices, but the outcome must hinge on the protagonist's choice.
An extended metaphor can be a great thing if you can pull it off.
A single word or image can mean different things to different readers.
There is more to narrative structure than composing a causality-connected string of conflicts and resolutions.
A lot of people are trying to write fiction in English as their second language. Good luck with that.