Writing Class 102: Creating an Interesting Character 2

As stated on Writing Class 101, I am going to continue on the techniques of creating an interesting character. 1. Give your characters a memorable name, something catchy and sweet to the mouth and ears. When we hear names like Clark Kent, or Jack Buar, or Michael Scofield, we know already who the character is, …

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MOCKS AND MONKS Episode 5

Yurik glanced at Raymond. Their eyes met and she lowered his head. He stared at him for some seconds, wondering if his lowered head was due to guilt or respect. “Brother Raymond.” He walked towards him. “Are you sure of what you are saying?” Raymond’s heart skipped with Yurik’s breath falling on his head. He …

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Detaching Your Name from the Definition of Failure.

Nothing is more devastating and heart breaking than aiming for something, making the necessary plans and then landing on a sack of ants. It crushes the heart more than a breakup does. But a brave heart, the heart of a winner and successful individual sees a rising sun in the midst of this hurt and …

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THINKING TWICE: The Secret of the Wise.

At the end, every noise goes away,  and what we are left with is the meditative silence of our hearts, the whispers of our inner man, either judging us or pointing out what we should have done differently. Flashback to the beginning, when the noise, the excitement and the eagerness started, our provocative stubbornness shielded …

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MOCKS AND MONKS Episode 3

With the Matin over, the Monks stepped out of the church in a coordinated commotion. Some of the curious ones clustered around Samuel and Patrick in the Sacristy, waiting for an explanation to the disarray that has arrested the Priory. Others went straight to the Presbytery, believing that whatever is hidden under the sun always …

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