Wednesday, April 7, 2021

'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son'

'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son' 

" It was around eight o'clock on 28 August 2000, just past the frenzy of the New York rush hour when a subway train rattled down the track into 14th Street station, in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. Danny Stewart, 34, was late for dinner with his partner, Pete Mercurio, 32." 

"The baby squeezed my finger with his entire hand so hard," says Pete. "He was just staring up at me and I was just looking at him, and it was almost like he found a pressure point in my finger that just opened up my heart to my head and showed me in that moment that I could be one of his parents, one of his dads."

Memories in Diaspora: The mushroom and Lady Macbeth's hands

 Memories in Diaspora: The mushroom and Lady Macbeth's hands

 “قارچ و دست های لیدی مکبث”

در سرزمین قارچ های رنگارنگ و گوناگون، من هم قارچی هستم با رنگ یگانه خودم.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

A Guide to Critiquing a Story

 A Guide to Critiquing a Story: Seven Vital Elements Every Story Must Have 

How to Give Feedback on Fiction: A Guide for Readers

Tips for an Effective Creative Writing Critique

Giving the right kind of critique takes some effort and thoughtfulness. If you're taking the time to give someone feedback on their creative writing, either in a class, a writing group, or one-on-one, you want to give feedback that will help that writer develop their strengths. And in doing so, you'll be developing both your critical thinking skills and your skills as a writer, too. 

Abstract Thinking Exercises

Abstract Thinking Exercises 

Abstract thinking has to do with seeing the context and bigger picture surrounding an event or idea. Abstract thinkers can reflect on events and ideas and think beyond just the “here and now”.

What Is Flash Fiction?

 What Is Flash Fiction?

Flash fiction is a great way to hone your writing skills. Because it’s so short, it’s incredibly challenging to create an engaging, satisfying story arc within flash fiction.

Many writers struggle with using too many adjectives or cluttering up their writing with unnecessary repetition. Flash fiction teaches you to make each and every word count.