In my opinion (and not only mine) every story is driven by characters. If characters are flat or sketchy, the story will suffer. Best characters are those you want to be friends, lovers or maybe worst enemies with, those who leave you restless and sneak into your dreams.… Read the rest
Some people say that the best way to write a great story is to write a book you’d want to read yourself. Holden Caulfield, the troubled teenager from The Catcher In The Rye, thought about it in his unique way:
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”
Your story needs to be interesting enough to make the reader to want more, it needs to transport the reader into the world he’d like to stay in for longer.… Read the rest
I think I overdosed you lately with existential topics. What did you expect? We had the worst April and most of May weather in English history (N.B., subject to mild exaggeration).
Now the sun is up and Grisha (yep, that’s me) is ready 4 fun and frolics.… Read the rest
There are many arguments about mental health of Sheldon Cooper, a major character in the Big Bang Theory (I shall further refer to it as BBT) TV series. Jim Parsons who plays this character said in his interview to Variety that Sheldon “couldn’t display more traits” of Asperger’s.… Read the rest
In 1889 Anton Chekhov wrote this in his letter to a friend: “One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it”.
Indeed, if something is not used in the story, it should be thrown out.… Read the rest
Impatience is one of the things that keep causing problems for me. I want everything and now. But the more I live and learn the more I think that I need a better preparation in everything. … Read the rest