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Reproaches for a Request Earnest

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Reproaches for a Request Earnest

by: R. Srinivasa Moorthy

I’ve posted an article appealing to the bloggers, not to use blogs for erotic and pervert purposes in ‘lulu.com’. Immense fury I’ve to face for such a humble request, which manifested in the form of abusive replies with clamorous curses and roaring reproaches.
Well, blogs are for venting our griefs and gains, pleasures and pains and of course, for anything and everything that comes in our way. It is the freedom we do excercise in posting our thoughts and casting our dreams. A portal to unleash our innerself. Yes.
One doesn’t stand in the middle of a high-traffic highway for the reason that he is ‘free’ to do anything he likes! Our behaviour will be deemed by the society we live in as ‘liberal’, if we are set to interfere others free...

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Notion of Correctness in Speech

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Notion of Correctness in Speech

by: Samir K. Dash

There is an old story about a girl, who asked her grand pa whether he keeps his long beard over or under the blanket while sleeping. Until then the grand pa never thought of this , but from that moment he tossed and turned every night trying to decide what to do with the beard – the poor fellow had become “beard conscious”.
And this story points to one aspect of learning a second language (especially in spoken form with its odd accent and intonation etc.) that may be foreign to students while learning to master it. And during this struggle they become “spoken conscious” and find themselves in the frame of grand pa, tossing and turning every time they attempt to speak in this alien language.
It is natural that we in this age of growing psych...

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Understanding The First Rule Of Writing—Before You

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Understanding The First Rule Of Writing—Before You Start The Great Bestselling Book

by: Marvin D. Cloud

Chaos and confusion come when established rules and procedures are not followed. Even mixing and matching systems to favor one’s own position can cause a great deal of consternation. In writing a book, the first rule is to know and understand why you want to write in the first place.
In other words, you need to develop a theme that will answer the question of why you want to write. I usually get a blank stare when I ask a budding author, “What is your book’s theme?” Eventually the answer I get may be the title of a manuscript.
When I explain that a title isn’t a theme, I then may hear, “It’s the story of my life.” That is unquestionably the number-one answer I get...

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Awesome Endings

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Awesome Endings

by: Lea Schizas

Bungee jumping, sky diving, secret mission, Indy 500: how do these events compare to the art of fiction writing? Each one brings to its ‘doer’ an element of anticipation, exhilaration, unfamiliarity, and adventure. A pure adrenaline rush. And as a writer of fiction, this is the plateau you want your reader to experience.
Straying from the anticipated ending to a twist makes for good reading, pleasing the editor, and upping your chance of getting accepted. But be wary. Your twist should conform along the lines of the story you have crafted thus far. Not an easy task to accomplish, but plausible.
For example: fifteen-year-old John stole the answers to his exam from his teacher’s desk...

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Voices in Your Head

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Voices in Your Head

by: Mike Foley

Are you struggling with your story’s dialogue? If so, you’re not alone. Dialogue is tough for many writers. Fortunately, by learning to listen, you can make your fictional dialogue much stronger. So let’s begin by looking at a quick dialogue exchange, from a short story I’ve been working on.

Her eyes finally met mine. “This isn’t right, Neil. You felt it out there. I know it.”
I nodded. “But it’s free floating. It doesn’t cling to the water and it really isn’t a part of the tank. And there’s no body. A spirit just circles the site.”
“A broken circle,” she said gravely. “Pieces missing…death. Someone died out there.”
“So you’re saying this is a murder?”
“Maybe. Don’t know. No body...

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