Beautiful Saint Louis du Nord in all my dreams!

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine Striking snapshots from Saint Louis du Nord this morning shed new light on this picturesque town sprawled on Haiti’s northwest coast. It was there, years ago, a young woman named Rose gave birth to a boy…
Don’t forget description is key in creative writing

Ardain Isma Not all writers are novelists, and to be a romancier, you must have what it takes: the ability to bring the reader exactly where the action is taking place. Without pictures, it’s hard to bring a reader along…
Writing your travel memoir

Ardain Isma A writer is an explorer—a visionary. I travel a lot, but my greatest joy is the opportunity to meet new people, to be exposed to new cultures and more importantly to learn new things about human behavior. Describing…
Friday: any progress in your literary journey?

Ardain Isma Every Friday, I take pleasure asking you to share a little bit of your literary progress. Some of you have done so, and I’ve always liked your sharing. It is uplifting, especially for a colleague who’s been trapped…
Passion is every writer’s best friend

Ardain Isma Passion is the driving force behind everything in life. It has the power to defeat negative feelings, glooms from rejections, etc. In the literary world, piles of rejections can break a writer’s moral. It’s not easy when a…