Required Elements of Authentic Historical Fiction – by Ayesha F. Hamid

Historical fiction must be authentic in order to pull the reader in, so that writers who create works in this genre should consider how their work can be as authentic as possible. In order to effectively emulate specific worlds in historical fiction, the writer must research and know the world that they are trying to … More Required Elements of Authentic Historical Fiction – by Ayesha F. Hamid

Essential Techniques of Storytelling in The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Ayesha F. Hamid

There are a variety of techniques that writers can use to add more precision and depth to their descriptions. Writers of all genres, including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, can benefit from reading, observing, and understanding the techniques with which Thornton Wilder creates his full, detailed, and believable descriptions, but reading Wilder’sThe Bridge of San … More Essential Techniques of Storytelling in The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Ayesha F. Hamid

Feig by Richard Bank – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid

Disasters and calamities, whether they are natural or man-made, create chaos and confusion.  After experiencing or witnessing such disasters, the human response is to question how such events could take place. Those that once believed in an omnipotent God can come to believe that we live in a universe devoid of God, or one in … More Feig by Richard Bank – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid

Creating Successful Conflicts, Climaxes, and Resolutions by Ayesha F. Hamid

In order for a story to be successful, its writer must move readers by creating a sense of conflict and resolution.  The writing community agrees that prose must have conflict, which works up to a climax.  The climax is the point after which the protagonist’s challenge resolves itself in one way or the other; characters’ … More Creating Successful Conflicts, Climaxes, and Resolutions by Ayesha F. Hamid