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

A.S. Byatt’s Possession – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid

Possession is intriguing from the first line, and the title is apt because reading it will have you so enthralled that you will be “possessed,” by it.  It is a must read for writers because the book gives great examples of: complex plot structure, use of descriptive vocabulary and masterful syntax, and a way to … More A.S. Byatt’s Possession – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid