Writing advice from Leo Tolstoy

I've been wanting to read Anna Karenina for the second time so that I can post my review of what I have now come┬áto believe as the perfect novel. But a home renovation has forced me to relocate my personal library and so I find myself without my trusted friends┬átemporarily until I recover a selection… Continue reading Writing advice from Leo Tolstoy

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What great actors and film directors can teach about storytelling

When an actor's performance or a director's vision gets my student-writer's attention, I always make sure that I read interviews or quotes where he explains his craft, especially the bit about why he thinks his show or film is effective or why he chose to tell that story. I don't know when exactly this started,… Continue reading What great actors and film directors can teach about storytelling

8 Lessons I learned from reading classics

After reading eight classics in less than a year, a reflection is in order. I feel that I must take a pause and ponder on the meaning of what seemed a reading-writing project at the start, but is now turning into a serious course on self-development and Understanding The World 101. I expected this, but… Continue reading 8 Lessons I learned from reading classics