If someone isn’t rich, find another with funds, silver, diamonds, gold, enough to see you through. If he’s not cold enough, with no head to fend off the brutality of life, then find a man who feels less who does what he must, giving out pink slips left and right. When she’s not young enough, … More “Love in the Twenty-First” by Ayesha F. Hamid
When you think it can’t, that it won’t come with nothing in sight, just night in front of you, it do, it do come through, the smallest strand of light in darkness just barely enough to see you through.
Was it just the wondrous weather or love at first sight? While thinking on it, I surmised that the joy in seeing you had absolutely nothing to do with the warming star overhead, the sky’s soft blue, or the air just right. Naysayers would shake their heads saying that I felt nothing, a reaction of … More “The Moment I Knew” You 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
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
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
I recently spoke to Cathy (Cat) Colborn, author, creator of the an online journal, and Philadelphia representative for WragsInk Publishing. Colborn has been writing and drawing since she had her first easy reader as a child. Today, she’s become a jack-of-all trades in the creative-writing and publishing worlds. Colborn is the founder of a well-known, … More Catt Colborn – An Interview by Ayesha F. Hamid