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Jason Dookeran
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Oddities Inc.
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The Left’s Selective Love Of Science
The Left’s Selective Love Of Science
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“The muse in charge of fantasy wears good, sensible shoes.” ― Lloyd Alexander Writers, whether they be modern fiction writers, fantasy writers, sci-fi writers…every single one of us has to design a world. World building can be done as a minor addition or…
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“A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.” – Sidney Sheldon Writing is a business. Commercial writing can be just as hectic as other businesses, in that it demands the writer’s time and effort in order to produce good,…
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“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write…
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“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates Developing a story can come from the most unlikely of sources. In a short story I read many moons ago, the author was working on a tale about the Last American…
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A short story usually clocks in at around 5,000 to 10,000 words and usually consists of resolving the story in a limited amount of writing and time. While short stories are admirable in the way they’re succinct and force the writer to tell the story in…
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Crafting a character as a beginner writer in Trinidad and Tobago is a hard enough task as it is. There’s a lot of information floating around the interwebs that claim to guide you towards creating the best character possible. The truth is that there is no…
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A story’s success hinges on a number of different things but one of the major pillars of its fortune is its plot. The plot is the framework of the story, what happens to whom and the consequences of each action. The plot is the skeleton that makes your…
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Beginner writers in Trinidad and Tobago as well as throughout the rest of the world struggle with the same sort of problems, chief among them is how to tell the story they want to tell. Many of us spend time in our imagination coming up with feasible…
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Story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth. – Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried As one of a number of beginner writers in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the most confusing and easily misunderstood pieces of information I have gotten from other…
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