Sci-fi writers are better than other writers. Isaac Asimov was once accused of making this claim, which infuriated a great many writers.Read more "Are sci-fi writers better than others?"
I attend a writers group. Here are some thoughts about dialogue from the meeting.Read more "Writers group: dialogue"
There are three basic approaches to creative writing that can create equally good but considerably different works. One way is to focus on a strong set of characters; another way is to focus on the action or story; and yet another way is to focus on expressing ideas through dialogues.Read more "3 creative writing approaches"
I recently watched a great movie called Slumdog Millionaire. It is about a boy, Jamal Malik, who grows up in the slums and ends up on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. But this is not your typical rags-to-riches movie. He is not there for the money, and he isn’t a […]Read more "Slumdog Millionaire"
For most people, success is measured in terms of fortune and fame, but artists are a different breed. The artist’s measure of success is whether he reached his intended audience.Read more "The artist’s measure of succcess"
As a writer, your topic should dictate the creative skills required. If you have an original or interesting idea or story, you should let it speak for itself rather than over-embellishing it with bells and whistles. On the other hand, if your topic is something very familiar to your audience, you will have to rely […]Read more "Your topic dictates the creative skills required"
When I first watched Memento, I was blow away by its storytelling.Read more "Memento"