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To all romance novelists

Ardain Isma To all romance novelists, this moment in time could be used to deepen the inspiration and put LOVE at the forefront in this race for a vaccine. Your beautiful prose can go a long way in appeasing grief,…
Writers: Read more than you write

Ardain Isma Writers: Read more than you write. An avid reader can certainly be a wonderful writer because reading not only teases the brain but also reinforces the urge to write and write beautifully. Every famous writer will tell you…
Write about what you know

Ardain Isma Write about what know is one of the first lessons in creative writing. For a novelist, especially a beginner, this task entails patience. He must master the skills necessary to create a world unknown to us, his world,…
Character development: an important aspect in storytelling

Ardain Isma Character development is an important aspect in storytelling. There are two main ways you can tell a story in novelistic prose: plot-driven and character-driven. In Midnight at Noon, the story is being told through three voices: Olivier Zebeda,…
A readership base is key to success

Ardain Isma A readership base is key to success in the world of publishing. I can’t stress this enough. Being a great writer is one thing. Building a base of followers—in this case READERS—is the one factor and the only…