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Blog entries by Fife

  1. My parents were refugees to the United States. I have always thought their story was a fascinating one, especially the unspoken story that's in between-the-lines (and it will probably always remain unspoken). I think, as their child, there's a lot of things they probably will never tell me. And, unfortunately, I don't have the advantage of having a loose-lipped aunt or uncle with stories...
  2. I've said it so many times here, almost apologetically, but I didn't grow up reading books--I mostly watched movies; however, even in the books that I have read (or the mere fact that some types of books far outnumber other types) seemed to cater to Westernized crowd; and I'm almost hesitant to say a "white" crowd, but that's what I'm trying to say. I live in America (which I am quickly...
  3. I'm not one to believe in gimmicks when it comes to writing (or anything for that matter). I like to think of myself as a practical person. I sometimes spend several hours outlining plots, scenes, etc. on paper or simply mentally brainstorming ideas, emotions, concepts (some great places for this--for me--is on the track while jogging to some inspiring music and surprisingly, on the...
  4. I have been trying to find a mechanism or system for improving my creativity--that is, having creative content to write about. Seriously, I thought about pinning words to a dartboard and throwing 3-4 darts. The funny thing is that I imagine a lot of people here would draw from their extensive mental library of books they've read. I have to admit, I can count the number of fiction books I've...
  5. In the seventeen days I've been a member at writingforums.org, observing and judging (we all judge) the community has been interesting. I am beginning to see whom the regulars are. The handles of which writers stand behind become characters as their personalities paint their personalities. It's like the first day of class at a new school or the first day of work. This guy reminds of Joe...