There is something about detective novels that catch our fancy.
The earliest known detective story is hamlet.
An ideal way to create a suspense to create a situation with multiple options. Focusing on the action without lengthy explanations would be a good idea. The opening sentence should be in the middle of an activity.
We can scare someone only when we know what scares.
Ideal writing material would be what bothers us, or what influences us.
Starting through a misdeed carrying the protagonist through the hero’s cycle would be great. The body of the story would be the investigation proper. The solution with the explanation is a good conclusion.
characters would be the
Red herring – could be situational.
The real criminal
Stages of writing would start with the concept sometimes the concept stays for a year or two. The word count would be 1000 words the issue is introduced and escalates. Building up to 30,000 words. By this time the major characters are introduced, the second turn has flipped and the hero takes on rescuing the world. 45,000 word brings the major turn around in the hero’s life.60.000 words is the point of no return with 75,000 words we bring th conflict and resolution into the same cauldron. 90,000 words is the climax and resolution.
- What was the point of the book?
My favorite author?
Intelligence is one thing that I am greatly attracted to, wit of course is a must. Writers tend to be pinnacles of intelligence. Actors are great and awesome but it is the writer who creates a new world from scratch.
An author is a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, He/She is the creator,originator or maker of anything be it a literary work, or a tax plan! and is different from a compiler, translator, editor or a copyist.
The literary production of a writer is also refered to as author eg. To find a passage in an author.
Writers or authors can either make you think or wonder, the purpose of author though is to persuade, entertain,instruct and inform.
But on earth do authors write?
Thomas Berger got it bang on Because it isn’t there!
Coming to my all time favorite authors, I presume plinky’s enquires are directed towards the entertaining kinds. The storytellers.
I call them the comfort food of the mind, the Enid Blyton’s,the Mill and Boons, the Barbara Cartland’s the Zane Grey’s and many
more. They are all equally dear, but the first among equals
Crime buster Dame Agatha Christie:
I like to visualize a traditional grandmother of the sixties finishing her days chores, saying her evening prayers, then curling up in a rocking chair with a glass of … lets leave it to imagination…and reading whodunit.
Agatha Christie wrote 72 books in all, she had stock detectives in Jane Marple, and Hercules Poirot. Though the plots were often repeated and the basic pattern of the stories were the same a murder-an accident a suicide. The most unlikely person is the murderer, still there is something that catches the fancy. Of her all her books, my favorites are The Secret Of the Chimney’s, The Seven dial Mystery, Nemesis and The Murder on the Orient Express.
I like his sense of absurdity, and humor, the way he plays with words, Like the reference to Aunt Dahlia, or the elaborate system of British feudalism. Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Lord Dunstan, Lord Emsworth, The Empress of Blandings these are friends in deed, when one is in need. Jeeves by the way unwinds after a day’s hard work of managing Bertie Wooster with an Agatha Christie novel.
Shantraj Aithal, very Wodehouse like in his writing is his sense of humour and use of language. He has the ability to convert the mundane into hilarious. What I like about Mr.Aithal is his subtle and dry sense of humour. There are no double entries, just plain clean humour. He has penned a total of 5 books and the sixth is on its way.
The newest breed of Authors, I enjoy reading authors on sulekha.com like Citylover, but the one I enjoy the most is Keeya or nupurroopa.sulekha.com she writes on Indian mythology which is really enjoyable.
stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night-every storyteller knows she or he is also a teacher… —Patti Davi
I’m reading Swati Chopra’s Dharmashala dairies, where she has presented an interesting debate between the teacher Shantideva and a seeker–
The seeker “if someone makes public my faults while ignoring my good qualities, am I then justified in getting angry?”
Shantideva”if that is your reason for anger, then you should get equally upset if another is disparaged does that happen? No. if we bear the slander of others why do we angry when we ourselves are slandered?”
The seeker “others slanders are linked to their faults and qualities that is not connected with me. There situations are out of my control.”
Shantideva persists”the person who is slandering you is also out of control, because he is controlled by his emotions which too are dependent upon other factors. Since this is a situation dependent on other factors there is no reason for you to get angry.”
A very interesting outlook Hugh Prather once said people gossip to say”look I am not like that, I am above it.”
Earlier when people gossiped about me, I always told my mom, that it was a compliment after all no one kicked sleeping dogs, it meant I was relevant enough in their lives that they took time off their busy schedule to talk about me.
But today I realize, when I experience disdain for a person, it’s more because I fear the potential of that behaviour in me and I want to deny it. It must be the same for the other person a mirror of our shortcomings. We know what we need to overcome.
1937 April 16th daffy duck made his debut on the world comic scene.
This character from loony tunes is the frenemy of Bugs Bunny.
Ranging from a greedy guy to vigilant lunatic. An exaggerated mandible gave him a hint of lisp.
1941-45 saw Daffy Duck as Draftee Duck attacking the Nazi’s to the extent of banging Hitler’s head.
1951-64 Daffy was paired with Porky the period was the golden period Daffy and Porky.
1965-68 he became an inconsistent friend to speedy Gonzalves .
“Oliver asks for more”
“Barkis is willing”
Uriah Heep and scrooge have become personification of hypocrisy and miserliness their creator Charles Dickens celebrates his birthday today.
Charles dickens writing attacked the social issues of a rapidly industrialized Britain. He wrote for True Sun (1830-32), Mirror of Parliament (1832-34), and the Morning Chronicle (1834-36). Dickens gained soon the reputation as “the fastest and most accurate man in the Gallery”, and he could celebrate his prosperity with “a new hat and a very handsome blue cloak with velvet facings,” as one of his friends described his somewhat dandyish outlook. In the 1830s Dickens contributed to Monthly Magazine and The Evening Chronicle and edited Bentley’s Miscellany. This stint nurtured in him a fondness for journalism and a suspicious attitude towards law.
Dickens was extremely methodical in his daily routine though not so in personal life, married to Catherine the general impression is that he was in love with her younger sister Mary who was the inspiration for Dora Copperfield, when Mary died it was Catherine’s another sister Georgiana who was Dickens’s love and inspiration in 1850 he met actress Ellen Ternan with whom he had a long term relation.
I shall not list his books or go into the academic dissection of them. But classic literature readers do ask for more.
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bheeshmana Kadeya dinagalu, is a play in kannada written by Dr.Bhaskaranand Kumar it is a translation of his Tulu play of the same title.
He has worked the interpersonal relation of Bheeshma, the dilema’s and regrets of his life, through his conversation with various charecters followed by soliloqy. Ganga,Amba, Yudhistra, Krishna, Karna and Duryodhana interact with him.
very wisely he has not dwelled too much on the war proper, presented in crisp contemporary kannada, one looks forward to its performance.
ಭೀಷ್ಮನ ಕೊನೆಯ ದಿನಗಳು, ಡಾ.ಭಾಸ್ಕರಾನಂದ ಕುಮಾರರು ಬರದೆ ನಾಟಕ. ಇದು, ಅವರ ಇದೆ ಹೆಸರಿನ ತುಳು ನಾಟಕದ ಭಾಷಾಂತರ.
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Saw a different Goa altogether.
It was the festival of bookies J nay! If you are thinking of betting and gambling think again. I am talking of a Book Fair.
The international centre of goa put up a book fair with authors most of them who work from goa, to publishers.
The last day of the session was an interaction between Saeed Mirza and Venita Ceolho particularly interesting. After the sessions were the informal conversations with the Gods of the literati. A small conversation with her was so reassuring like normal earthlings she was juggling three careers and a dream. Writing columns, writing scripts and managing a home and a kid. Welcome Ms.Ceolho to the world of the majority. J we are indeed a fraternity of body busies if we weren’t we would not be curious if we were not curious we would not learn and unless we learnt we don’t create. QED as my maths teacher said.
Most women seem to find their own equations, Venita talked about the mother mode from the moment her daughter woke till she went to bed. Then the writer took on, power naps are distant illusions now afternoon siesta has become sacred. But again as Venita mentioned, somewhere along the line the lack of rush, harsh sounds, and inner peace writing becomes a joy.
- Dungeon Tales
- Soap writing and surviving television in India
- The washer of the Dead are some books
Are some of Venita’s books. Looking forward to more from her.
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