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Basis of writing: the four principles of Forster in half of a yellow sun

The 20th century classic of E. M. Forster titled Aspects of the Novel tells a four principled analysis to writing, and for the purpose of writing this elaboration, reading too. Aspects of the Novel borders on story, characters, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. Using the excerpts from the Aspects of the Novel, illustrated by Lee Benson in distinguishing between historical and chronology, which bears shrewd resemblance to story and plot: “And then… And then…” “What the story does is to narrate the life in time.” Beginning with primitive man, storytellers have held their audiences by making them want to know what happens next. Something happens. “And then?” Something else happens. “And then?” So it goes until they end th...

How to kill a baby

“Doctor, the patient is ready” the nurse informed. Roused from my reverie I hurriedly grabbed my stethoscope, hung it on my shoulders and hastened to the operation room. The pungent smell of antiseptic immediately filled my nostrils as I entered the theater, making me feel nauseous instantly. My eyes took some time to adjust to the dim-lightedness of the room though after few seconds, I eventually could now make out the shape of the young girl who was lying prone on the operating table. She was deeply fast asleep due to the sleep injections she had been given earlier, her two legs were wide open, suspended in the air by stirrups. Picking up her file which lay beside table, I quickly scanned through it; she was a 21 year old college student, a Christian from Igbo descent. My eyes were drawn...

The making of the sands of time

We come back to introduce new chapters to our collection of categories; now dare to speak and culture talk coming soon. Starring; our host of joint writers. Since it is birthed, Dare..will incisively challenge for good some of your smooth flowing stream of maintreams. Read the  inaugural piece, titled, sands of time. I was only being overtly conscious; what if the world were to phase into some new era, (it doesn’t necessarily need to wait for another millenium to mark the boundary) would these present coveted disciplines still hold their pride of place, or are we to see some others emerging in the scene, like the technology as it is today, or instead, are we to go the way of our talents and gifts. Who says nothing changes in the existent world of uncertainties, despite a gazillion of...

In the absence of the pen

As a sequel to our earlier post on creating and recreating with the imagination where imagination formed the conclusion amidst other themes, we bring to your delight passion, not merely as a concept rather…explore!   Where passion, viewed from certain vantage has some stigma that it’s hushed away. In our episode, it is this fire in the belly that fires up the writing engine. Even though, on making an alignment, obsession begins to tug out from the long queue. With it inclusive, all these we harness to quip ourselves.   Read earlier post on Imagination in    Long story short, our stream of imaginations and eager passion are indisputable to push the art of writing ever rolling, even when it rolls up moss, and nudging it to its farthest end, almost in ambience with the state of ar...

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