What is crucial is I think, doing. Doing, moving, thinking.
Come out of the moment. Don’t get trapped in there. At the same time, be aware of the moment. Take in what it has to offer, rejoice in it, but don’t hold it as the ultimate gatekeeper of all future moments. It’s just what it is: a moment. It will pass. Consider where you are… Continue reading How to Look at the Larger Picture
When the lights were switched off, Jamnesht woke up. He peeled the bedsheet off his body and slowly got to his feet. He must be careful to not make noise. The others were still awake, only just getting into bed. He stood for a few minutes near his bed, keening his ears to pick up… Continue reading The Cue
On a website I have been visiting on and off called Brain Pickings, I read an article about John Steinbeck’s diary writing. While he worked on The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck maintained a diary on the side as an exercise of self-discipline as well as a means of dealing with his fears about writing. He wrote in… Continue reading Steinbeck’s Diary
It is possible to experience whole lives in the course of a day.
I am one of those few (many? I wouldn’t know actually, we should create a club!) people who seem to find it extremely difficult not getting lost. This, no matter where they are – in a new city, or their very own neighbourhood. I just don’t get roads. This, by the way, in no way relates to… Continue reading On Being Lost
Where does a good story take birth? And when? Conflict, bruises and pain, people say, are its parents. But imagination is a good parent, too. Writers and poets can be as young as 25 – good, great writers and poets. Is there some innate talent that cannot be aped by or instilled in others? Probably.… Continue reading How Are Good Stories Born?