Tag: writers

  • A Midsummer Night’s Maze: Interactive Fiction and Narrative Design

    A Midsummer Night’s Maze: Interactive Fiction and Narrative Design

    Possible video game plot and summary for an interactive fiction based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Title: “A Midsummer Night’s Maze” Synopsis In the magical land of Athens, four young lovers are caught in a love triangle, each pining for the affection of the other. At the same time, a group of mischievous fairies and […]

  • Sunday Morning – A Poem

    Sunday Morning – A Poem

    Sunday Morning BY WALLACE STEVENS      I Complacencies of the peignoir, and lateCoffee and oranges in a sunny chair,And the green freedom of a cockatooUpon a rug mingle to dissipateThe holy hush of ancient sacrifice.She dreams a little, and she feels the darkEncroachment of that old catastrophe,As a calm darkens among water-lights.The pungent oranges and […]

  • What the Hell is Water? David Foster Wallace and the Need to Believe

    What the Hell is Water? David Foster Wallace and the Need to Believe

    “Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or […]

  • Writing Through a Pandemic: Writer’s Edit is Hiring Freelancers

    Writing Through a Pandemic: Writer’s Edit is Hiring Freelancers

    If you’re among the writers of the world I’m sure you’re familiar with the monolithic resource that is the Writer’s Edit. If not (…who are you?), well they’re a one-stop shop for writers of all flavors, compiling advice and classes to nurture the seasoned novelist and the budding author alike with a global reach coming […]

  • On Arabic Sweets and the Middle East: Kunafa – NICHOLAS ANDRIANI

    All of these things are true… I had been in Jordan for several weeks and my love affair with Arabian sweets had reached a lofty peak. In fact, I would begin and end each day with a platter of pastries, smothered in honeys and syrups that would flood through heaps of pistachios on my plate. Then it happened… I… […]

  • That Settles it, “Writing is Hard.” -Yeats

    That Settles it, “Writing is Hard.” -Yeats

    “A line will take us hours maybe, Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, Our stitching and unstitching have been naught. Better go down upon your marrow bones And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones Like an old pauper, in all kinds of weather— For to articulate sweet sounds together Is to […]