Flash Fiction has been around since the 19th century, but it became prevalent within the literary circle in recent years. For inclined literary individuals, the term flash fiction is usually synonymous with several terms such as micro stories, micro-fiction, short stories, nanofiction, and postcard fiction. One of the issues faced with this literary form of… Read more »

The Importance of Reading We often hear that for being a good speaker, you need to be a good listener first. If you can listen, understand, think, analyze, and organize your thoughts, you can become a good narrator. It is mandatory for a writer to be a good reader first. Reading enhances many functions of… Read more »

Recently, I started the novella Heart of Darkness for the second time. The first time I remember that the language seemed a bit arcane, and it was a bit slow getting going, so I dropped it for another book with a better hook. This time, I started to stagnate after a few pages, however, I… Read more »

The debate on how blogging is different from writing, in general, is one debate that may last for centuries to come. This is because of the perceived similarities between the two terms and their applications. For “writers,” it is easy to read through a blog and come up with the conclusion that bloggers can’t be… Read more »

With the advent of the internet, books can easily be read and sold online. What this means is that readers can now leave reviews, comments, and short notes about the book unlike in the past where they had to mail (letters) their reviews to the authors. So, what does a book review mean? According to… Read more »

“ I don’t like them,” my mother would say, “I don’t understand why Picasso can’t put eyes where they belong? And why does Modigliani have to stretch the truth?” The art hanging on the walls in our house, when I was growing up, came from Italian ancestors and later from auction houses in Los Angeles… Read more »